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Over 40 Years in the Industry

Baghai Development Limited was established in January 1976 to construct high caliber, custom homes, on choice lands owned by Shane Baghai. Within five years, Baghai Development Ltd. was noted all over Greater Toronto for their superior designed and built custom homes. .

Within two years of incorporation, the company had purchased land in North York and Markham. Many prestigious communities were built and, as the company's reputation grew, many families felt confident enough to purchase their new homes from blueprints alone

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Baghai Development Limited was one of the first companies to register with the Ontario New Home Warranty Program, and ever since then has enjoyed a rating of "Excellent" for 17 continuous years. Shane himself has served five years on the board of directors of the Toronto Home Builders' Association, and chaired several key committees. By setting new industry standards of building excellence, Shane Baghai has received numerous awards, including the ONHWP Builder of the Year for 1998 and Regional Builder for 1999; ONHWP President Award for each year from 1998 – 2000; GTHBA 2000 SAM Award for The Residence of Avondale. Shane Baghai has been nominated a record five times (and winner of four) in the Ontario New Home Warranty Program's Ernest Assaly Builder of the Year Awards, the most sought-after honour and ultimate referral guide for new home buyers. In recognition of his commitment and contribution to the new home industry, Shane Baghai was inducted into the GTHBA Hall of Fame on January 30, 2002.

In addition to serving the new home building industry, Shane Baghai has received many notable awards for his outstanding contribution to the public sector. The list of achievements include: North York Mayor's "Goodwill" Ambassador to Hong Kong (1991-1994), Recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award 1997-1998; Fellow of the Institution of British Engineers since 1973; and a sponsor of the Princess Margaret Hospital fund-raising campaign.

By the mid-80's, 40% of Shane Baghai's homes were sold on a referral basis. To meet home buyer demands, the company's range of designs expanded to include affordable townhomes, luxury condominiums, and single family residences up to 20,000 sq.ft. for discriminating buyers. The result? Shane Baghai is now the largest custom home builder in North America. Today, the firm is perfectly positioned to serve its home buyers, all of whom recognize the superior value of a Shane Baghai designed and crafted home. The success of the company is clearly evident by such distinguished projects as The Carriage Homes, The Mansions and The Residence of Avondale, Nine Jackes Avenue: an exclusive collection of condominium residences in Rosedale; and St. Gabriels' Land & Village, a landmark vision of building excellence at Yonge and Sheppard.


The Shane Baghai Group of Companies has unequivocally become a leader in the industry. Shane Baghai, the man, represents the ultra-exclusive, chic brand of luxury homes and condominiums through his professional demeanor and passion for architecture.

As a company, the Shane Baghai Group prides itself on being prepared for current issues and the ability to anticipate those in the future. They continue to lead in the art of creating luxury homes by their readiness for change and ability to think outside the box.


The Shane Baghai Group of Companies has unequivocally become a leader in the industry. Shane Baghai, the man, represents the ultra-exclusive, chic brand of luxury homes and condominiums through his professional demeanor and passion for architecture.

Environmental amenities include:

  • The introduction of heat recovery ventilation systems to ensure fresh indoor air supply
  • Testing and detection of radon gas in existing basements
  • Preventative measures against use of hazardous materials in construction
  • Up-to-date education and training of trades, construction workers, consultants and suppliers to cope with the importance of safety and environmental requirements
  • Energy saving initiatives such as the introduction of wind generators and solar panels Bi-fuel emergency generators to minimize the effects of power failures and blackouts


Being at the forefront of design, quality and technology is the key to success and survival in any industry. Equally as important is the respect and loyalty obtained by surrounding oneself with a dedicated, capable and effective team. Shane Baghai has launched many sizeable projects and completed them successfully because of this mantra, and his unparalleled ability to mobilize vast resources of loyal trades, suppliers and consultants required for such large undertakings.

As part of his commitment to the industry and his belief that the key to survival is the betterment of the individuals entering the industry, Shane Baghai headed the education and training committee of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association. He also believes in enhancing the curriculum of technical institutions, particularly in George Brown College's construction management field.