Our success over the past 60 years is founded on our values of providing quality places to live with excellent service to our residents.

  • our history.

    Preston Group was originally founded by David Bela Salomon in the 1960’s under the name Gonte Construction Limited. David was a holocaust survivor born in Chmielnik, Poland in 1927 who immigrated to Toronto after the war looking to build a life for himself and his family.

    In the 1960’s, David and his partners developed many of the rental apartments in Toronto, including Flemingdon Park neighbourhood with multiple high-rise towers.

    As the City developed further, the construction business was consolidated with the development of low-rise into the portfolio, many of which were master-planned communities. Gonte Construction, now known as Preston Group, developed sites in Newmarket, Brampton, Oshawa, Courtice, King City, and East Gwillimbury.

  • our team today.

    In the mid-2000’s the company was growing rapidly, and Gonte Construction was re-branded as Preston Group, which established a single Preston brand to encompass all of the real estate activities.

    DBS Developments was established in 2016 to function as a fully integrated development company for assets held by Preston Group. DBS, named after the founder David Bela Salomon, has continued with these development operations including project design, development, and construction.

    In June 2020, Preston Apartments was re-branded as Preston Living. The Preston Living brand best captures the experience and lifestyle that a resident of a Preston building is accustomed to. The Preston Group of companies, comes with over 60 years and three generations of management and development experience. Today, with the 2nd and 3rd generations involved in actively managing the Development and Property Management, Preston Group is well-positioned to scale to new heights.

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Founded in 1960, Preston Group has spent over
60 years building Communities in Toronto.

At Preston Group, we push the boundaries to develop and manage for the best residential experience possible

Gloria Salomon
CEO - Preston Group