News, Events & Awards

We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and the teams that contribute to our success. Sifton continues to be recognized for our commitment to the environment, to sustainable living and to the well-being of our customers and communities. In recent years, we have been celebrated by organizations including EnerQuality Canada, the London Home Builders’ Association, the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario, Canada’s Best Managed companies and more. Click below to read about recents news, events and awards presented to Sifton.

Sifton Wins LHBA Awards of Creative Excellence!

On Thursday, November 26th the London Home Builders’ Association hosted the annual Awards of Creative Excellence, recognizing creativity, innovation and design in new home construction and renovation in the London region.  The event took place virtually, inviting nominees and members the opportunity to view live on Facebook. While certainly different from past celebrations, the live stream…

Sifton Properties Named Best of London

Each year, The London Free Press asks its readers to submit the names of their favourite local businesses and services. Once again, Sifton has come out on top! A special thank you and congratulations to the dedicated employees behind each of these titles. It’s the best people that make Sifton the Best of London. Winner…

2019 FRPO Marketing, Achievement & Construction Awards

The Federation of Rental Providers of Ontario (FRPO) hosted their annual Marketing, Achievement & Construction (MAC) awards gala last Saturday, December 7th. Over 1,200 rental industry guests, including representatives from Sifton Properties, attended to celebrate a year of creative and high-quality rental housing promotion. Each year, members continue to raise the bar, and this year…

Sifton Properties Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Rental Tenant

Since the days of the “Berkshire Blazers”, Noreen Harris has called Sifton home. Each year, Sifton Properties gathers residents who have rented with the company for 25 years or more, in celebration of what is called the Quarter Century Club. This year, Sifton proudly honours Noreen, the first resident to celebrate a 50th anniversary in…

2019 LHBA Awards of Creative Excellence

On Wednesday, October 9th, Sifton staff members gathered at the London Home Builders’ Association 2019 Awards of Creative Excellence to celebrate outstanding achievements in Energy Efficiency, Health & Safety, Marketing, and Design. The competition consists of 40 categories judged by industry professionals from across the country, and recognizes leaders in community and housing development. Sifton…

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

At Sifton Properties, Earth Day takes on a particularly special meaning. It embodies our core values, and represents what our organization is striving towards. Nothing is more important than the health of the planet we live on and the state we leave it in for our children. So how are we celebrating? We are planting…

Sifton Wins EnerQuality Awards

On February 28th, 2019 members of the Sifton New Homes, Construction and Marketing team attended the prestigious EnerQuality Awards, recognizing Ontario builders and industry-leading individuals. Sifton was awarded Special thanks to all of the teams involved in helping us achieve these awards! About EnerQuality As the market leader in residential energy efficiency programs, EnerQuality is…

Sifton Named one of London’s Best Places to Work

In December of 2018, London Inc. Magazine launched an online campaign designed to encourage Londoners to celebrate their workplaces and vote them one of London’s Best Places to Work. The awards were created to recognize employers in the London area that have gone above and beyond to create outstanding workplace environments, based on a comprehensive…

MP Kate Young Announces Natural Resources Canada Investment in Helio

On January 22nd, 2019 at The Sifton Centre, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, announced an investment of $3.9 million toward the construction of Canada’s first mixed-use, multi-unit residential high-rise building to target net-zero energy. Helio will aim to demonstrate the…

Sifton Wins at FRPO MAC Awards

On November 29th, members of the Sifton Residential Rentals team attended the 2018 Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) MAC Awards. The MAC Awards Gala is the most important annual event for members and is attended by over 1,000 rental housing providers ranging from hands-on managers to third party management and holding companies. This…

2018 LHBA Awards of Creative Excellence

On Thursday, October 11th, members of the Sifton team gathered at the London Home Builders’ Association 2018 Awards of Creative Excellence to celebrate outstanding achievements in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Marketing. Sifton was the proud recipient of five awards including Best New Single Family Home up to $600,000, for a beautiful one-floor home in…

Best of London 2018: Thank You!

Every year, The London Free Press asks it’s readers to submit the names of their favourite local businesses and services. For seven consecutive years, Sifton has held two Best of London titles, with another now in its fifth consecutive year. A special thank you and congratulations to the dedicated employees behind each of these titles.…

Sifton Properties Limited is proud to be a 2018 Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Sifton Properties Limited was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, celebrating Platinum Club status. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.…

Dedicated to Going Green!

We are proudly ending 2017 with a renewed focus on Going Green! nn Want to know how we made our residential homes a little greener? We replaced 55,000 light bulbs in units in London, Brantford, Guelph with LED bulbs. An average LED bulb uses 50% less electricity than an incandescent bulb, resulting in cost savings…

Sifton Wins 2017 Smart Energy Communities Award

On Tuesday, November 7th, QUEST announced the winners for the 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards at QUEST’s Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario. The Smart Energy Communities Awards are presented annually by QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow – to recognize leadership and innovation in advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada. Smart Energy…

Sifton Celebrates Energy Star Day

At Sifton, we believe having an energy-efficient home can play a big role in helping to combat climate change. In celebration of Energy Star Day, we wanted to share a glimpse of Sifton’s ongoing commitment to energy conservation. Leading the Way Sifton has always strived to surpass Energy Star requirements in all of our homes.…

It’s the best people that make us the Best of London

Every year, The London Free Press asks it’s readers to submit the names of their favourite local businesses and services. For six consecutive years, Sifton has held two Best of London titles, with another now in its fourth consecutive year. A special thank you and congratulations to the dedicated employees behind each of these titles.…

Sifton Employees Raise $68,500 for United Way!

Over the last 3.5 months, Sifton employees, led by a dedicated group of Campaign Committee staff members from across the company, gave back to the community during the 2016/2017 United Way Campaign. At the beginning of the Campaign, the Committee announced the goal for the year of $50,000, up from the goal of $45,000 the…

Minister of Energy visits The Sifton Centre at West 5, Ontario’s first Net-Zero Community

Minister Glenn Thibeault along with Deputy Premier Deb Matthews is visiting The Sifton Centre at West 5, Ontario’s first sustainable, net-zero community on Monday, February 6th. The Sifton Centre, which is now the home of Sifton Properties’ Corporate office is London’s first net-zero commercial building which means it’s designed and constructed to power itself. This…

Sifton Family Foundation: A Year in Review

Committed to the cities in which we serve, Sifton has a long history of community involvement. Sifton supports projects that preserve, as well as enhance, the environment while enriching the lives of people living in those communities. Giving back to our communities is such an important part of who we are that Doris and Mowbray…

4 Awards for Sifton at the LHBA ACE Gala 2016

Last Thursday evening, the Sifton New Homes team had the pleasure of attending the London Home Builders’ Association Awards of Creative Excellence recognizing the successes of area builders and renovators over the past year. Sifton was named finalists in a number of categories; a testament to the innovation, creativity and hard work done by the…

Sifton Leads the Way with Canada’s First Solar Energy Storage LED Streetlight

Sifton is excited to announce the installation of Canada’s first Solar Energy Storage LED streetlight at The Erinview, one of its properties in Mississauga. Installed at the northeast corner of Dundas St. W. and Fifth Line W., it is one of many technologies being considered for use at West 5, Sifton’s SMART community in London,…

A New Direction: London Free Press Cover Story

Written by Pat Currie, Special to Postmedia Network When the shovels went into the ground earlier this year at Sifton Properties’ new West 5 development in west London, many eyes were watching. “This is an incredibly unique development not only in Ontario but also for Canada and all of North America,” says Andrew Oding, a…

5 Years and Counting! Sifton wins Best of London titles!

Five years ago, The London Free Press introduced the Best of London – asking readers to submit the names of their favourite local businesses and services. For five consecutive years, Sifton has held two titles, with another now in its third consecutive year. This year there were a total of 170 categories and over 8,000…

Sifton Has Reached the Top!

Sifton Properties Limited was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance, achieving Platinum Club member status which is the highest achievement level available. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. “Best Managed…

Sifton Employees Raise $67,000 for United Way!

Wow – what a successful campaign! Back in October of 2015, we recruited some wonderful Sifton employees to help make a difference and work toward our Campaign goal this year. We set a target of $45,000 and decided to also work on raising awareness of the needs in our Community. We began with some fun…

A Perfect Score for Sifton Retirement!

Congratulations to all the Team members at The Erinview, The Westhill, Longworth and Richmond Woods Retirement Residences. Each Team successfully completed the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) accreditation process this month with perfect scores = PERFECTION! There are close to 100 standards that reflect best practices of the highest order in all of the operations…

IST Teams Up with Sifton for the First Net-Zero Home in London, ON

Integrated Solar Technology, LLC (IST), an advanced solar product designer, manufacturer, and owner of SunTegra™ Solar Roof Systems based in New York, has teamed up with Sifton Properties, a leading Canadian real estate development and property management company, on its first model green “Home of the Future” in London, Ontario. “Drive by the grey brick…

Sifton named LHBA Builder of the Year – again!

On October 8th, 2015 the London Home Builder’s Association held the Annual Awards of Creative Excellence Gala recognizing quality new homes and industry accomplishments. Members are honoured for special achievements in Energy Efficiency, Health & Safety, Marketing, and Design. The competition consists of 38 categories judged by industry professionals from across the country. The Sifton…

Breaking Ground at Dorchester Retirement Residence

Sifton Properties Limited Breaks Ground at Dorchester Retirement Residence From left to right Rusty Walker, Holabird & Root Architects; Richard Sifton, President & CEO, Sifton Properties Limited; Dale Pineau, VP Retirement Living, Sifton Properties Limited; Mayor Jim Maudsley, Municipality of Thames Centre London, Ontario, October 6, 2015, Sifton Properties Limited has laid the cornerstone of…

Bang On!: Homebuilders, such as Sifton, committed to innovation

By Jake Draper, Special to Postmedia NetworkSaturday, September 26, 2015 The new home and renovation industry is made up of hardworking entrepreneurs who care about the future of their industry. They make their living creating, manufacturing and retailing one of the only major manufactured products produced by hand, in front of the customer and in…

The Home of the Future – London’s First Net Zero Home

The Home of the Future. It’s already here! London, Ontario, September 15, 2015 Sifton Properties Limited has unveiled London’s first ‘Net Zero’ home. The model home, located in Warbler Woods at 1896 Sumac Way, London, Ontario (south side of Oxford between Commissioners and Westdel Bourne), has been built to power itself. Through the use of…

The Future is Now

Feature from Lifestyle Magazine (September-October Issue)By Ellen Ashton-Haiste The 21st-century movement to a greener, smarter and healthier environment is one that’s being embraced by community developers. “The entire construction industry is trying to go more green,” says Rick Gooyers, vice-president of new homes with London’s Sifton Properties. “Everyone is going to be focused on doing…

Sifton Properties Delivers London’s First Net Zero Home!

This past February marked the start of a very exciting new project for Sifton Properties Limited. It was the commencing of construction on the first Net Zero home located in Warbler Woods, a new neighbourhood in west London. This is not only a first for Sifton; it is also a first for the City of…

Ryerson Students Help Contribute Research for West 5

Lights controlled by a smartphone, electric cars that charge overnight and a rooftop garden that supplies food to the grocery store below — these are all features of a new energy-efficient and environmentally responsible community that Ryerson students are helping to build in London, Ont. The multipurpose, 70-acre neighbourhood is being designed to be the…

Sifton Wins Canada’s Best Managed – 7 Years Straight!

After achieving the Gold Standard Status in 2014, Sifton Properties has achieved the Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Gold Standard Status again in 2015. This makes it a total of 7 years that Sifton has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Sifton continues to raise the bar for themselves by developing new…

Stepping Up for The United Way

The United Way is a charitable organization near and dear to our hearts, that helps people from all walks of life. Sifton and its employees have been a strong supporter of The United Way over many, many years. Sifton’s 2015 cheque presentation this month of $45,634 brings our total employee contributions to the United Way,…

Sifton wins 3 Best of London titles!

A Triple Threat – Sifton wins 3 Best of London titles! The London Free Press once again asked readers to name their favourite local businesses in 160 categories. Over 7,300 readers cast their votes in the annual Best of London online survey. Sifton held its leading position in three categories Best Retirement Living Residence u2010…

Feel the Energy. West 5.

