MEMAR Architects Inc

2323 Yonge St,Unit503 Toronto ON M4P
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chenyu1225cn in Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON

We had very positive experience working with Memar Architect, whose service we retained for a two story rear addition project.

We found Memar Architect through “Homestar” and “Houzz”, both online sources present good reviews for Memar. After a round of in person interviews with a handful of the recommended candidates, Memar stood out due to their competitive price; clear and direct approach towards the project.

We met Sean, the principle of the firm during our initial meeting. It was evident that he knew his business like the back of his hand; he gave us a quick overview of the whole process from beginning to obtaining permit; the timeline and the goal of each stage. As nervous and clueless as any home owners who were about to take on a major renovation project, we bombarded him with all kinds of questions, he addressed them one by one in an explicit manner. After our first meeting with Sean, we felt somewhat less overwhelmed or daunted about this new venture. During the following meetings with him, we got more and more impressed by his efficiency, knowledge and his intelligence. Sean is very clear minded and a quick thinker, nothing seems to leave him at his wits end; he always managed to come up with a solution if he didn't already have one to the problem or difficulties we encountered, nothing seemed to stand in the way or frustrate him. He represented us at the committee of adjustment meeting; he and his team communicated with the city, and prepared primary strategy and a contingency plan for the hearing. All we had to do was to take some pictures as evidence/demonstration for the COA hearing. We were planning to compromise on certain features in order to move the project ahead, but Sean believed our plan/design was good and reasonable and had precedents, he went ahead and presented as is to the board and addressed their questions in a professional and experienced style which convinced the board despite the obstacles from City Planning Department. We got approval. As the principle of the firm, Sean is also accommodating, if you have some special requests he is willing to help and make it easier for you.

Aside from Sean who oversaw our project, we were also assigned with the senior architect of the firm Khalid to be our project manager. Khalid has had years of hands-on experience on top of his master degree in architect. He quickly established a clear vision of what we wished to achieve for this project after we briefly described our idea in an amateur manner. He also gave us professional advice or recommendations for the aspects that we were not certain about. We mentioned that we had a rather tight budget and wished to have something practical and solid rather than luxury; he integrated that principle into the design, and suggested us to cut back on the features that weren’t necessary. It only took him one meeting to put together the architect drawings for the project and another one to firm the details. It is worth mentioning that the drawings from Khalid are well received and complimented by different general contractors who we interviewed. In addition to the architect drawing, Khalid also coordinated with the engineer and electrician for the mechanic and electric drawings. During the three months permit application period, Khalid took care of all the communicating with the city examiners and updated us frequently, which lead us smoothly to the final issuing of the permit. Throughout the process, he was patient, responsive and attentive.

All and all, we had very pleasant and relatively stress free working experience with Memar Architect. During the time span of a year, Sean and Khalid as well as the other team members Duyen, Lucy to name a few had helped, guided and supported us through the long and arduous journey of design, planning, zoning, Committee of Adjustments as well as the permit application. To carry out an extensive renovation is certainly not a walk in the park for most people, therefore, to have a team of competent and trustworthy professionals working along your side throughout the process will make your life a lot easier. I would highly recommend Memar Architect to anyone in need of architect design, renovation and the sort.

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Murad & Mila Velshi in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

Memar Architects had made full and proper investigations of all properties in our area before the COA meeting allowing them to represent us to the committee without any doubt as to what was requested from the COA and why it should be granted. After presenting the evidence, it took just a few minuted for the COA to accept Memar's plans.

Memar Architects presentation was well planned. We were impressed.

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It was our pleasure to work with you.

Sam  in Newmarket
1 review Newmarket, ON

I came in with my own vision and left with something much better all thanks to the experience, knowledge and patience of the people working at Memar Architects. I dealt directly with Arezoo and she was wonderful. They are very quick to return your phone calls and adjust things as needed. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any architectural needs. As an added bonus, their price is very competitive. Overall it was a great experience, 10/10.

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Fred in toronto in Mississauga
1 review Toronto, ON

this is a second project i am doing with this company and it went verygood.
A good design comes from listening to client and apply their needs to a new design and thats wjat mercedeh and her team at memar did for us. They fesigned and managed our new house construction for our growig family.
I would certainly suggest her to my friends.

