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For Mizrahi Developments, responsibility begins well before ground is broken.

It starts with conversations.

We ask questions of community residents, leaders and city councillors. What is life like in the neighborhoods where we want to build? What are the improvements locals would like to see? And we listen.

Mizrahi Developments is in the business of creating homes that are sanctuaries for those who live in the buildings and a visual enhancement for those in the community who live with the streetscape.

You wouldn’t plant a tree in a desert.

Once ground is broken, we adhere to rigorous building standards. Not just environmental standards that deliver superior efficiency than other new homes. Mizrahi Developments is the only builder in Canada with the ISO 9001 certification. Most builders couldn’t withstand the scrutiny and the amount of accountability the ISO entails. But to us, it’s a matter of responsibility to exceed expectations.

Every building is a system. Throughout his career –with retail stores; large, high-tech factories and luxury homes – Sam Mizrahi developed a precise expertise in the inner workings of a building: the art, but also the science. That means adhering to rigorous international standards. Why? A third party’s watchful eye gives our customers reassurance about execution.

Mizrahi Developments’s philosophy is simple: Don’t start something unless you can offer more. Intuit zoning needs – the flexibility to build work-live residences. Study location appeal. Appreciate the psychology of buildings – how people want to live and why.

Give guarantees. How many builders write onto their permits the exact materials for construction? They’re under no obligation to do so, but Mizrahi Developments believes in relationships with our customers, underscoring our integrity as builders. And we extend that relationship to our suppliers, whose response is loyalty and the commitment to build on time and on budget. In all our projects, Mizrahi Developments is building a skyscraper of reliability.

“All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.” Frank Lloyd Wright made that observation.

As builders, we couldn’t agree more.

We think about how people feel, what they care about; what allows them to find comfort in one place but not another.

Our inspiration has come from the human values of buildings we’ve observed in many parts of the world.

One time, it was noticed in a famous restaurant, Le Pre Catelan, in Paris, a romantic setting of classic proportions and high ceilings.

For all its grandeur, there was intimacy.

That’s where life finds its most meaningful expression.

We make note of that sense of elegant intimacy, and bring it to our discussions with architects when designing luxury residences.

At Mizrahi Developments, our particular architecture of inspiration starts with small things – feelings, nuances, details. And from that can be built what will contain and celebrate the energy and beauty of life.

A building is not just a shelter. What we surround ourselves with impacts the way we function in the world. A home is an envelope containing all that is good, beautiful and precisely designed; a cocoon that enhances health, lifts spirits and restores energy and peace of mind.

All of which takes a lot more than bricks and mortar. Homes are intelligent systems, at work to make life healthier, more peaceful, more cost efficient and secure in ways you can both see and not see. We were one of the first builders in Canada to be GreenHouse certified. EnergyStar qualifications deliver greater efficiency and cost-savings. We offer the Tarion guarantee and are members of BILD.

We also carefully choose finishes with limited volatile organic compounds (VOC) to reduce toxins. We research allergy-free options and frequent international conferences to keep up to date with technology on how to make a home a fortress of optimum living.

Intelligence of design is a phrase many use but which Mizrahi Developments takes as a serious commitment and part of our challenge to ourselves to be the best.

The art of the streetscape begins with inclusion. And in every city, it’s possible to see those that create a delightful fabric of uses for pedestrians and those that alienate them.

Mizrahi Developments considers the physical identity of a neighborhood, careful not to disrespect what’s been there for generations but rather to enhance the visual experience of a community. A building should give back grace and enjoyment, inviting people in, whether as home-owners or retail customers. With every project, we welcome the opportunity to create a streetscape with adjacent buildings that together have a positive impact on quality of life, helping to create a sense of avenue that is both intimate and beautiful.

We have worked with some of the leading interior designers and architectural firms in Canada to create homes and buildings that are landmarks, not just because of the quality of materials used, but in the articulation of graceful, discrete exteriors and a sensitive understanding of how a city develops its voice through the nature of the buildings that fill its spaces.