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Context was formed in 1997 by Stephen Gross and Howard Cohen. Our company is focused on the development of mixed-use projects, condominiums and affordable rental housing in Toronto's central neighbourhoods. We are pioneers in downtown intensification with buildings based on quality design, sustainability and innovative city planning.

Context is backed by Waterloo Capital, a private investment fund controlled by Stephen Gross and Gerald Schwartz, the CEO of Onex Corporation.

PROJECT LIST

Wynford Green

A 60 acre redevelopment and Toronto’s next great neighbourhood

The Yorkdale Condominiums

Residences at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Lawrence Heights

100 acre master plan community redevelopment

Library District Condominiums

Overlooking historic Fort York

150 Dan Leckie Way

LEED Gold affordable rental in downtown west

501 Adelaide Street East

LEED Silver equivalent affordable rental

Market Wharf

A complex mixed use development south of St. Lawrence Market

The Loretto

The sensitive restoration of an historic Annex landmark

Spire the Condominium

A striking 45 storey tower adjacent to St. James Cathedral and Park

TipTopLofts

The renovation and sensitive addition to an iconic art deco building

Radio City

In conjunction with the National Ballet School of Canada

Home

A terraced luxury building on High Park

Mozo

Acclaimed mixed use building in Toronto’s design district

Ideal Condominium

A contextual “main-street” building in Little Italy

Kensington Market Lofts

Adaptive reuse of a former George Brown Campus

District Lofts

An innovative architectural statement in Toronto’s Fashion District

Upper East Side

New urbanism townhouses in Riverdale

20 Niagara

Pioneering modernist condominium downtown west

The New Lawrence Heights Townhomes

The New Lawrence Heights

Wynford Green

A 60 acre redevelopment and Toronto’s next great neighbourhood

The Yorkdale Condominiums

Residences at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Lawrence Heights

100 acre master plan community redevelopment

Library District Condominiums

Overlooking historic Fort York

150 Dan Leckie Way

LEED Gold affordable rental in downtown west

501 Adelaide Street East

LEED Silver equivalent affordable rental

Market Wharf

A complex mixed use development south of St. Lawrence Market

The Loretto

The sensitive restoration of an historic Annex landmark

Spire the Condominium

A striking 45 storey tower adjacent to St. James Cathedral and Park

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CONTEXT HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS MUNICIPAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS.

City of Toronto Urban Design Awards winners include Spire, Radio City, Ideal, District Lofts, Kensington Market Lofts, Upper East Side, and 20 Niagara.

Home was awarded the Award of Excellence by both Canadian Architect Magazine and the Ontario Association of Architects.

Tip Top Lofts was named the BILD (formerly Greater Toronto Home Builders) Project of the Year.

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) named District Lofts their most innovative building.

Christopher Hume of the Toronto Star wrote, “MOZO is one of the most beautiful buildings in Toronto. I give it an A+, and it could serve as the prototype for downtown residential development in 21st century Toronto.”

Radio City was named the National Urban Design Award Winner by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, The Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and won the Global Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute.