Shiplake is proud to be a third generation family business. Initially, Albert Latner, the family patriarch, was a founding partner of Greenwin Properties in the 1940s. At that time, Greenwin was a pioneer in Toronto’s development boom. Several landmarks from that era now define our reputation as community builders. One of our earliest developments was Canada’s first master-planned suburban community known as Don Mills. During the 1960s, Greenwin developed the iconic Davisville Village located in midtown Toronto. In the 1970s, the Yonge-Eglinton Center was a leading mixed use development in midtown Toronto. To this day, all of these developments are thriving components of the city’s urban landscape.

After a successful partnership in Greenwin Properties, the family created Shiplake in the 1970s to focus independently on real estate. Today we are a fully integrated company. The Shiplake Developments group has resources in land acquisition, development and construction management. The Shiplake Properties group has expertise in designing, managing and financing assets. Our diverse portfolio includes multifamily apartments, retirement residences, commercial and retail properties, and casinos.

In addition, we are a major shareholder in Metropia Urban Communities. Metropia has developed a reputation as a leading developer of condominiums and master-planned communities.


Today, our properties are homes for families, offices for businesses and premium locations for retailers. Our vision is to continue creating premier real estate. Our goal is to continue identifying trends and capitalizing on changing needs in urban markets. From the outset we have been dedicated to innovation, quality and integrity. We remain committed to continue our legacy of community building.


Investing in our community has been important to us since our beginning. We believe the opportunity to drive positive change in society is a privilege. Every year we are proud to provide support to numerous organizations through The Albert & Temmy Latner Family Foundation. The Foundation has made significant donations to institutions including:

Art Gallery of Ontario
Power Plant Gallery
New Museum
Mount Sinai Hospital
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Western University
Oxford University
Writers’ Trust of Canada

To learn more about our community giving, please email us at info@shiplake.com.