The Whitecastle New Urban Fund is a private equity fund that forms the real estate arm of the Whitecastle group of companies and follows in the footsteps of Whitecastle’s founder, A. Ephraim (Eph) Diamond, a prominent real estate developer. The initial Whitecastle New Urban Fund was established as a limited partnership in July 2008, while the more recent Whitecastle New Urban Fund 2 was established in February 2012. The Whitecastle Fund’s mandate is to create additional value in lands through a process of rezoning the lands to an appropriate use and density.
The Whitecastle Fund is honoured with building on the legacy of Eph Diamond. As a co-founder of Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Eph served as Chairman and CEO until 1979 and continued on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee until the company was sold in 1987 when the company was acquired by a private investment consortium.
Eph’s contribution to the fabric of Canada has been recognized by his 1994 appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada and his 1988 induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. For his life-long humanitarian work he has received the 1980 Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews and the 1979 State of Israel Prime Minister’s Medal for Humanitarian Services.
Eph Diamond was an engineering graduate from Queens University and served as an Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Sadly he passed away in 2008.
Eph’s legacy of integrity and fairness in his business dealings combined with pride, humility and a great sense of humour have inspired his family and employees of Whitecastle to continue his honourable traditions.
A proposal by Diamond Corp designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group to redevelop the site at 939 Eglinton Avenue East to split the site into two parcels for a large mixed-use development. Two ... go to project
Blue Diamond Condos at 129 St. Clair West, Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and DiamondCorp with design by Diamond Schmitt Architects, heritage architecture by ERA Architects and landscaping by Janet ... go to project
The Yonge Street area south of Bloor is undergoing an exciting rejuvenation, and FIVE – Condos at 5 St. Joseph is leading the way with architecture that marries innovation and restoration. Highly ... go to project
Garrison Point at 30 Ordnance Street is the first phase of an exciting master planned community. This 1.6 acre site will form the initial phase of an overall 7.6 acre triangular-shaped site ... go to project
Creating a sustainable new neighbourhood in the heart of the historic Village of Long Branch. The project will transform the lands from an underutilized industrial site to a thriving mixed-use ... go to project
Designing and constructing a large, sophisticated condominium structure such as 210 Simcoe is about as complex as designing and constructing a supersonic aircraft. The planning it takes, ... go to project
The Well is a new, open and vibrant mixed-use community in downtown Toronto where people can live, work, and shop well. Spread over seven and a half acres, The Well borders Wellington, Spadina and ... go to project
Located on the northwest corner of Eglinton and Don Mills Road, the 60-acre master planned and transit-oriented development would feature commercial space, office buildings, and residential uses ... go to project