DBS Developments is more than a company; it’s a family legacy inspired by the vision of our founder, David Bela Salomon. For nearly six decades and over three generations, we’ve been dedicated to dreaming, building, and managing quality homes for residents across the GTA.
David Bela Salomon, an inspirational and principled figure, laid the foundation for our company. From the ground up, he built DBS with a steadfast belief that every individual deserves the dignity of a beautiful home. This conviction is our driving force, shaping every aspect of our present and future.
The DBS Communities team manages every property we build. Clients entrust us knowing that our commitment extends beyond construction. We develop and construct with a vision for the long term, ensuring client satisfaction.
We specialize in designing, developing, and constructing high-quality condominium residences, offering discerning homeowners an unparalleled living experience. Our condominiums redefine luxury homeownership in stunning, transit-oriented settings across the GTA. Meticulously-designed amenity spaces enhance the living environment, creating a comfortable haven that residents take pride in calling home. Prioritizing sustainable construction, we employ environmentally-friendly strategies with a focus on certifications like LEED and Toronto Green Standards, ensuring that every home reflects our commitment to both luxury and eco-conscious living.
We build purpose-built rental properties that are meticulously and sustainably crafted with purpose, aiming to offer a premium living experience without compromise. We prioritize the use of high-quality building materials and thoughtfully designed amenity programs to enhance the community experience. Our dedicated management teams at DBS Communities are well-versed in all facets of property operation and are committed to delivering exceptional curated services for all our residents.
At DBS Developments, we prioritize excellence through the combination of premium materials and visionary design. Our commitment to quality ensures that every home we build exceeds all expectations and puts the happiness and wellbeing of our residents first.
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Our mission extends beyond construction; it is to be a positive force within the communities we build. As Toronto residents ourselves, we collaborate closely with the community to create spaces that instill pride in everyone, including us.
Prioritizing community benefits is paramount in our approach. Each development from DBS makes a substantial contribution to public parks, community centers, and various neighborhood enhancements.
Our diligently crafted property management team operates seamlessly alongside our development team at DBS. From project inception to the realization of our communities, this integration empowers us to craft living spaces tailored to our demographic, elevating the resident experience. Through this synergy, we gain intimate knowledge of each building and foster meaningful partnerships within the communities we serve.
Our management teams are seasoned experts in all facets of property operations, armed with the resources and autonomy needed to provide unparalleled customer service to our residents. Our professional on-site staff actively contribute to the fabric of each community. With live-in maintenance specialists available 24/7 for emergencies, and our Property Managers and Resident Experience Coordinators personally acquainted with each resident, we ensure a level of care that goes beyond expectations.
Our architecture and design, coupled with family-focused suite layouts and thoughtfully selected amenity spaces, are purposefully crafted to deliver unparalleled comfort and convenience to our residents. DBS properties go beyond individual living spaces; they are designed to enrich the surrounding communities. Emphasizing landscaping, contributing to public parks and outdoor amenities, supporting local groups and artists, and incorporating thoughtful extras that bring life and laughter to our city, our approach is holistic and community-centric.
Before we begin any project, we thoroughly research the needs of the surrounding community. Leveraging the expertise of top planners and architects, we execute our vision of enhancing neighborhoods for both new and existing residents. Within our meticulously crafted buildings, you’ll discover spacious, well-equipped condominiums and apartments designed from the ground up. Utilizing high-quality materials, DBS structures are not only built to last a lifetime but also bring joy to daily living. Our beautiful buildings are integral contributors that enhance the fabric of the neighborhoods they call home.
We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivating a greener, more sustainable future. Collaborating directly with architects and designers, we forge innovative communities, approaching each project with a meticulous eye for long-term environmental integration. Our dedication to sustainability is reflected in our construction practices, aiming for certifications such as LEED and Toronto Green Standards. Across our properties, a growing focus on environmentally conscious initiatives actively reduces our carbon footprint.
All DBS properties are strategically situated along major transit infrastructure routes, fostering a sense of connectivity for residents to both their homes and their city. This strategic placement ensures our residents have effortless access to the vital services that enrich their lifestyle, encompassing public transportation, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Founded by David Bela Salomon, DBS has been a steward of integrity, excellence, and care in crafting communities of homes across the GTA since 1967. This legacy extends beyond construction, with a consistent commitment to delivering professional property management and residential services every single day. The values instilled by our founder remain the guiding force, shaping not just buildings but vibrant communities.
David Bela Salomon, a Holocaust survivor and visionary entrepreneur, confirms his mission to shape the landscape of the GTA by developing and constructing high-rise rental buildings under the banner of Gonte Construction. With a foundational belief in the fundamental right of every person to have a safe, well-constructed, and thoughtfully designed home, David Salomon’s principles have been the bedrock of our development approach since inception.
Gonte Construction expands to develop low-rise, master-planned communities at sites in Newmarket, Brampton, Oshawa, Courtice, King City and East Gwillimbury. These communities solidify the company’s reputation for enhancing the quality of life for all residents at every phase of development; from meticulous design and construction to proactive property management and enticing amenities packages.
Gonte Construction is rebranded as the Preston Group, as the company continues to expand its portfolio of low-rise and high-rise communities under development and management. Preston Apartments, the rental division of the company, becomes Preston Living—the full-service property management arm of the group, delivering enhanced levels of service and lifestyle to our residents.
The Preston Group established DBS Developments as a fully integrated development company. Named after our founder, DBS carries Salomon’s mission into the future.
Construction commenced at our quintessential development 2Fifteen, located at 215 Lonsdale Rd. In the prestigious Forest Hill Village, 2Fifteen sets a new standard for luxury rental residences.
Construction commenced at Bela Square, North Danforth
Apartments. This new rental community will feature 484 new
suites including a variety of townhomes and family-sized
apartments in East York.
Construction commenced at Metro Park Condominiums. These
405 condominium residences are the first phase of this master
planned community at Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave., just steps
from the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Ontario Line Subway.
David Bela Salomon’s great vision for quality homes across the GTA propels DBS into the future, which includes two distinct arms of the company: DBS Developments—designing and developing exceptional quality condominiums and purpose-built rental residences, and DBS Communities—managing services and amenities for residents across our portfolio of properties. DBS now boasts a strong and growing portfolio of 1,350 rentals under management and over 2,200,000 sq.ft. and 3,360 residential units in development and construction.
In tune with market needs, DBS is dedicated to meeting the demand for larger living spaces by ensuring a higher percentage of family-sized units in our new developments. From 2-bedroom layouts to expansive 3 and 4-bedroom residences, our commitment is to provide families with the space to grow within our communities. Simultaneously, DBS is unwavering in its resolve to scale up and integrate green building initiatives. Our vision extends beyond the present, ensuring that our buildings remain not only vital to today’s Toronto but also play a crucial role in shaping the sustainable future of the city.
The DBS team is a collective of passionate individuals who are committed to creating the best possible properties for residents.