Cityzen Development Group

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Cityzen Development Group is a real estate developer that focuses on creative and iconic towers across the Greater Toronto Area. Their projects have shaped the identity of the GTA’s skyline and their success can be attributed to their access to the complete spectrum of real estate sectors. They’ve partnered with some of the world’s most prominent architects such as Yansong Ma, Daniel Libeskind, Muang Leung and architectsAlliance.

They are led by the visionary owner and president Sam Crignano who has 28 years experience in developing throughout the GTA and has held his current role for over 13 years.

Luxury High-rise Developer
He believes in investing in young talent, as he tries to avoid the inevitable entrenchment of being influenced by the developments that already surround him.

His priorities were never more evident than with his Absolute World project in Mississauga. When he acquired the parcel of land at Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe, he understood it was vital piece of land on Mississauga’s skyline. While golfing with his colleague Ed Sajecki, they discussed ideas for the project, eventually deciding to launch an international design competition to decide on the building’s form. He is driven by his philosophies on architectural freedom and creativity, as well as his passion to continuously re-invent residential skyscrapers and the landscape of the city around him.

After receiving many impressive ideas from some of the world’s most established architects, as well as some impressive young talent from across the globe, they chose to proceed with Yansong Ma’s innovative design for the pair of towers. Ma saw Mississauga as a model for a futuristic city, and he wanted the buildings to embody a more natural and organic aesthetic, so he designed buildings that feature attractive curves and contours as they rise into the sky. Although this design presented some difficult challenges, Crignano was determined to stay true to Ma’s vision. Because of this, the development team had to think of some innovative new techniques for the construction of the towers.

They needed to build floor-by-floor, as the curved shape of the tower meant that no two floors were exactly the same. Their diligence paid off as today the Absolute World towers – nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe buildings for their curvaceous features – are recognized as some of the finest towers in the world. They received the Best New Development award at the prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Awards.

Today Crignano and Cityzen are developing a project at the sought-after intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne. This crimson tower retains a classic Victorian facade and aims to define the streetscape of the area. This company continues to prove its dedication to creating iconic towers in the GTA.

As this developer continues to define the identity and shape of the GTA’s skyline, they look to implement their philosophy of freedom and creativity in all of their projects. Crignano is proud of his work thus far, but still believes his best work is ahead of him. Together with his team, he strives to continue creating architectural masterpieces.

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D’or Condos is a New Condo development by Cityzen Development Group located at Centre St & Bathurst St, Vaughan. Absolute luxury and grandeur exudes from D’or Condos. Fernbrook and Cityzen team up to create an incomparable condo new to Thornhill. D’or Condos will truly be a remarkable condo with gorgeous features and coveted finishes. REASONS […]

Cityzen Development Group

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Cityzen Development Group is a real estate developer that focuses on creative and iconic towers across the Greater Toronto Area. Their projects have shaped the identity of the GTA’s skyline and their success can be attributed to their access to the complete spectrum of real estate sectors. They’ve partnered with some of the world’s most prominent architects such as Yansong Ma, Daniel Libeskind, Muang Leung and architectsAlliance.

They are led by the visionary owner and president Sam Crignano who has 28 years experience in developing throughout the GTA and has held his current role for over 13 years.

Luxury High-rise Developer
He believes in investing in young talent, as he tries to avoid the inevitable entrenchment of being influenced by the developments that already surround him.

His priorities were never more evident than with his Absolute World project in Mississauga. When he acquired the parcel of land at Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe, he understood it was vital piece of land on Mississauga’s skyline. While golfing with his colleague Ed Sajecki, they discussed ideas for the project, eventually deciding to launch an international design competition to decide on the building’s form. He is driven by his philosophies on architectural freedom and creativity, as well as his passion to continuously re-invent residential skyscrapers and the landscape of the city around him.

After receiving many impressive ideas from some of the world’s most established architects, as well as some impressive young talent from across the globe, they chose to proceed with Yansong Ma’s innovative design for the pair of towers. Ma saw Mississauga as a model for a futuristic city, and he wanted the buildings to embody a more natural and organic aesthetic, so he designed buildings that feature attractive curves and contours as they rise into the sky. Although this design presented some difficult challenges, Crignano was determined to stay true to Ma’s vision. Because of this, the development team had to think of some innovative new techniques for the construction of the towers.

They needed to build floor-by-floor, as the curved shape of the tower meant that no two floors were exactly the same. Their diligence paid off as today the Absolute World towers – nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe buildings for their curvaceous features – are recognized as some of the finest towers in the world. They received the Best New Development award at the prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Awards.

Today Crignano and Cityzen are developing a project at the sought-after intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne. This crimson tower retains a classic Victorian facade and aims to define the streetscape of the area. This company continues to prove its dedication to creating iconic towers in the GTA.

As this developer continues to define the identity and shape of the GTA’s skyline, they look to implement their philosophy of freedom and creativity in all of their projects. Crignano is proud of his work thus far, but still believes his best work is ahead of him. Together with his team, he strives to continue creating architectural masterpieces.