Our Vision

The true measure of success is the level of involvement and impact one has in their community.

Ignat Kaneff

We are pioneers in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and the Golden Horseshoe for over 65 years. Over the years, Kaneff has built thousands of homes, including condo, rental and traditional single-family homes,  for our valued clients and community members. We are respected for our first-class developments, which both improve neighbourhoods and create desirable residences for clients who seek to enjoy our product. The Kaneff signature has been twofold: to deliver a superior building product and create value for our customers. For more than six decades, we have helped to build the communities in which we live and in which we continue to reinvest,  all the while helping to shape our communities’ neighbourhoods.

Ignat (Iggy) Kaneff, C.M., IInt, LL.D. (Hon)
Founder of the Kaneff Group

Founder Ignat Kaneff was a land and home developer, builder, visionary and philanthropist. He is an icon of admiration in the real estate industry and beloved member of the Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area Communities.

An immigrant to Canada nearly 67 years ago, he entered the country with no formal education and limited ability to communicate in English. Working as a labourer for a building company in Mississauga, he was quickly inspired to achieve his own success in the industry. After just one year in Canada, Mr. Kaneff purchased his first home, which he eventually mortgaged to purchase two more, laying the foundation for his own company’s legacy.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Kaneff built his first apartment building, pioneering the first high-rise building in Mississauga’s history. The Kaneff building are a staple in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre.

Kaneff Properties has over 5,000 family homes, high-rise apartments, office buildings, retail commercial plazas and golf courses developed and managed in the last 65 years. What set Mr. Kaneff apart is his commitment and reputation of hard work, honesty and unwavering focus on quality and community in every development he sets out to create.

Accolades & Achievements

  • Order of Canada- Canada (2016)
  • Honorary Degree of Bachelor of Applied Studies- Sheridan College (2015)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree – Ruse University, Bulgaria (2013)
  • Order of Ontario- Canada (2011)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree – York University (2010)
  • Order of ‘Stara Planina’ First Degree – Bulgaria’s Highest Honour- Republic of Bulgaria (2002)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree – University of Toronto (1994)