Customize Your Home, Your Way With Ideal Developments

In a real estate market like the GTA’s, attracting buyers from around the world, what used to be considered luxury is now the status quo.

So developers are going big to bring buyers home. Spectacular new builds in coveted locations like Canada’s high-tech capital, Markham, are helping raise the bar for clients looking for more than just another mega-mansion.

Ideal Developments is one of the most notable players in this niche market, sparing no expense to up the ante with custom homes, in exclusive neighbourhoods, that range from ultra-luxurious to nothing short of opulent.

Grand entry doors, and equally extravagant foyers with soaring ceilings, crowned with custom designed skylights, are just the beginning of what’s possible.

Imagine waking up in a gorgeous bedroom that fits your needs to a tee, because you got to choose every feature it included.

Your day could start off with a swim in your indoor pool oasis that opens to views of a stunning terrace and lush, backyard; Or maybe with hitting your personal gym. If tranquility is what you’re after, consider that you could include an adjoining spa-bathroom to your master suite.

And after long days on the go, there will be no shortage of ways to unwind—whether you’re a film buff, a golf enthusiast or a sports fanatic.

No, this isn’t referring to the many premier golf and country clubs in neighbourhoods of Ideal Developments’ builds. Or the endless options for entertainment in the forms of movie theatres, sports facilities and centres for the arts.

With a custom home you could have your very own indoor theatre, golf simulator, and basketball court to ensure your home’s amenities keep up with your active lifestyle.

These would be in addition to elements like elegant wine cellars and fabulous courtyards to host company in.

The Ideal Developments team appreciates exactly how much the quality of your home impacts the quality of your life, every single day. That’s why they aren’t just building houses; with their distinct designs, they’re creating lifestyles.

Biking Is Ideal!

There’s a good reason why Ideal Developments provides every purchaser at Dragon Condos with a bike. Ideal believes that cycling is, well, ideal! Ideal for the environment, ideal for health and ideal for getting around the city efficiently.

Located on Spadina just south of Dundas in the heart of downtown Toronto, Dragon Condos is a spectacular residence . . . but let’s face it. Getting around in downtown Toronto can be a real drag . . . no pun intended! As huge supporters of the bicycle as the preferred mode of transportation for urbanites, Ideal Developments factored bicycle parking into their design for Dragon Condos.

So what makes biking such a great option for downtowners? Recent changes to street structures downtown include bike lanes on many of the main arteries, making it safer and more efficient. In fact, cyclers can often reach their destinations faster than motorists or public transit users.

Biking is a lot cheaper than driving a car. No gas, fluids, insurance or expensive maintenance required.  And bicycle parking is cheap if not free. Surely you’ve got better ways to spend the average $200 a month it costs to park downtown!

Bike riding provides a huge health benefit. As the most energy efficient mode of transportation on the planet, the only fuel a bicycle uses is your own! Statistics show that the average new bicycle rider will lose 13 pounds during their first year of bicycle commuting if they maintain the same eating habits.

But it’s not just about the physical health benefits. Bicycle riding reduces stress, it’s therapeutic for the mind and spirit and it’s fun to do! It’s also a great recreational activity with friends and family.

When it comes to environmental concerns like greenhouse gases and disgusting fuel emissions, a four-mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe. Aside from eliminating pollution, bicycling also reduces the demand for parking lots and paving the earth. It reduces road wear and tear. And it telegraphs your concern for the future.

For many downtown condo dwellers, the bicycle is not only the preferred mode of transportation, given its efficiency, low cost and health and environmental benefits, it’s often the only alternative to foot power! For people who don’t want to take on the expense of a car, or for people who for whatever reason don’t drive, the bicycle is the ideal alternative!

Ideal Developments gets innovative by installing a car elevator in the City of Toronto

Dragon Condos is synonymous with the word Innovation.

