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Ted Davidson

B. Sc. (Arch) B. Arch.
DBA (Real Estate Development) OAA


Vice President






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*  recreational

*  research facilities

*  residential

*  institutional

*  educational

*  religious

*  theatre



Ted Davidson was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to Montreal, Quebec in 1952. Ted completed his studies at the McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) degree in 1970 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1972.


During his university years, Ted worked for the architectural office of Moshe Safdie. After graduation, he joined the firm of Greenspoon, Freedlander, Plachta and Kryton. During that period he worked on a number of regional shopping centers - a specialty of the firm. He later joined the Montreal practice of Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden, designing office buildings and residential projects. In 1975, he joined the firm of C.A.I.M., the construction management consultants to the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal. Ted became the Construction Manager for the Centre Etienne Desmarteau, an arena and gymnasium complex used for the Olympic basketball competition, and then re-configured as a community sports complex. After the successful completion of the Games, Ted moved to Toronto in 1977. He joined the practice of Dunlop, Farrow, Aitken where he was primarily involved in educational and residential projects. In 1978, he formed the practice of Theodore Davidson, Architect, designing community retail, industrial, and residential projects. In 1980, he joined the Corporate Architecture Department of Ontario Hydro and subsequently became head of architectural design and then Corporate Architect. Projects included the master plan for the Ontario Hydro Research Centre, and the design of the Level 3, radioactive capable, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, which was the recipient of a "Savings by Design" award for energy conservation design. As well, he designed a number of combined area office and service buildings, maintenance centres, and major urban infill transformer stations. In 1991, he was named Manager of Planning and Development, Corporate Real Estate, managing a CDN$4B portfolio of land and buldings. In addition to these duties, he was also named Project Manager for the 5000 Yonge Street project, a proposed CDN$500M commercial real estate development in joint venture with CIBC Development Corporation.


While at Ontario Hydro, Ted completed post graduate studies at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1992 with a Diploma in Business Administration (Real Estate Development) with honours, and receiving the General Proficiency Prize in Business Administration for highest standing in the program. In 1993, Ted formed Stratex International, real estate advisors and project managers. As principal, he provided services to Ontario Hydro in the re-negotiation of the 5000 Yonge Street development agreement. In 1995, he was retained to provide project management services to Western Ag Limited of Larnaca, Cyprus and Toronto, Ontario in setting up a joint venture company in Romania. Ted is fluent in Romanian and French. The major focus of the practice at the present time is the project monitoring of construction loans for various financial institutions. In addition to his real estate consulting activities, Ted became Vice President of DLIA in 1995 and has designed a number of commercial and interior design projects including the Avon Theatre Renewal in Stratford, Ontario, the Design Systems Corporate Head Office Building in Markham, Ontario and the Bosley Medical Institute in Toronto, Ontario.


He has been registered as a member of the Ontario Association of Architects since 1978, is a past Chair of the OAA Public Information Committee, past President of the Board of Directors of the C.M. Hincks Institute for Children's Mental Health and past member of the Board of Directors of the Factory Theatre, Toronto.


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