Architalcan Design, Inc.

Basement Renovation
37 KINGSGARDEN RD Toronto ON M8X 1S7
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Reviews for Architalcan Design, Inc.

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Shaun
Shaun
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Renovation Design and Building Permits

The project involved drafting renovation plans, securing building permits, and completing progress reports through the project. Rocco proved to be a tremendous asset and his knowledge and insight into the design and permit process was evident throughout. Rocco was highly responsive, provided solid recommendations, and completed the work faster than expected. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Rocco and his team for future renovation projects.

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

Super Fast and Effective

Rocco was recommended by my contractor to develop our site plans and oversee permit approvals with the City of Toronto. It could not have been a smoother or quicker process. In less than 7 weeks we went from our first introduction and site visit to approved plans from the City. He gave great advice which we could choose to accept or ignore and even provided responses to our questions when he was on vacation. Working with Rocco was the easiest part of renovating our detached three-story home.

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

Junction basement and main floor designs

Working with Rocco was a pleasure. During our preliminary meeting, we were amazed at how quickly and accurately he measured and drew our entire house in what seemed like minutes. It was immediately apparent that he had been doing this for awhile and was good at what he did. He then produced quality plans and worked with us to come up with a great design that met our needs. He was also able to secure the permits in a timely fashion. Throughout the whole process his communication and responsiveness to emails was fantastic. We highly recommend his services.

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind words, working with great ppl like you, makes me want to work harder and show quality services and promptly.

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

Massive redesign

My partner and I hired Architalcan Design based on a referral, for a massive redesign of our property, including retail and residential units, a main floor and 3rd story addition as well as a basement extension. Rocco and his draftsperson took care to understand our vision and our needs, and to balance this with the City by-laws and history of the building. Rocco resolved issues and responded whenever we reached out, whether he was in Canada or Italy, to ensure the plan was properly executed. When we were faced with challenges by the City, Rocco advocated for our project and worked with the City to get the permits through the entire process. When we were faced with challenges during the basement excavation with our initial contractor, Rocco came to our rescue to recommending first rate builders from his rich source of professional acquaintances to get the job done and done well by the best. The best part of all, is that Rocco made sure that we could stick to our vision even when times were tough throughout the project, that is the true art of being an architect.

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Company Response

Thank you Zoe, it was a pleasure making your projects moving forward towards your needs and visions. We take pride on every project using our experience and knowledge. Beat of luck!

Fariha
Fariha
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Permit

Rocco provided excellent service and timely - extremely helpful and great to work with as well. Would involve Rocco in future projects, and highly recommend! Thanks again very much Rocco!

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Company Response

Thank you for your kind words...

Harshaw
Harshaw
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Garage and storage building

Rocco knew what to do for the general/detail plans and was quick to respond to the City reviewing staff with the modifications necessary to allow them to issue a permit.
I would deal with Rocco/Architalcan to obtain a permit again without hesitation

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Thank you Dana! Appreciate it

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

Beyond Impressed!!!

I have heard many a frustrating story from friends and neighbours about home renovations and building permits. With Rocco - you avoid any and all trouble or angst!! Rocco helped me to design my basement renovations. He prepared all structural, underpinning and design drawings and took care of all the city applications and permits.
The entire process was complete within 3 weeks of engaging Rocco!
He understands your needs and creates initial designs that meet them. He is quick and responsive to incorporate any tweaks or changes in the drawings. I cannot say enough amazing things about Rocco! He is a pleasure to work with. He is personable, professional, responsive, efficient and he gets things done in record time!

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Happy New year!!!! It was a pleasure working with you!

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:)

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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
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WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
LIFE TIME
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