Builder’s Story


Small opportunities are often the beginning of a great company and individual. Ignat Kaneff built a company one house at a time. In 1951, Kaneff arrived in Canada and purchased his first building lot for his own home. Patience, commitment and hard work were the keys to his success. From that one small house, a foundation was laid and a company was born.

A dedication to quality and excellence started in 1956, when Mr. Kaneff built 27 houses in Mississauga. His first housing development produced a clear cut vision for the future of his company. Innovative design, exceptional building materials, outstanding craftsmanship and abundant open spaces set Kaneff homes above all competition. Focus on the future and a constant positive outlook on life has kept the Kaneff Corporation successful for over 50 years.With his strong belief in community and his entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Kaneff created the I. Kaneff Charitable Foundation in 1986. He tirelessly contributes to charitable organizations and initiatives across the Greater Toronto Area. He has been an anchor supporter of Community Living Mississauga, the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, the University of Toronto in Mississauga and the Osgoode Law School building campaign.For almost 40 years Mr. Kaneff has hosted an annual golf tournament, which has raised over $1,000,000 for Community Living, an organization that supports intellectually challenged children in Peel. In recognition of his business achievements and philanthropic efforts, Mr. Kaneff has: been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto, received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award twice, been the only home building company holding over 50 years of membership in BILD, received the Businessman of the Year awards for both Mississauga and Brampton, and won the Citizen of the Year award for the City of Mississauga.Along with his passion for home building, Mr. Kaneff’s love for the game of golf has blossomed into a successful golf group. Starting in 1989 with the development of the world class flagship facility Lionhead Golf and Country Club, and transforming into an organization spanning six properties across southern Ontario, KaneffGolf offers public golf at its finest.The Kaneff Group of Companies has an excellent reputation for building quality homes and successful communities, and remains committed to every customer. We invite you to make your next home a Kaneff Home…

 

We are building today … for tomorrow.
A tradition of quality and commitment for over 50 years.