West 5. The most visionary, experiential lifestyle destination. Ever. It will change everything. How you work, shop, live, play and get inspired. West 5 is innovative and sustainable, connected, interconnected and in tune with your lifestyle. Located in West London, West 5 is over 70 acres being developed by Sifton Properties over the next 10…

Net Zero: The Future of Housing

Can you imagine yourself living off the grid in the most modern of suburbs or in the heart of a bustling city? Owning a modern home, with all the comforts, close to conveniences, yet never having to worry about energy consumption? This is the future of housing and it’s called Net Zero. By producing as…

Here Comes the Sun

Solar power will be a key component of Sifton Properties’ groundbreaking new development in west London, that also will include harvesting rainwater and salt-free roads. Green, green, it’s green they say, On the far side of the hill, Green, green, I’m goin’ away To where the grass is greener still.” — Green Green, The new…

Announcing The Village at RiverBend in West London

One of the world’s most advanced energy-efficient SMART Community planned for London Ontario The 70-acre site in West London will be sustainably developed into approximately 2,000 living units and 400,000 sq. feet of commercial retail space which will be designed to generate as much energy as it will use from renewable sources.Community advancements include solar…

Sifton Wins…. Canada’s Best Managed – 6 Years and Counting!

After achieving the Gold Standard Status in 2013, Sifton Properties has achieved the Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Gold Standard Status again in 2014. This makes it a total of 6 years that Sifton has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Sifton continues to raise the bar for themselves by developing new…

Sifton Wins Best Retirement Residence In London

From December 2011 through January 2012, the London Free Press ran a Best of London survey asking readers to take part in an online survey to vote for their favourite restaurants, businesses and services in London and the surrounding area. This survey did not provide business names for the respondent to choose from, instead they…

Sifton Wins Canada’s Best Employer Award 2014!

London, Ontario, November 8, 2013 Sifton Properties Limited is proud to be recognized among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, a research study that publicly recognizes organizations that have created great work environments. The Best Employers study gives participants an up-to-date perspective on performance across more than 20 human resources factors that…

Sifton Properties Limited wins 2nd 2014 Consumer Choice Award

Sifton Properties has been selected as the 2014 Consumer Choice Award winner for top Home Builder in London giving us back to back wins!! Consumer Choice Award (CCA) was established in 1987 with the sole purpose of recognizing business excellence for small-medium size businesses in specific market areas and is considered one of the most…

Sifton Wins 2013 LHBA Design Awards

On October 3, 2013: The London Home Builders’ Association held the annual Awards of Creative Excellence Gala, recognizing design and marketing excellence in the homebuilding industry. Sifton Properties was the proud recipient of three distinguished design awards, including Best New Kitchen in a new home under $500,000 The Gardenwood ModelBest New Bathroom in a new…

New Andover Trails Street Names Revealed

A generous bid at the 2009 Country Classic Auction brought the Yoo family two street names in the community of Andover Trails, located in southwest London off Southdale Road. Sifton Properties donated the street naming opportunity to the annual charity auction organized by London Health Sciences Foundation. The win came complete with a celebration event…

Sifton wins…Canada’s Best Managed – Gold Standard

After 4 years of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Sifton has once again raised the bar by achieving Gold Standard status. Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and -managed companies. The program celebrates the best and brightest companies in Canada and selects these…

Sifton Wins Twin Best of London Titles

Great Customer Experiences Earns Twin Wins for Sifton Properties! The London Free Press once again asked readers to name their favourite local businesses in over 150 categories. Over 6,800 readers took part in the 2nd annual online survey. New Homes was chosen as Best Home Builder and Longworth Retirement Residence was voted Best Retirement Residence…

Sifton Supports the United Way

Sifton Properties Limited employees, with matching funds from the Sifton Family Foundation, raised a total of $51.559 for the 2012 campaign! Staff gathered at Head Office to present the cheque. In the past ten years, Sifton and their employees have raised over half a million dollars for the United Way. Sifton Properties employees, with matching…

LHBA Celebrates 60 Years

Mowbray Sifton was a founding father and inaugural President of the London Home Builders’ Association. In the video below, Richard Sifton discusses how this shaped both the Sifton family and the company. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Association.

