In 1923, Harry Sifton built his first house at 587 Rosedale Avenue in London, where it still stands today.
Five hundred houses later, he passed the torch to his son, Mowbray.
Under this new leadership the company began assembling large tracts of land, positioning Sifton Properties for a full scale foray into land development and diversified construction.
Through forward-thinking design and material usage, Sifton remains at the forefront of the home construction industry. This spirit of innovation has enabled Sifton to diversify into office construction and leasing; retail construction and leasing; residential rental accommodation, including apartment rentals and townhome rentals; retirement living communities and property management. Our commitment to growth is never ending as we are now constructing one of the most progressive projects in history, West 5. West 5 will be the most sustainable, energy efficient community in Ontario.
1923 - Birth of Sifton Construction
Birth of Sifton Construction Company with Harry Sifton building his first homes on Rosedale.
1930 - Sifton Diversifies
Sifton Construction Company perseveres through the 1930s and survives the Great Depression by expanding from smaller conservative homes to building larger homes of distinction.
1949 - Braemar Crescent
1949-1951 - Sifton develops London's first ever subdivision on Braemar Crescent with 57 homes outside of city limits.
1950 - Formally Incorporated
Sifton Construction Company is formally incorporated.
1950 - Oakridge Acres
1962 - Sifton Bog
Mowbray Sifton donated The Sifton Bog to Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and city residents which was the start of significant parkland donations.
1964 - Berkshire Village
1964-1969 - Sifton builds London's first residential townhouse complex known as Berkshire Village.
1969 - Sifton Properties
Sifton Construction Company renamed Sifton Properties Limited and becomes publicly traded company on TSX (until 1978).
1970s - Sifton Brick
Sifton began placing the iconic Sifton brick in their homes.
1970s - Guelph and Brantford
Sifton expands outside of London with rental condominiums in Guelph and Brantford.
1970s - Westmount
1978 - Solar Home
Sifton takes a progressive leap and builds London's first solar home.
1989 - Sifton Family Foundation
Sifton Family Foundation was established focusing on community outreach and endowments of over $2.6 million.
1992 - One London Place
After 4 years of construction, Sifton opens One London Place, the tallest and most energy efficient building in London.
1995 - Devonshire Erin Mills
Sifton moves into retirement industry with the acquisition of Devonshire Erin Mills Incorporated.
2000 - RiverBend
Sifton begins construction of Ontario's first gated golf community: RiverBend.
2010 - LEED, Green & Energy
Sifton builds first production-built, three labelled home in London (LEED, green & energy).
2013 - Anniversary
Sifton's 90th Anniversary.