BILD announces the finalists for the 2020 BILD Awards, honouring Collecdev with SIX nominations, incredibly all in pinnacle categories.Play Video
Scandinavian-inspired condos steps to the Wilson subwayLearn More
2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing ExcellenceLearn More CHBA Award
Ontario Home Builder Association’s Awards of Distinction Finalist in three categories including the prestige award for Project of the YearLearn More OHBA Award
Now rising in the heart of Richmond HillLearn More Westwood Gardens
Nørdic Condos530 Wilson Ave, Toronto
Friluftsliv is the great Scandinavian philosophy of embracing the outdoor life in everything we do. We’re not only inspired by this ideal for the Nørdic, we are driven by every part of it.Learn More Nørdic Condos
44 Broadway44 Broadway, Toronto
44 Broadway is the result of an exciting parternship between the Catholic community, represented by the Archdiocese of Toronto and St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, and two of Toronto’s most respected names in development, KPMB Architects and Collecdev Inc.Learn More 44 Broadway
300 Bloor St. W300 Bloor St, Toronto
Collecdev Inc. and Northrop Development Corporation share a unique vision to build communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.Learn More 300 Bloor St. W
TRETTI Condos30 Tretti Way, Toronto
Welcome to TRETTI, a fully formed community with one simple vision: create a lifestyle designed for the way people really live. Suites with clean lines and multi-functional design.Learn More TRETTI Condos
Westwood Gardens8868 Yonge Street, Toronto
Collecdev is proud to bring Westwood Gardens to Richmond Hill—and the development industry has responded in kind by awarding us for our ability to communicate our strategies to the community and to achieve architectural design excellence through environmentally sustainable initiatives.Learn More Westwood Gardens
Tippett Park Phase 230 Tippett, Toronto
The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, valued community facilities, sustainable engineering, and a respect for arts and culture.Learn More Tippett Park Phase 2
Tippett Park Phase 136 Tippett Rd, Toronto
As part of the overall masterplan for the Tippett Regeneration Area, 36 and 36R Tippett are currently being constructed at the northerly portion of the site.Learn More Tippett Park Phase 1
Lillian Park45 Dunfield Ave, Toronto
Lillian Park epitomizes Collecdev’s mission to combine the best in architecture, innovation, sustainability and design.Learn More Lillian Park
2450 Victoria Park2450 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto
Located on the border of North York and Scarborough, just north of Highway 401, 2450 Victoria Park Avenue is a proposed mixed-use, master-planned development of transformative proportions.Learn More 2450 Victoria Park
22 Balliol22 Balliol St, Toronto
A 38-storey modernist tower at 22 Balliol brings a fresh new look to a neighbourhood that for decades, has been a mecca for mid- and high-rise rental towers along with several condominiums.Learn More 22 Balliol
Balliol Park118 Balliol St & 99 Davisville Ave, Toronto
Located in the heart of vibrant Davisville Village in midtown Toronto, Balliol Park comprises a 30- and 15-storey towers that contain 521 units addressing a responsible and effective approach to the City of Toronto’s increasing need for purpose-built rentals.Learn More Balliol Park
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Collecdev emerges as a front-runner among 2020 BILD award finalistsMay 15, 2020 READ MORE
The Toronto real estate market has been described as one of the most competitive in the world, so hearing that Collecdev has been recognized by Toronto’s...
The Toronto real estate market has been described as one of the most competitive in the world, so hearing that Collecdev has been recognized by Toronto’s leading building industry association as a finalist in six Pinnacle categories at the 2020 BILD Awards, is a truly extraordinary achievement.
Collecdev has been honoured in the most prestigious pinnacle categories including:
• Home Builder of the Year – Mid/High Rise
• Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High Rise
• Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise – TRETTI
• People’s Choice Award – TRETTI
• Best High-Rise Building Design – Nørdic
• Best High-Rise Building Design – TRETTI
Home Builder of the Year – Mid/High Rise
At BILD, Home Builder of the Year is a title awarded to those who set the standard for the rest of the industry through their professionalism and dedication to excellence.
This award acknowledges that good development isn’t just about great architecture, or thoughtful amenities that offer opportunities to engage and socialize, it isn’t just about suites that pack smarter living into smaller spaces, or building systems that help preserve the environment. Good development is about delivering all of that while taking the long-term view to address the way people really want to live. It’s exactly what we do at Collecdev, each and every day.
