Building homes.

Creating communities.

Waverley Projects is a Toronto-based builder of urban properties, with a focus on mid-rise and infill residential developments. Our principal, Leith Moore, has worked in land development and home construction since 1981, managing all aspects of the building cycle—from acquisitions and approvals to design, construction, sales and marketing.

With a holistic, human-centric approach to design and building, Waverley Projects contributes to the vibrancy and vitality of urban life. We embrace the constraints of existing streetscapes and infrastructure, offering thoughtful solutions for sustainable urban living while answering people’s desire for distinctive, beautiful and functional homes.

news

  • A new building for Toronto’s North York Women’s Shelter

    North York Women’s Shelter (NYWS) is getting a new building.

    The new NYWS will replace the existing building at the Dufferin Street and Sheppard Avenue area site that has served women who are survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1984.

    The provincial government will provide up to $3 million in funding for this project, while the federal government contributed up to $5.8 million.

    The new 24,000-square-foot building will include 30 beds in 16 bedrooms, along with offering fully accessible rooms, individualized counselling, group counselling, employment skills training, life coaching, and programming for children.

    "As our understanding of violence against women continues to evolve, we recognize that our response as both an organization and a society must become more complex, evidence-based and holistic,” Mohini Datta-Ray, executive director of NYWS, said in a recent release. “This significant investment means that this critical dream can be reality."

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  • Orillia New Waterfront Neighbourhood

    Townhouses, condominiums and detached homes are envisioned in a conceptual plan that would dramatically transform Orillia’s downtown and waterfront.
    “We are going to create a neighbourhood down there,” said Coun. Tim Lauer, chair of a waterfront working group.
    A development scenario, supported in principle by council, would intensify the number of people living and working in the downtown core.

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  • Evergreen Carbon Neutral Construction Update

    Progress towards a carbon neutral future for Evergreen at the Brickworks continues with our construction moving indoors for the winter season. Ellis Don has completed the new floor, with under slab heating and cooling distribution, and the drilling of the exterior geothermal well field. This will be the Last Winter without heat for the old Brickworks!

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  • Carbon-neutral solution

    Evergreen features a Q&A with EllisDon’s Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services

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  • A comprehensive project

    More coverage on our consultation with the city of Orillia

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  • Waterfront, reimagined

    Orillia Today writes about our consultation to create a new vision for the city’s waterfront property

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  • Regenerating downtown Whitby

    Whitby This Week covers our mixed-use redevelopment of the city’s decommissioned firehouse

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  • Sustainable design

    Canadian Architect talks to Evergreen CEO Geoff Cape about the team working on the Brick Works’ zero-carbon kiln building

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  • Building the green future

    The Globe & Mail’s architecture critic praises the Brick Works re-development we’re project managing

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timeline

1958

Leith Moore is born in Ottawa suburbs. Childhood influence: Bruce Springsteen. Listened to “Darkness at the Edge of Town,” and wanted to make it brighter.

1976

Visited NYC and Montreal with Mr. Simpson’s geography class. Mind blown by stark contrast between his hometown and these dense, walkable cities.

1981

After graduating from University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, joined Sorbara Group and stayed for 32 years, becoming VP of Development.

1993

While discussing housing and the early condo boom at conference in Toronto, Leith encountered Jane Jacobs, who characterized him as a “sensible young man.”

2001–2004

As Chair of Evergreen board, raised the first $10-million towards restoration of the now-iconic Don Valley Brickworks.

2009-2017

As adjunct professor, prepared students at University of Waterloo’s School of Urban and Regional Planning what they’ll encounter when they build in the real world.

2009-2013

As Chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association and as President of the Ontario Homebuilders Association, successfully advocated for six-storey wood-frame buildings in Ontario.

2013

Appointed by Anne Golden as the developer representative on the Ontario government’s Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel.

2014

As Senior Vice President, launched Fieldgate Urban, a division of Fieldgate Homes devoted to building mid-rise communities.

2016

Appointed by David Crombie to the Province of Ontario’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.

2016

Waverley Projects Inc. is founded.

BILD
Ontario Home Builders Association
Evergreen
University of Waterloo