Sifton named 2012 Builder of the Year

Another year of hard work and dedication to our customers has been rewarded, with a total of nine Awards of Creative Excellence including the coveted title, Builder of the Year. The London Home Builders’ Association ACE Awards took place on Thursday, October 4th, recognizing outstanding achievement in new home design and marketing. The Sifton team…

Sifton Breaks Ground at HarrisView in Ingersoll

Representatives from the Town of Ingersoll and Sifton Properties Limited broke ground yesterday, marking the official launch of Sifton’s newest neighbourhood – HarrisView, located in Ingersoll, Ontario. The closest new residential development site to Highway 401, HarrisView is a natural choice for commuters, just 15 minutes from the edge of London and well under 10…

Sifton Properties named 2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence Finalist

Sifton Properties is very proud to be recognized as a 2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence Finalist by Tarion Warranty Corporation. These awards acknowledge top new home builders based on customer service performance as determined by their own customers. To determine the award recipients, a survey was sent to more than 45,000 new home buyers in…

Pack the Park 2012

Sifton Properties Limited committed to pack Labatt Park in 2012 April 4, 2012, London, ON – SAVE THIS DATE July 15, 2012: Sifton Properties Limited would like you to be part of the action crowd as we pack Labatt Memorial Park to the rafters. Sifton is again teaming up with the London Majors to present…

Sifton welcomes local architects home

March 14, London, ON – The seventh floor of 200 Queens Avenue has a new look and a new tenant the architectural firm that designed the building. Sifton Properties Limited recently welcomed home architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson to the building designed by the firm’s predecessor, Peter Tillmann, almost 60 years ago. “Sifton worked with architects…

Canada’s 50 Best for the third time

Sifton Properties named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for a third time Sifton Properties Limited is pleased to announce that we have re-qualified as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by The National Post and program co-sponsors, Deloitte and CIBC. This marks the third consecutive year that Sifton Properties has been among…

Sifton New Homes voted Best of London

Sifton Properties Limited is pleased to be chosen one of the 2012 Best of London by London Free Press readers. The London Free Press asked readers to name their favourite local businesses in over 150 categories. Over 2,000 readers cast their votes. Sifton Properties Limited was voted Best Home Builder! We are extremely pleased with…

Winners of the One London Place VIP Parking Draw!

Many thanks to everyone who supported the One London Place VIP Parking Draw in support of the United Way. Winners are First Prize – Patrick Ley Second Prize – Carlo Granger Third Prize – Mark Berry Thank you for all your support! Special thanks to our sponsors Sifton Properties LimitedZaras Cafe and CateringAccuwashErmo Hair Salon…

Veterans Association Overwhelmed by Response to Poppy Box Thefts

The senseless actions of one poppy thief in London have unleashed an outpouring of support and donations. AM980 was first to report the theft of 10 poppy donation boxes at the Canadian Corps Veterans Association Building on Dundas St. Less than 24 hours after the story aired, officials with the veterans group say they’ve received…

Sifton Superheroes raise $18,000 for Easter Seals

Sifton Superheroes participated in the recent London Drop Zone event, dropping 26 floors, 372 ft down the SE glass face of One London Place on September the 29th, to help fundraise for Easter Seals, Ontario Helping kids with physical disabilities succeed. The Easter Seals raise funds to helping children, youth and young adults with physical…

Sifton Properties named 2011 Builder of the Year

On September 28th, 2011 at the London Home Builders’ Association Awards of Creative Excellence, Sifton Properties was named 2011 Builder of the Year. Selected by our peers, the prestigious title of Builder of the Year recognizes our dedication to our customers and to the community in which we build. Our goals are simple – to…

Sifton Finds New Queen for London’s Only Castle

Historic Woodholme Manor has new owner after nearly five years in waiting London, ON – July 15, 2010 –Sifton Properties Limited has sold the historic Woodholme Manor in the City’s north end to London native Sue-Anne Richardson-Siarto after five years of searching for a new owner. She and her husband took possession in May with…