We achieve this through our commitment to exceptional design and construction quality, excellence in customer care, our dedication to ongoing professional development and corporate citizenship. All of which are guided by our three pillars: Social Sustainability, Experiential Design and Environmental Stewardship.
We believe that smarter development today is the foundation for a better future and being recognized in this category is proof that our hard work has not gone unnoticed.
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High Rise
Green Builder of the Year recognizes builders who demonstrate outstanding leadership in green building practices. Thanks to our dedication to environmental stewardship, this esteemed group includes Collecdev.
Throughout our communities we are committed to designing sustainable architecture that is not only environmentally-conscious and energy-saving, but that also utilizes responsive and renewable materials and systems to create ecological balance.
Our buildings are designed to achieve Toronto Green Standards (TSG) certification through green building initiatives which include geothermal technology, green roofs, high performance thermal envelope, bird friendly glazing, circadian rhythm lighting and electric car charging stations to name a few. Already popular in many European countries, geothermal heating and cooling reduces the environmental impact of urban development, while addressing evolving customer needs. It uses about 40% less energy than a traditional HVAC system, and produces 70% less greenhouse gas. It saves over 5 million litres of water every year, all while offering residents predictable monthly maintenance fees.
A key feature at TRETTI, Nørdic, and Westwood Gardens, geothermal energy brings us one step closer to our goal of reducing the carbon footprint of our communities, minimizing any adverse impact on the natural environment while building long lasting, healthy urban landscapes.
Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise – TRETTI
Project of the Year represent the best of the best – buildings that combine excellence in design and marketing, and that exemplify quality and innovation. At TRETTI, the journey to becoming a finalist for Project of the Year began with our three key pillars. Together, they created the foundation for an affordable, sustainable, well-designed community with exceptional access to transit, nature, and modern amenities. TRETTI was an ideal candidate for this award, a complete community designed to help more people live smarter, live better, live happier.
People’s Choice Award – TRETTI
The People’s Choice Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the home building industry, as voted on and selected by the public. TRETTI already received a phenomenal reception during sales, selling out 100% of market units within two months, and this nomination confirms the strong relationship we’ve developed with future residents. To be selected by the greater Toronto community is truly an incredible honour.
Best High-Rise Building Design – Nørdic
Best High-Rise Building Design celebrates excellence in architectural design, examining how a building complements its surroundings, integrates into the existing neighbourhood, and optimizes site and land area. At Nørdic, these criteria were always top of mind.
The contemporary 12-storey building façade is accentuated with balconies, terraces and expansive double-glazed windows, offering abundant natural light from every angle. The configuration of suites allows for optimum space planning and maximum privacy alongside spacious balconies that allow residents to experience the outdoors as a harmonious extension of their indoor space. It’s beautiful architecture that blends seamlessly with the surrounding neighbourhood, enhancing the experience for all.
Best High-Rise Building Design – TRETTI
The vision for TRETTI was simple: clean lines, thoughtful design, and a strong connection to the outdoors. These same features exemplify the criteria for Best High-Rise Building Design.
Rising up 13 storeys in the heart of Wilson Heights, TRETTI’s design sits at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, creating an engaging place that inspires emotional and physical wellbeing for residents and visitors.
Wide shallow suite layouts maximize natural light, while terraces and balconies extend living space beyond the physical walls. The architecture uses simple geometry to form engaging visual planes that integrate into the existing neighbourhood and create a cozy residential niche. TRETTI delivers craftsmanship, functionality, and accessibility in one beautiful package. Timeless design that encourages community and enriches the residential experience.
The winners of the 2020 BILD Awards will be announced September 10, 2020.
The foundation is laid for great living at Westwood GardensMay 15, 2020 READ MORE
Westwood Gardens, Collecdev’s extraordinary residential development in the heart of Richmond Hill, is off to an amazing start. The concrete foundation and structural columns are now in place, the underground parking garage is complete, and we have begun pouring the walls on the 4th floor of Tower A (East Tower) and are beginning to pour the 1st floor walls of Tower B (West Tower).
But walls aren’t the only things going up. Excitement is also building for this master-planned community, poised to introduce a new level of innovation, sustainability, connectivity, and convenience to life in Richmond Hill.
Future residents have been won over by the sophisticated interiors that artfully layer textures and palettes in spaces that range from multi-functional studios to inviting 2-storey townhomes with landscaped patios and private entrances.
