To date, Metropia has planned, built, and managed more than 14,000 residential units, in 21 communities, spanning a mix of high- and low-rise development and master-planned sites that incorporate more than 13 million square feet of residential, retail and corporate space. These thriving, integrated communities include projects like eCondos; Exhibit (in partnership with Bazis); 11YV (in partnership with RioCan Living and Capital Developments); and Union Village (in partnership with Minto Communities). While each one boasts a unique position in Toronto’s residential landscape, these communities nonetheless share one defining theme: they are all poised to become a landmark destination with fully-integrated programming, filled with inspiration and built for the way people want to live.
At Exhibit, e Condos and 11YV, Metropia optimized high-rise design, creating three distinct tower communities that respond to the demands of today’s urban lifestyle with an array of amenitized and experiential spaces, all strategically positioned at key transit nodes.
Where some Developers set out to develop a building, Metropia sets out with a greater purpose: to develop robust, complete, masterplanned communities that change skylines and neighbourhoods, and redefine the meaning of home.
In 2009, after 25 years as Co-Founder and CEO of Tribute Communities, leading the development of over 25,000 homes, Howard Sokolowski turned his sights to a new frontier and Metropia was born. Today, under Howard’s steadfast leadership, the company applies big-picture thinking to even the smallest detail, resulting in communities that are built with quality construction, unwavering integrity, and industry-leading customer care, because Howard believes that every Metropia homeowner, whether of a high-rise urban condominium or a low-rise single-family luxury home, deserves the very best.
That commitment to excellence is the driving force behind Metropia’s impressive portfolio of award-winning projects.
At Union Village, Metropia swapped height for reach, transforming the York Downs Golf Club, in the heart of Markham, into a masterplanned masterpiece, full of distinctive homes, modern amenities, abundant green space, and a location that offers urban access and small town appeal. The community eschewed the idea of cookie-cutter design, opting instead for a landscape of beautiful homes and new local landmarks that created the feeling of a longestablished neighbourhood. It was the start of a new era of considered residential design in Unionville-Markham, one that continues with the introduction of Union City.
Once again, Metropia is poised to change the landscape and raise the bar, delivering a neverbefore- seen level of residential design, this time to high-rise living in Unionville-Markham. And, with extensive expertise in every facet of the development industry - from land acquisition, to securing approvals, to sales and marketing, to construction, to award-winning customer support - they are uniquely positioned to make this community another enormous success.
Welcome to a different approach to development. Welcome to Union City.
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Quinn Design Associates Inc.
Creating places that delight and inspire, that’s the mission of Quinn Design Associates Inc. Since 1987, the Toronto-based architectural landscape firm has been translating a passion for horticulture and urban design into some of the most breathtaking urban and public landscapes of the last three decades, spaces like the Peel Memorial Centre; the Humber River Hospital; Seneca College’s Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship; and the Markham Pan Am Centre, Union City’s neighbour to the east. The talented team shares a vision for inclusive landscape design that considers each site, its architecture, and the larger urban context, resulting in healthy, sustainable, dynamic environments that enhance people’s relationship to outdoor urban settings.