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Tesoro Capital  in Scarborough
1 review Toronto, ON

We first heard of Memar Architects through a house they have designed and built in the neighborhood. We were very impressed with their innovative and creative design concepts. So we decided to hire Memar Architects Inc, Sean Toussi to design, manage and plan for the three houses for us. They have been very patient in walking through the whole planning process step by step with us that includes budget analysis, site plan drawings, design, application review, market strategies. They are very knowledgeable and responsive in providing us with good advices and peace of mind! We look forward to working with Memar Architects in our future projects.

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Amir1395 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

I really happy to have this perofetional team specially their leader Sean Tossi.
I had a hard time in few month ago .I made a contract with another company to do major renovation for my house but they make major error causing stop of the project and so many issues , every thing was stuck in my project and nothing was in my hand.Finally I found Memar Architect through a friend Tonhelp me manage the situation, take us to COA and yesterday I got my COA approval . Now my project is back on track by best way possible,sean and his staff are very, organized , professional in handling my project.

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22 reviews Toronto, ON

Thank-you Sean and Staff for helping Hal and I get over a big hurdle with making decisions with our new home. When you showed us your home Sean and Mercedes, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the workmanship . The attention to detail and to our project has made the next step a little easier, and we are grateful even though we need a lot of hand holding. We apologize for the rough start.
Look forward to working with you all and the building of our beautiful home

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10/10 My job wasn't the biggest although they made me feel like I was spending millions on how much great service I received. They made me feel like I could do better without adding to the bill which is mentorship in my eye. Detail oriented and never too busy to help. I'm so glad I found Memar Architecture.

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John R from Burlington
2 reviews Burlington, ON

Great service and they have exceeded myself and my wife's expectations! Sean and his staff are professional, courteous and know what they are doing. Will recommend to our family and friends if any renovations are needed in the future.

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Tamara from Toronto
10 reviews Toronto, ON

Our experience with Memar was unfortunately not so positive. This was our first time working with an architect; we had some contact with Sean, but our main contact was a different person, who did the bulk of the drafting as far as we could tell. In the end, we got plans and a permit for a modest home addition at a reasonable price. On the plus side, plans were drawn up quickly, and when the City objected to some points, Sean dealt with City staff directly in a timely way at no additional cost to us. On the debit side, we were hoping for more design ideas from the architect with whom we worked directly, and some details were left to the builder to sort out, or for us to communicate to the builder. Also, following the development of a first draft of the plans based on a survey drawing of the property, there was initial resistance to making an on-site visit before completing the plans and submitting them to the City (which was quickly overcome, but still). Ultimately, it turned out that the plans contained errors that had to be addressed at an additional cost to us (e.g., measurements for stair height were, according to our builder, not to code and an extra stair had to be included). As well, we received conflicting information from Memar during the process (e.g., whether or not measurements of the home interior would have to be submitted to the City, which they ultimately did). The other reviews here are very positive and our experience appears to be an exception, but on the basis of it I would not work with Memar again.

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MEMAR Architects Inc,
[Experience Excelence in Architecture]
MEMAR Architects Inc., is a south Ontario based architectural firm, with over 12 years of experience in design, construction and project management of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects.
As an experienced architectural firm, we offer a one-stop service and we take care of all related services that clients wish us to perform. This unique ability; not only saves our clients a lot of financial costs but also saves them time and energy.
Our corporate values include integrity, trust, and team work. We always encourage collaboration, and strive to support the development of innovative systems and processes.
All of our team members have advanced education in architecture and project management, as well as polished industry experience. This strong combination sets us apart from our competitors, and allows us to provide the most accurate and efficient services to our clients.
Whether your priority is budget, design, quality, sustainability or pace of a project, we can help you by selecting, tendering and hiring pre-approved engineers, contractors and consultants to bring you the best design and comfort of a turnkey service for any size project.
MEMAR Architects Inc., employs the most advanced software and technology to make sure our clients are receiving the best service available in design, building permit and construction.
Our services include:
Design-build of new structures, houses, additions and renovations,
Site plan Applications,
Change of use,
Stop work orders - Order to comply,
Building Permits,
Zoning reviews,
Land severance,
Committee of Adjustment applications,
Ontario Municipal Board applications,
As-built measuring,
Area analysis,
Sun-shadow studies,
File conversion,

Permit Drawing,Building Permit,Architectural specifications,Architectural Illustration,Renovations,Additions,Underpinning,Committee of Adjustment, rezoning, land severance.
Our rate guarantee, offers the best available service 10% under the lowest quote you have.
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