Sustainable building features such as geothermal heating and cooling and electric vehicle charging stations have helped educate consumers on the benefits of eco-friendly development – things like lower monthly maintenance fees, long-term resale value, a smaller carbon footprint, and predictable operating costs.
The carefully considered amenity program provides residents with abundant opportunities to socialize, relax, and entertain in spaces that include a yoga studio, state-of-the-art fitness centre, multi-use sports court, dry sauna, media lounge, catering kitchen, and a rooftop terrace complete with dramatic outdoor fireplace.
And with a location that connects to the city with ease, Westwood Gardens delivers a complete package – not just a condominium, but a true community. Construction is underway, the building is taking shape, and the foundation has been laid for a better way to live.
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Collecdev leveraging software to face sudden changes in marketMay 1, 2020 READ MORE
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Real estate has been a driving force in the Greater Toronto Area economy for several years, though the COVID-19 crisis has hit the housing market hard in the last several weeks. The still-emerging economic impacts of the situation are causing many home builders to take a step back and reassess how they conduct sales. Collecdev is one developer moving forward with digital solutions to the problems brought on by the temporary inability to continue regular in-person sales and marketing activity.
Collecdev is using a few different platforms to keep the home buying experience accessible and efficient for purchasers and realtors, including a digital marketing software known as Blackline 2.0. This platform acts as an online replacement for presentation centres, offering a range of similar features for prospective home buyers that include interactive 3D architectural models, suite selections and views, and side-by-side floorplan comparisons. Taking cues from social media, the platform allows agents and purchasers to “share” brochures, floorplans and pricing with each other via the mobile app. “We had a forward-thinking vision and were the early adopters of these softwares, which proved essential during these times,” said Natascha Pieper, VP of Sales and Marketing at Collecdev.
While extremely useful in weathering the storm we’re all currently navigating, the platform has actually been in use by Collecdev for some time now, with use naturally ramping up in the wake of COVID-19 related closures. “Collecdev was an early adopter of Blackline,” reads a statement from Tim Ng, Principal at AdHoc Studio and Blackline. “Collecdev’s team saw the opportunity and advantages of having an online sales centre platform that allowed their team to sell real estate from anywhere.”
The decor programs for recently-marketed projects Tretti and Westwood Gardens utilized interactive 3D visualization software, known as Interactive Abode, which allows buyers to digitally select finishes and decor which are then rendered into an interactive screen on their mobile devices, desktop, or laptop. This approach, already in use well before COVID-19, has been especially useful with physical distancing protocols in place nationwide.
For actual sales of units, Collecdev has been leveraging interactive software called Avesdo, which offers more benefits than just keeping people at a safe distance. One major benefit is the platform’s automation of what would otherwise be tedious and time-consuming processes like signing every page of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Integrated online sales tools accommodate for dynamic changes to inventory and pricing, giving agents immediate accessibility.
Looking to the future, technologies like these will surely remain popular after the pandemic loosens its grip on society. Presentation centres may return to the equation in full force, though the attractiveness of making such important life decisions from the comfort of home can only grow in the years to come. These innovations are especially useful to those with accessibility or sensory issues looking to avoid the crowd-based sales events that were a big factor in pre-COVID marketing campaigns, as well as buyers looking to relocate from out of town with no means to visit a sales centre.
What is good design?April 20, 2020 READ MORE
Design. It’s quite the buzzword in marketing. Design-forward. Design-savvy. Intelligent design. Good or bad, design is built into every single object we...
Design. It’s quite the buzzword in marketing. Design-forward. Design-savvy. Intelligent design.
Good or bad, design is built into every single object we touch, every online site we use, every space we interact with. But what exactly is good design?
Celebrated industrial designer Dieter Rams once laid out ten guiding principles for good design. To no one’s surprise, aesthetic made the list, but so did innovative, unobtrusive, long-lasting, and environmentally-friendly, things we’ve always known at Collecdev.
You see, good design isn’t just about form. It’s not just about making something beautiful or aesthetically pleasing (although we certainly strive for beauty when building our communities).
At Collecdev we believe that good design…
… is about creating something that performs well and responds intuitively to the people who use it.
… is about staying ahead of the curve to find innovative new technologies like the geothermal energy systems we’ve incorporated into all our new builds, helping to save water, reduce CO2 emissions, and minimize operating costs.
