July 21, 2009

What makes a good condo or development name??

Obviously, the answer is different to everyone and there is a huge slew of names that I can’t stand (maybe a future post will be about what names are silly). To me, the name should provoke a sense of place and feeling. From the name, you should be able to identify with the feel of the building, and be given a sense of the location of the building.

Below, BuzzBuzzHome has ranked our top 10 development names from Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

1. M5V Condominiums (Queen Street West, Toronto – Tas Design Build)
Electric City (Silverthorn, Toronto – Channington Developments)
Coco On Spruce (Fairview, Vancouver – Delta Group)
4. The Colour of Urban Living (Downtown, Vancouver – Concord Pacific)
1717 Avenue (Nortown, Toronto – Tribute Communities)
Shangri-La (Queen Street West, Toronto)
MuseumHouse On Bloor (University, Toronto – Veisman Consultants Inc)
Lippincott Living (Little Italy / China Town, Toronto – Blurredge Group)
Bohemian Embassy Flats & Lofts (Queen Street West, Toronto – Baywood Homes)
Eightwelve (Beltline, Calgary – Eau Claire Lookout Developments Ltd)

I have no clue what professionally makes a name great, but you may want to ask our marketing firm La Ads (who can now be found on Twitter, @LAInc_Creative) who has originated many of the great development names across Canada and the US.

Have any great names from other cities? Send me an email, and I will consider adding them to our list (

Matthew Slutsky
The BuzzBuzzHome Team

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