Ideal Developments is excited to unravel a state-of-the-art car lift system that assists customers to park with absolute ease, the first of its kind in the city of Toronto. This innovative solution was identified by Ideal Developments during the planning stages of the Dragon Condos with the confidence that this would benefit our purchasers.

“This technology simplified our building process and sped up the timeframe to construct the underground parking garage and maximized the parking surface area” said Alireza Khosrowshahi, Vice President of Development and Construction. Most importantly, this introduction increases safety as our customers do not have to navigate through a dangerous ramp system as common in other high-rise developments.

This is one of the first developments to introduce this innovative technology in the City of Toronto, Ontario. Ideal felt compelled to introduce such brilliant technology as it aided in the construction of the underground parking garage and provided an ideal parking solution for  purchasers.

The unique parking garage lift operates from six synchronized hydraulic cylinders, one screw pump, a five horsepower motor and controller complete with constant pressure push button controls, to lift and lower the platforms. This unique platform design is engineered with the structural steel framing. With a capacity of 10,000 lbs/ 4550 kg, vehicles can be driven on and off the lift individually at various levels or can be used simply as a vehicle auto park.

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CHBA Best Electronic Promotion Award Winner

Ideal Developments is the proud award WINNER for “Best Electronic Promotion, Pinnacle on 14th Avenue.” This was the first year the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) introduced this category and Ideal Developments competed against the industries finest.

This category recognizes the developer who successfully deployed an E.blast with strategic messaging, impactful design, call-to-action, resulting in a high open/click through rate based on analytics of the campaign. We achieved an open rate of over 60%!, exceeding the industries best standards. This award speaks to the hard work contributed by everyone at Ideal Developments who played a role in making this project a success.

Thirty-three CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence were presented at the Association’s 73rd National Conference in Kelowna, British Columbia.

A big thank-you to our marketing partner-Doto Media, who helped deliver an impactful marketing campaign which included; a resourceful website community page, E.Blasts, videos, project brochure, displays and signage. The DOTO was formed with a unique purpose in mind – to be original, innovative and herald a path-breaking designing concept.

The CHBA introduced the new President Bob Finnigan, VP of Heathwood Homes and he noted: “All of our award winners and finalists have a lot to be proud of, because they are the best of the best in new homes, home renovations, community development and marketing across Canada.”

CHBA members responded enthusiastically to the new awards program with a record number of nearly 700 entries.

About the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is the voice of the residential construction industry in Canada, representing more than 8,500 member firms across the country. Our membership spans new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders, and other professionals in the housing sector.

Ideal Hope Foundation builds houses in Sri Lanka and India – The Globe and Mail

For every Ideal Developments house sold in Toronto, the foundation builds a house in areas of Sri Lanka that are rebuilding after the country’s civil war. The organization started by building homes in Mr. Nadarajalingam’s birthplace and so far has built 36 houses in the country. Ideal Hope has also built 10 houses in an area of India affected by flooding.

Mr. Omkarananda, who runs the foundation, said the charity plans to build as many as 1,000 houses (each costs about $4,000) in three years.

“Our mission is to help people affected by war or natural disaster,” he said. “So many people really need help.”

Building locally, acting globally


His drive to help others spurred Shajiraj Nadarajalingam (Shaji Nada for short), the founder of Ideal Developments, who immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka as a 19-year-old refugee, to launch Ideal Hope Foundation — a non-profit organization that has applied for charitable status. The non-profit is run by Sri Nithya Omkarananda (Omkara).

“Growing up over there, and experiencing what I did, created a blueprint within me,” he says.

“I vowed that, once I was a success here, I would go back and help my people.”

His overseas program, dubbed Build Haven, was launched last summer alongside the construction of Phase 1 of Modern Manors, a collection of 60 stacked townhomes that sold out in a matter of hours, according to Ideal’s sales and marketing director Natascha Pieper. The Markham-based builder introduced the stacked town concept to Richmond Hill, she says. And while it took a bit of time to educate the local buying public, “we quickly saw huge demand for the product,” largely owing to its relative affordability in an area where detached homes start at about $1.5 million.

