Architalcan Design, Inc.

Basement Renovation
37 KINGSGARDEN RD Toronto ON M8X 1S7
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Carolyn in Calgary
Carolyn in Calgary
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

2-storey home addition

I would highly recommend this company. Rocco and his team helped me design a lovely two-storey addition complete with peaked ceilings and exposed beams. The team was thorough, efficient, affordable and fast! I felt confident that I was in good hands every step of the way. Thanks Architalcan- until next time!

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Christina in Toronto
Christina in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Relocating Stairs - Design and Permit

I worked with Rocco at Architalcan Design to design and apply for a permit with the city of Toronto to move our staircase. Rocco was extremely responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. He always responded right away, even responding to my emails at 10PM and weekends, when I would have questions or sent him updates. He was one of a few structural engineers that I called and I instantly felt that he was the best fit (at a very reasonable price).

Due to some concerns about the scope of the renovations from our contractors (HVAC, water lines etc.), Rocco made multiple updates to the drawings and charged very fairly for the updates. He was patient and listened until the drawings were exactly what we wanted and our contractors had no more concerns.

The process of applying for the permit was a breeze, since Rocco took care of the communication with the City and application process. Even with COVID, we received approval from the city within a week.

I would highly recommend Rocco and Architalcan Design to anyone looking to do major renovations and structural changes to their house.

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Thank you Christina! Very kind words of you...Very happy to serve clients like you!

Alexander in Toronto
Alexander in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Very happy - renovation drawings and permit

Hi,
I hired to Rocco to do drawings and get the permits for a proposed basement renovation. He came over to my home, did a thorough examination, and made a number of very useful suggestions that neither myself nor my contractor had considered.
The drawings were excellent and done quickly. The permits from the city came through quickly without the slightest problem.
Highly recommend.
Alex

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Company Response

Thank you Alex! Very happy to serve clients like you!
Basement apartments are our cup of Tea:)

Rick in Toronto
Rick in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Design and Plans for Kitchen Reno and Addition

I needed plans and a permit to extend my kitchen, remove a load bearing interior wall, remove 13' of exterior masonry wall and add a small addition.
Rocco at Architalcan came with his assistant and took a full set of measurements which enabled him to draw up a complete set of plans for the house as it is now and for the proposed changes. Rocco's advice on possible layouts and developing a practical floor plan was more than helpful. He has the ability too see instantly what will and what will not work.
Plans were drawn up, modified as required and submitted to the building department in a very short time period. Phone calls and emails are always answered promptly.
I would highly recommend Rocco.

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Peter Baron from Concord
Peter Baron from Concord
2 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Design work for a renovation project in Toronto

I first had contact with Rocco from Architalcan Design in 2010 for a house I had purchased and was renovating in downtown Toronto. After the initial call I met up with Rocco at the house and discussed the kind of renovation I had in mind and then Rocco took measurements of the house. Within a couple of days Rocco emailed me some draft drawings for the house. Afterwards I discussed with Rocco some changes I wanted and practically in no time he sent me revised drawings and then he proceeded to finalize the plans to submit to the City. Withing a day or 2 from submission to the city my permit was ready.
In late 2019, I purchased another property and called Rocco again. After 10 years he remembered me as it was just yesterday that we had spoken last. Again we met at the property and within a few days the drawings were ready and within a another couple of days my permit was ready from the City.
Since we were doing the project during Covid and the City inspectors were not coming to the site regularly, I asked Rocco to do an inspection and write a report to give to City for Structural work..
Again Rocco came right to mu house and within a day emailed me the reports that I required.
In the 2 projects I worked with Rocco, I was very satisfied for his good ideas , his efficiency and reasonable fee. I would highly recommend Rocco for any projects requiring architectural services.

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Company Response

Thank you Peter! Always happy to help!
RS

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New house

Rocco's expertise made it easy to obtain a building permit with the City of Toronto. He is well aware of the requirements and expectations. Throughout the process he listened to the many last minute design changes that were done which resulted in obtaining a building permit for a house exactly as expected.

