The Developer: Skale Developments
Skale Developments is a boutique building company targeting the luxurious, multi-million dollar housing market that has arisen in Toronto’s mixed income neighbourhoods. Armaan Salek is the President of Skale Developments and the Development Manager is Michael Halpern. For the proposed development of 1375 Queen Street West, Skale has been utilizing the established influence of land use professionals at the planning firm MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning (MHBC Planning), the architecture firm Giannone Petricone Associates, and the legal firm Goodman’s LLP.
Armaan Salek states in a 2013 interview “I wanted to build higher-end, unique products so we started building custom homes, including executive townhomes and single-family units. And now we’ve progressed to building boutique condos”.
Parkdalians may be familiar with the ongoing construction of Skale’s high-end project 1181 Queen Street West, located at Queen Street West and Sudbury Street across from the Gladstone Hotel. This fifteen-storey development includes 118 units ranging from 610 square feet to 1,719 square feet, priced at $559,900 to over $1.4 million dollars.
Skale has a number of other residential developments throughout the city, including 537 Eglinton East and 2815 Kingston Road. The Kingston Road development in Scarborough includes units ranging from 475 square feet to approximately 1,500 square feet, with penthouses priced at over $1 million dollars.