Terra Firma Homes
Terra Firma Homes has been in business since 1996, but its history extends far beyond that. Partners and co-owners Roberto Salmena and Sam Grasso grew up in the Bloor West neighbourhood in Toronto, and even in their youth they dreamt of being the stewards of the community’s future. The life long friends have turned their collective vision into reality.
They’ve been able to realize their vision by adhering to their business values that dictate their building practices. These values have resulted in exceptional developments that have a lot to offer.
Ever since their youth, Roberto and Sam have been passionate about the revitalization of their neighbourhood in Bloor West. They envisioned a vertically built community that would also be a major arts and culture hub in the GTA. This vision is what had Roberto and Sam join forces and create Terra Firma Homes. Their development company has the singular goal of being the Greater Bloor West Village’s builder of choice, and their knowledge and respect for the community is going a long way towards accomplishing just that.
Despite their aspiration of propelling the neighbourhood into the future, they also respect its history, and they strive to preserve the community’s storied past. One example is their Park Lofts Church Conversion project. They acquired an old Baptist church that was built in 1888. Instead of demolishing the old building, they chose to convert it into eight townhomes, while keeping its facade. They wanted to retain the Old World look of the church, while giving residents an exciting and historic place to live. This is the heart of what Roberto and Sam strive to accomplish - guiding their treasured Bloor West Village towards the future, while celebrating its past.
They have been able to find consistent success not just because of their familiarity of the Bloor West neighbourhood, but also because of the values that inform each one of their decisions. They have built their company on the tenets of community, respect, innovation, safety, integrity, and excellence. These values work together to ensure that each project will not just enhance the lives of future residents, but also the neighbourhood in general. If these values aren’t met, then they simply won’t build the project.
These outstanding values translate into developments that offer a lot to their residents. They ensure that each one of their projects are located in unique but lively areas.
They know that residents want to be close to local amenities and transit, so they can reach anywhere in the city. They also approach each project with a dedication to cutting edge design and attention to detail, which inspires pride in one’s home. Their adherence to the cutting edge also means they place priority on building environmentally friendly homes. Their preeminent customer service and passion go on to ensure that every question or problem will be expediently met.
In addition to building fashion forward and magnificent condos, this developer is also an award winning custom home builder. In 2015, they won the Best in Houzz Awards for both design and service.
Terra Firma Homes has dedicated themselves to revitalizing the Bloor West Village. Co-owners Sam and Roberto grew up in the area, and they had seen its tremendous potential since they were young. They know that vibrant neighbourhoods deserve vibrant homes, and that is why they have dedicated themselves to creating condos and townhomes that are unequalled in the area. Their passion for Bloor West means that they deliver some of the best service in the entire city, and we can’t wait to see how they continue to guide its evolution.
This mid-rise is built in the Bauhaus architectural style, and it embodies the saying, “less is more.” It is built with high quality construction materials such as limestone, heritage brick, and glazed floor to ceiling windows, which all give the project a harmonious feeling of old and new. The area is filled with schools, places of worship, and even a hospital. It is serviced by a street car that runs down Runnymede Road and connects directly to the Runnymede Subway Station. It is also close to the beautiful High Park. These condos were completed in 2014, and it is located at 588 Annette Street.
332 High Park
This mid-rise apartment building gives renters a chance to live in beautiful loft style units in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in the city. The large windows paired together with spacious 9’ ceilings means there will always be plenty of natural light in the daytime. The kitchens are designed in the contemporary European style, complete with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and mosaic backsplashes. 332 High Park is located in the avenue of the same name, and it was completed in 2016.
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