Burka Architects

Burka Architects

The architectural practice was established in 1971 with the objective of full participation in the rapidly evolving urban architecture and human habitation of the modern city. To this end, this office pursues excellence in design through respect for use, function, form, economy, context and environment as well as style in all of its building designs. This office recognizes that buildings are a reflection of their time and the architect is the interpreter of these relevant expressions.

The total built building area designed by this firm prepares master plans, feasibility studies, conceptual plans, design and construction drawings and supervises construction. Building forms designed by this firm range from single-family houses of one or two storeys, subdivisions, townhouses, mid-rise to high-rise condominium and rental apartments, industrial, retail, office and mixed use office buildings.

The firm’s innovative designs have substantially influnced the overall condominium market and left permanent and recognizable standard features in torrento area projects.

This office perceives the concept of any good project to be rooted in the existing physical and cultural context as well as in the marketplace specific to its area. Hence, the building form, the site layout and the unit layout is a direct result of a dialogue between marketing experts, the parameters of zoning restrictions, construction costs and design efficiency consideration and appropriate “architectural style” for its context. Our ultimate programmatic objective is to maximize the total “sales value” of the project. This means more than just monetary value; it means value to be builder, the purchasers and in a wider context to society at large.

Company information

4800 Dufferin Street, Suite 201, Toronto, ON M3H 5S9, Canada
+1 (416) 665 0722

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Absolute World

Absolute World condos Mississauga by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and MAD architects
50 Absolute Dr. , Mississauga | Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes
Absolute World Condos Mississauga. Developed by Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes. 56 and 50 storey condos designed by MAD Architects with interiors by Burka Varacalli Architects. Mississauga condos. go to project

Accolade Condo

Accolade Condo Toronto by Tridel and Burka Architects
181 Wynford Dr,, Toronto | Tridel
Tridel's Accolade condos are a new condo development in North York. Located at Eglinton and the Don Valley Parkway, Accolade condominiums are a short ride away from downtown Toronto. Nearby, ... go to project

CrystalBlu Condos

Crystal Blu Condos in Toronto by Bazis and Burka Varacalli
21 Balmuto Street, Toronto | Bazis
Crystal Blu condominiums, Toronto, a 36-storey project by Bazis International on Balmuto Street near Yonge and Bloor in Toronto. Designed by Varacalli Architects. Toronto condos. go to project

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos Toronto by Barrett Architect for Neudorfer Corporation
1400 Dupont St, Toronto | Neudorfer Corporation
Fuse Condos is a new condo development by Neudorfer Corporation currently under construction at Lansdowne Ave in Toronto. The development includes 2 towers as well as loft units in the podium ... go to project

Key West

Key West Condos Toronto by Burka Archtiects for the Times Group
36 Park Lawn Rd, Toronto | Times Group Corporation
A lush, green waterfront location and a resort-style living environment. Both come together at Key West in Etobicoke. Here where Park Lawn meets Lake Shore, you’re just a 10-minute drive to the ... go to project

London On The Esplanade Condos

London On The Esplanade Condos Toronto by Cityzen Development and Burka
38 The Esplanade, Toronto | Cityzen Development Group
London On The Esplanade Condos is a condo project in Toronto by Cityzen Development and Burka Architects. go to project

Palais at Port Royal Condos

Palais at Port Royal Condos Toronto by Burka Architects for the Pemberton Group
3 Michael Power Place, Etobicoke | Pemberton Group
Palais at Port Royal Place is Pemberton Group’s most successful community in the heart of Etobicoke. Situated within an established neighbourhood with shops, dining and services, Palais is steps ... go to project

Republic Of Yonge And Eglinton Condos

Republic Of Yonge And Eglinton Condos Toronto By Tridel And Burka Architects
70 Roehampton, Toronto | Tridel
Republic Of Yonge And Eglinton Condos Toronto By Tridel And Burka Architects go to project


Rêve Condos Toronto developed by Tridel with design by Wallman Architects
560 Front Street West, Toronto | Tridel
Rêve, a new condominium community at Front & Portland. Set amidst Toronto's most irresistible selection of shopping, dining, nightlife, recreation and cultural attractions. A bold ... go to project

Uptown Residences, The

Uptown Residences condos Toronto by the Pemberton Group
35 Balmuto St., Toronto | Pemberton Group
Uptown Residences is a condo project in Toronto by the Pemberton Group. go to project

Vivid Condos

Vivid Condos at Port Royal Place Etobicoke by the Pemberton Group
1 Michael Power Pl, Etobicoke | Pemberton Group
Pemberton Group is celebrating the Grand Opening of Vivid Condominiums with prices starting from just the mid-$200,000s. The value is unprecedented for this desirable location, at Bloor Street ... go to project