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Yoga TO
Yoga TO
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Architectural drawings and permits

Rocco helps us with drawings and permits for our interior renovation about 4 years ago and everything are ok even today. He is the best person you can find for drawings and permits on top of his vast knowledge about updated building codes. I highly recommend him and will definitely use his service again in the future.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for this lovely review, I am really happy to hear back from my clients and it makes me want to do more!
Rocco

Steve in Toronto
Steve in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Best of the Best

Rocco is so knowledgeable. His experience helped me determine the best course of action for my build. His consulting experience is worth its weight in gold. He is quick to deliver and a man of his word. I will only use Rocco for my projects as he truly is the best of the best. Highly recommended.

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Thank you so much Steve, for your kind words! I will always be there for my clients:)

Leslieville Neighbors
Leslieville Neighbors
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Renovation

Currently working with Rocco and his team on a complete home renovation. Getting the permit approved for the current job was challenging but Rocco was able to take care of it. We have worked with Rocco on several projects, both residential and commercial. Rocco is always professional, provides helpful feedback and recommendations. We highly recommend Architalcan Designs Inc.

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Company Response

Thank you Gavin! It's always a pleasure...we love our job and clients are out priorities!

Alison in Toronto
Alison in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

The only place to go and get design/drawings/permits

We are currently building our second design of Rocco's. Both of our experiences (one small addition of a deck and stairs and the current rear addition/garage conversion) were so positive, I want everyone who wants to renovate to use him. He is so knowledgable, he thought of things I hadn't and when we called a large contract/design service for a second opinion they didn't even know half the things Rocco did....so beware those big design firms!! I recommend Architalcan Design for any of your renovation drawings for permit and even for layout and design. It will be a prompt, informed and super positive experience!

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Company Response

Thanks Alison, it's always a pleasure working for great clients like you!

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More about Architalcan Design, Inc.

***PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE BEFORE YOU CALL***
Welcome to Architalcan Design Inc. profile.
We are in central Etobicoke (Bloor/Royal York)
WEBSITE: www.architalcandesign.com
EMAIL: rocco@architalcandesign.com
CELL: 647.654-6898
OFFICE: 416.546-5434

Italian background, with Engineering and Surveyor background (Geometra) 1994, over 20 years of construction experience, Toscany Villa Restorations, Historical Monuments Restoration in Rome, Industrial renovation in Milano, done Structural and Demolition work in Toronto and achieved Architectural Technology Diploma 2006.
Architalcan Design Inc. offers Building Consultation - Drawings for Residential-Commercial-Industrial - Building Permit Service.

You can also visit us on: www.architalcandesign.com

Registered with the Ministry of Housing and Affairs
BCIN # 25897-41741 (HOUSE, SMALL BUILDING, LARGE BUILDING & HVAC)

ON-SITE BUILDING CONSULTATION FEE OF $250 MAY APPLY & CREDITED BACK ONCE THE DESIGN IS GRANTED OR CONTINUED

Need a Building permit? A-Z service
Residential-Commercial & Industrial drawings, bcin stamp and drawings review

We are 100% focused and committed to designing and services. This is our true core competancy. We are not a marketing company. We produce architecture & Structural drawings with BCIN stamp.

We're Fast, Reliable and Punctual, all the time.

NOTE: BUILDING PERMITS FEES OR RELATED APPLICATIONS FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICES

We deal mostly with Residential and Commercial projects. We can do drawings and submission in less than one week where the Building permit is Guaranteed within 5 days or less from submission!

"Building permit Guarantee is based on compliance with municipality zoning bylaws"

WE SERVE TORONTO AREA ONLY

CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation, Architects, Structural Engineering, and Home Additions
PRODUCTS
Architectural-Structural & HVAC design and Building Consultation Building permit services
SERVICES
DRAWINGS FOR RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL: House design, Commercial mixed use design, House addition design, Remove a load bearing wall drawings, Extention design, Second floor addition design, Rear addition plans, Garage design, Underpinning drawings, Basement apartment-secondary unit design, HVAC design and heat loss calculations, Structural design, Committee of Adjustment hearing, Building permit services for all the above.
STYLES
DONE YESTERDAY
SPECIALITIES
Structural
WEBSITE
http://www.architalcandesign.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1994
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
RETURN POLICY
N/A
PAYMENT METHOD
cash, cheque, e-transfer
LICENSES
TORONTO METRO LIC. T85-4184351
MEMBERSHIPS
O.A.C.E.T.T.
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
GEOMETRA (ITALY) & DIP. ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY (GBC-TORONTO)
PROJECT MINIMUM
$2,500
PROJECT RATE
CALL US
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
LIFE TIME
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