… is about conserving resources, minimizing impact, and contributing to the preservation of the environment – the principles behind our pillar of Environmental Stewardship that drive us to create communities with a smaller carbon footprint, better for our residents and the earth.
… is about leaving nothing to chance and ensuring that the care and accuracy we use for site planning and building design get translated to the final product thanks to Collecdev Construction, our in-house construction company that guarantees quality and thorough attention down to the last detail.
… is about building developments that reject fast fashion and disposable design, and instead, produce communities that will last for generations to come.
… is about being timeless, never antiquated.
… is about delivering substance, standing behind our product, and keeping our promises.
… is about going above and beyond the standard with design features like high window-to-wall ratios, that outperform the existing building code and make everyday life more inspiring.
… is about concentrating on the essentials and delivering a better way to live, pure and simple.
These are the ideas that drive us, the beliefs that guide us, and the principles we strive to bring to life in our communities every day. See for yourself at collecdev.com.
Design goes digital in Collecdev’s new interactive décor studioMarch 10, 2020 READ MORE
You know that feeling of inspiration and bliss you get when you’re swiping through Instagram, scrolling through Pinterest, or flipping through the pages of...
You know that feeling of inspiration and bliss you get when you’re swiping through Instagram, scrolling through Pinterest, or flipping through the pages of your favourite décor magazine, and you pass an image of an amazing interior, so bright and so beautiful that you absolutely must save it somewhere, thinking, “one day I will pull this up when it’s time to design my perfect home”? Well break out your vision board because all those moments have been leading up to this.
The Collecdev Décor Studio has gone digital, with an amazing new interactive design portal that lets purchasers select suite finishes from the comfort of their couch. Using a Mac/PC or tablet, users can view, decorate, and change materials and palettes to their heart’s content, visualizing the finished spaces via interactive 3D technology.
Create the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams, mixing and matching flooring, cabinets, countertops, and accessories until you complete the perfect look. Find the formula that’s right for you.
Vinyl Floors + Wood Grain Cabinets + Integrated Appliances + Quartz Countertops and Backsplash
High Gloss Vanity + White Carrara Polished Floors + Matte Black Accessories + Shower with Frameless Glass Door
With more than 50 colour, material, and finish options to choose from, the possibilities are endless, creating a home that’s as unique as you are.
Of course, for those who prefer a one-click approach, each space can also be outfitted with one of two pre-selected packages, expertly detailed by the interior design team at Esqape Design. And no matter what you choose, the Décor Team will follow up to book an in-person appointment, where you can see physical samples of all the finishes you’ve selected, confirming the details before your home is built.
Now that construction at Tretti Condos is underway, purchasers are already taking advantage of the design portal, selecting from an array of quality materials and finishes meticulously curated by the team at Esqape, to recreate the bright and airy Scandinavian-inspired interiors seen throughout the campaign. It’s a new and innovative approach to selecting suite finishes, delivering convenience and connectivity, and responding to the reality of today’s modern lifestyle. It’s an experience like no other and it’s just one more reason to purchase a Collecdev home.
The Collecdev interactive design portal is available in three languages. Share your unique design combinations with us on social using #CollecdevExperientialDesign
2020 BILD Awards
Home Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Project of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
People’s Choice Award - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Attached Homes - Mid-to High-Rise Condominium - Finalist
Best Print Ad - Finalist
2019 OHBA Awards of Distinction
OHBA People’s Choice Award – Finalist
Architectural Design - High-Rise Building – Finalist
Project of the Year High or Mid-Rise – Finalist
2019 BILD Awards
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise – Finalist
2019 NAHB The Nationals
Best Brochure - Builder – Silver
City of Toronto 2018 Affordable Housing Champions
Collecdev – Balliol Park, 30 & 36 Tippett
2018 BILD Awards
Best Innovative Suite Design - Winner
Westwood Gardens – E8 Suite
Green Builder of the Year - Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Best Salesperson or Team, Mid/High-rise - Finalist
Westwood Gardens – Milborne Group
Best Marketing Person or Team- Finalist
2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Best Brochure/Kit - Finalist
2018 NAHB Best in Green Awards
Best in Green Sales & Marketing Strategy - Winner
2018 NAHB The Nationals
Best Marketing of Green/Sustainable Program - Silver
Best Microsite/Website for a Builder - Silver
Marketing Professional of the Year - Silver
2017 OHBA Awards of Distinction
Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure - Finalist
Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise - Finalist