Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated, private real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the Company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach and particularly for its expertise in large-scale, mixed-use development. Past projects include the Empress Walk entertainment, shopping and residential complex in North York City Centre, the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences in Bloor-Yorkville and two landmark projects in Toronto's South Core district, 25 York (TELUS Harbour) office tower and the two million square foot Harbour Plaza Residences / One York commercial retail complex. In 2021, in an extension of the South Core, the Company completed its 675,000sf office tower at 100 Queens Quay East which is part of its 4.6 million sf Sugar Wharf waterfront project for which remains under construction.
The Company first established its roots as a developer and builder of single-family home communities, with the objective of creating homes built with innovative design, unyielding quality and meticulous craftsmanship in order to deliver enduring value and pride of ownership. To date, Menkes has built over 10,000 homes across Ontario, including the first Energy Star community in York Region, as well as the first LEED Silver home in Halton Hills.
As one of the earliest developers of condominium apartments in the GTA, Menkes pioneered the condominium lifestyle in the Toronto marketplace. Today the Company’s high-rise residential division continues to be a market leader in the development, marketing, sales and construction of high-rise residential communities. To date, Menkes over 40,000 condominium apartment units to its credit and has been recognized by Tarion as one of the top builders in Ontario for quality and customer service.
Menkes is a recognized trailblazer in the commercial real estate industry, having built over 25 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. From headquarters or regional headquarters for Procter and Gamble, Telus, Sun Life Financial, HOOPP, LCBO, WPP Plc, theScore, and warehouse & distribution centres for tenants such Walmart, FedEx, Lululemon, Purolator and Peloton, the Company has cultivated a portfolio of high quality, strategically located properties across the GTA. Menkes pairs best-in-class, high performance and sustainable buildings with first class, tenant-focused management.
In addition to its many industry-leading operational excellence and sustainability certifications of its office properties including BOMA, LEED, and Fitwel, Menkes’ management of the Matheson Kennedy Industrial Park has garnered a BOMA BEST 3.0 recertification at the Platinum Level, achieving the highest score globally. Menkes has also constructed rooftop solar installations atop of 14 of its properties totaling approximately 4.0 megawatts in size, one of the largest privately-owned rooftop solar portfolios in Canada.