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High Park Architects

High Park Architects helps Clients to maximize their property potential such as: enlarging livable areas, height and layouts flexibility that can be easily adopted for changing needs also increasing resale value.

Most popular projects

Most popular projects with homeowners are basement underpinnings, additions and interior renovations. Those projects are considered by the City as a "fast track" projects, for inexpensive fee the building permits can be quickly and easily obtained. The construction can be completed usually in three to four month depending on the scope of work.

Basement Underpinning
From  $1,950

For underpinning permit the City requires the least amount of paperwork and fees. There are no additional time consuming and expensive submissions or fees for creating a separate living space such as Urban Forestry or Committee of Adjustment applications. City Permits can be obtained in 1 - 2 weeks. Average basement underpinning concrete work and slab lowering takes about five weeks. Finishing work that follows may also take about five weeks depending on the scope of interior renovation (see basement underpinning designed by High Park Architects at 124 Dunington Drive in Toronto).

Basement Walkouts
From $650
This is an easiest way to create in your house a new rental apartment or an additional suite for the family or guests. The City is encouraging homeowners to provide much needed residential dwelling units by not imposing high fees like: development fees educational charges, park levies etc. that would be applicable in other cases like in multiple dwelling units and apartment buildings. Basement walkouts can be designed not to interfere with your deck or backyard. Walkout Drawing is usually an accessory to underpinning permit (see basement walkout designed by High Park Architects at 85 Riverview Gardens in Toronto).

2nd. Floor Additions
From $4,950
Addition above a first floor doubles the floor area and the construction take advantage of the existing house elements; supporting foundations, setbacks, electrical, gas, storm drains and sewer connections. The exterior of a 2nd. Floor addition can be finished with a cladding that continues the existing facade style or can create a contrast to the current look, for example by matching stone with stucco (see 2nd. Floor addition designed by High Park Architects at 192 South Kingsway in Toronto).



First Floor Additions
From $4,950
The rear or side First Floor additions are fast and efficient way to create more space in the house. The area will be doubled if the addition is build with a basement. Additional bonus is a possibility of creating a terrace on the addition's roof and accessible from second floor bedrooms. The one or two story addition is a fast track project that gets usually approved in 1 - 2 weeks in the City (see Rear addition designed by High Park Architects at 465 Clendenan Avenue in Toronto).

Interior Renovations
From $4950
Most popular feature in interior renovations is to create an open space concept at the first floor that includes removing interior walls and replacing them with beams. The homeowners also often choose to renovate kitchens, add powder rooms, re-configure stairs to second floor and opening house to the rear patio and garden etc. The changes to 2nd. Floor include adding a bedroom, bathroom and closet space (see Interior Renovation designed by High Park Architects at 4617 Kingston Road in Toronto).

Consultations
First consultation meeting is free
Our consultation services include:
1. Feasibility study
2. Review Client's plans and alternatives
3. Preliminary Zoning and Building Code review
4. Defining scope of work required for City applications
5. Budget review and construction cost estimates