The sellout of Modern Manors’ first phase has led to construction of 36 houses in the village of Naguleswaram in Sri Lanka, where Nada was born and raised amid a civil war that lasted from 1983 to 2009. An additional 24 homes are currently under development, equalling the 60 homes sold at Modern Manors.

Read Toronto Star article about Ideal Hope

BILD recognizes the best!

Each year, the BILD Awards recognize the very best of the GTA’s building and development industry, with the winners announced at an exclusive gala with more than a thousand of the GTA’s biggest builders, designers, sales and marketing professionals all under one roof. Ideal Developments works hard to build a professional team and our very own Director of Sales & Marketing, Natascha Pieper is a Finalist!

Recognized internationally as a dynamic Sales and Marketing Professional, Natascha has over 15-years of experience marketing residential developments across the GTA. Her achievements earned her the 2015 Best Director of Marketing by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

This is nomination that is familiar to Natascha, as she previously won Best Sales and Marketing Person by BILD, high-rise category and secured personal nominations in the same category for three consecutive years.

Natascha works hard to develop successful marketing campaigns that are innovative and go beyond traditional marketing techniques. She brings to the table a wealth of experience in low and high rise
development and makes sounds decisions based on facts-tying in her analytical character style.

See the complete list of finalists:

Pinnacle on 14th Avenue, CHBA Finalist-Best Electronic Promotion

The sales and marketing team at Ideal Developments works hard to develop successful marketing campaigns that leave an impact and was recently acknowledged as a “Finalist” in creating the best marketing electronic promotion.

This marketing campaign targeted second-time buyers looking for more space to accommodate family and has a budget of around $2,000,000. This customer is looking for luxury and the ability to customize the home to better suit the needs of their family.

The E.blast campaign targeted a professional demographic who views buying a home as an investment and value proposition, while looking for key attributes that are a reflection of self, specifically luxury features and innovative design.

The Pinnacle E.blast was deployed to a database of over 900 leads that were anxiously waiting for the project release date. True to this anticipation, over 60% of registrants RSVP’d for their opportunity to purchase at Pinnacle on 14 th Avenue. The launch was successful, achieving 90% of sales within two weeks.

Platinum Sponsor for the 1st Annual Tamil Fest

Ideal Developments continued to make its mark in the community

as the Platinum Sponsor for the 1st Annual Tamil Fest that took place at Morningside. Over

30,000 people gathered during the course of both days where attendees experienced elements

of Tamil culture first-hand and a taste of Tamil cuisine. With over 350 000 Tamil people living in

Toronto, Tamil Fest exclusively showcased a wonderful celebration of traditional Tamil food,

music, and culture, which has never been done in Toronto.

“”Kubes Navaratnam, Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Ideal Developments said late

Saturday afternoon.

Ideal Developments did more than just being a Platinum Sponsor. Throughout both days, amid

the heat, Tamil Fest attendees were able to cool themselves in the Ideal Cool Zone, a misting

tent that Ideal had set up. Furthermore, staff from Ideal developments conducted a photo kiosk,

where families and groups of friends were able to have their pictures taken with various props

made available. To top things off, Ideal Developments gave away iPad tablets to lucky winners

on each day. Overall, Ideal was able to engage extensively with the community members,

young and old, in fun-filled way.

Ideal Developments was founded by its President and CEO Shaji Nada, who merged his vision

and passion for innovation into a multi-disciplinary real estate development company. Ideal is a

full service real estate development company covering the complete spectrum of land

development: from site acquisition; design; securing city approvals; construction and project

marketing and sales. Our focus is to develop homes and neighborhoods that meet the demands

and rapidly changing needs of communities. We offer the latest in modern and classical home


Contributing to a huge success, Ideal Developments will continue to support and encourage

future annual Tamil Fest festivities.

Visit Ideal Developments new office centre located on 1100 Rodick Road or email to find out how to become a member of the community building.