Our Guiding Principles

Building a Changing World

Building a Changing World

TerraTrust prides itself in being responsive to the needs of its builder-partners by providing them with superior-quality, serviced building lots for the construction of new homes and businesses in the various TerraTrust Villages. Site-specific master-planned designs of streets, green-space and amenities, along with architectural guidelines and covenants, ensure success and long-term investment security for developers, builders, and home-owners.

We create opportunities for people to live, learn, work, and play in ways that will protect everyone’s real-estate investments as we evolve and transition to more energy-efficient, greener, healthier, connected communities.

We are looking for you….

  • If you are the kind of person who enjoys living in a naturally urban community, complete with many of the businesses and services you depend on daily;
  • And if you enjoy the freedom that comes with energy efficient, well-constructed buildings;
  • And if you appreciate the value of building for tomorrow, today!

We strive to make an Earth-friendly lifestyle accessible to all, regardless of age, location, or income level.

We lead, teach and inspire our Builder-Partners and empower them to build highly energy efficient homes and buildings in the Master-Planned Complete Communities that we design and develop.

Investment Properties

Investment Properties

TerraTrust Holdings specializes in filling specific market needs in economically diverse cities across Canada by designing and building “blue-chip-quality” commercial and residential rental properties with secure long-term leases. Each project in this portfolio of income-generating properties has been thoughtfully designed to not only exceed the tenants’ requirements, but also to reduce the life-cycle costs of the building and its operations. Both basic and leading-edge principles of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are employed to reduce the energy foot-print while increasing the long-term value of these buildings.

Energy Policies

Energy Policies

TerraTrust implements strategies and principles in the design of every community and every project such that renewable energy technologies will be as simple as “plug and play” in the years to come.

As leading countries adopt green energy policies, and the value of green technologies becomes greater and greater, it is critical to plan for the future deployment of these technologies in our communities. The result is an increase in long-term value and marketability of our homes and businesses.

Urban Stewardship

Urban Stewardship

We design and build ecological sustainable communities specific to particular sites. Each community is thoughtfully designed to minimize its impact on the land and the existing surrounding communities. We work with the land, not against it. Streets follow natural topography to maintain (or enhance) the biodiversity of the area and reduce the community’s footprint along with infrastructure and maintenance costs.

Building Future Value

Building Future Value

We plan today for tomorrow’s value. This means building quality neighbourhoods in close proximity to daily amenities and services. Well planned, well constructed buildings offer lower maintenance costs. Ensuring that energy efficiency is of utmost importance will help maintain value over time. Also, planning today for the future installation of renewable energy technologies helps to ensure that homes and businesses can be more easily converted, with plug-in technologies, to Near Net-Zero energy buildings when appropriate. Therefore, the value of these homes and buildings, in the future, will be much closer to that of new products on the market at that time.

Local Economies

Local Economies

We support “buy local” initiatives, a growing movement that invests in local communities, resulting lower costs for fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats.

We plan to collaborate with local farmers and food producers to create community gardens and implement “Eat Fresh” programs wherever possible. These initiatives will support both the farmers and the residents by providing healthy eating options. We also plan to develop partnerships with local companies to supply building materials and various services needed which promote economic growth in the municipalities surrounding TerraTrust communities.

Connection & Quality of Life

Connection & Quality of Life

Quality of life is one of the main goals of all TerraTrust communities and projects. A diverse range of living options, close proximity to schools, businesses, and other amenities, as well as plenty of green space our communities create a sense of freedom and stress-free living.

Connection is also crucial to quality of life and the benefits of having a multi-generational community are too many to count. Plus, houses designed for ease of mobility allow seniors to stay in their own homes longer with the support of nearby family and community.