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The late Murray Menkes founded his epinonimous real estate company in 1954, and since then it has come to be among the biggest developers in Toronto. While the company initially focused on constructing single-family homes, that changed over time. It didn’t take long for Menkes to start building master-planned communities, and today, Menkes is a major force in the Greater Toronto Area’s condo, office, and industrial markets operating as a fully integrated multidisciplinary real estate firm.
Menkes was also integral in building up North York’s core, and the iconic mixed-use Empress Walk condos, located opposite Mel Lastman Square on Yonge Street. As a developer, Menkes is an award winner. The company took home Best New Community Built at this year’s BILD Awards for its Harbour Plaza and One York project and was a finalist at the latest Tarion Homeowners’ Choice Awards in the high-rise category. Previous awards include the Green Development Leadership Award of Excellence in 2016 for Menkes’ The Enclaves of Upper Canada in Halton Hills.
Menkes continues to raise the standard for outstanding quality design and superior value as a fully integrated, multidisciplinary real estate development company.
Elegant family homes that exude character and charm; exclusive luxury condominiums infused with stunning amenities; and highly coveted office and industrial space, all set in prime locations.
Menkes Developments Ltd is a family-operated business with deep roots in the city of Toronto. The Company was established nearly 65 years ago by Murray Menkes, an entrepreneur, visionary and successful businessman, who initially wanted his business to be focused on building single-family homes that delivered outstanding quality and lasting value. Over the years, Menkes grew to creating entire mixed-use communities, becoming a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary real estate development company.
Today, carrying on the legacy of their late father, Menkes is led by Murray’s three sons Alan, Steven and Peter, and his grandsons Jared, Jason, Adam and Sean, who not only oversee the execution of the Company’s vast portfolio, but share a common commitment to shape the landscape of Toronto.
At Menkes, we are committed to creating quality and innovative living environments that enhance any life story. Brilliant architecture, exceptional interior design and luxurious amenities come standard with every Menkes home. And because of this, Menkes is continuously recognized by a myriad of awards associations including Tarion, Summit International Awards and the BOMA Awards.
The ability to give back to communities where we build is something we’re very proud of; in addition to exciting and informative events and activities for our homeowners, Menkes is a strong supporter of community building through direct involvement by sponsoring and supporting local and regional events, fundraisers and teams across the Greater Toronto Area.