THREE GENERATIONS AND STRONGER THAN EVER
TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU BUY OR SELL REAL ESTATE
Spanning three generations, Royal LePage Signature Realty has made it’s mark by elevating the standards in Toronto real estate. Today, Chris and Jeff Slightham proudly carry on the vision and tradition established by their father and grandfather before them.
More than 40 years ago, Gord Slightham, a successful home builder by trade, had a vision to build a different kind of real estate company. Along with his son Ted, Gord opened the doors to Slightham Real Estate in 1965. While the name has changed, Gord and Ted’s vision remains as clear as ever: to create An Exceptional Experience for its real estate clients.
A Symbol of Professionalism
Over three generations, this vision continues to grow, and today, under the progressive leadership of Gord’s grandsons, Chris and Jeff Slightham, the organisation has crystallized into a symbol of professionalism and pride. As a result, Royal LePage Signature Realty is not only recognized as a leader in greater Toronto, but is proud to be the single largest Royal LePage office in all of Canada.
Raising the Bar
The company is home to more than 250 of the brightest professionals in Toronto area real estate, yet it is still rooted in the core family values of its founders. Integrity, commitment and dedication to the company, clients and each other are the cornerstones of the way they conduct business. “Our people,” says co-owner Chris Slightham, “are the best of the best. They are passionate to help others make the most of their real estate investment.”
An Exceptional Experience
When you align with a Royal LePage Signature sales associate, what can you expect? Someone who is responsive, market savvy, innovative, technology driven and conscientious. A true professional providing An Exceptional Experience.
Royal LePage Kingsbury Realty,, Brokerage was founded by David Hume and Kelly Ticknor as a full service real estate brokerage. Since then, the company has grown to over 120 sales representatives and 14 support staff, making it one of the largest in Canada by numbers and production. Royal LePage Kingsbury consistently ranks as one of the top brokerages in Canada.
Royal LePage Kingsbury Realty is also very active in the community. Our Easter Seals “Swinging for Kids” charity golf tournaments have raised over $100,000.00 for this charity.
Business partnerships are also an important part of Royal LePage Kingsbury Realty. Through our cooperative agreements with other companies in related industries, Royal LePage Kingsbury agents can offer their clients programs not offered at other real estate brokerages. The Brick and AMJ Campbell Movers are some of the partners Royal LePage Kingsbury has that offer our customers deep discounts on merchandise and services.
During the 1990’s, Royal LePage Kingsbury Realty expanded the idea of full service real estate to include ancillary services to the agents and their clients. These “in-house” programs include The Mortgage Centre, Website Design, Technology Department and a full service Marketing Department.
Royal LePage Kingsbury Realty is committed to being on the leading edge of information technology. State of the art computers and printers, cutting edge software and the fastest, most reliable internet access offered by any real estate company have been installed and upgraded with each new technological development.
The strength of Royal Lepage Kingsbury Realty is its people. When you choose us as your partner in your real estate career, you are joining a team of professional managers, agents and service staff dedicated to helping each agent reach their goals and attain the highest level of success possible.
The early years
1913 – Albert LePage founds A.E. LePage, and is the first Realtor in Canada to make a full-time business of selling homes. His staunch belief in personal service and commitment to innovation will transform the way real estate is sold.
1920 – Albert LePage helps establish the Toronto Real Estate Board to set professional standards in the industry.
1922 – Albert LePage helps found the Ontario Real Estate Association to organize real estate activities across the province, promote higher industry standards, protect the public from unscrupulous salespeople, and preserve property rights.
1940 – Albert LePage creates one of Toronto’s first subdivisions, dividing Lady Eaton’s Ardwold Gate Estate (near Toronto’s historic Casa Loma) into 30 lots.
1953 – Albert LePage retires, selling 80% of the company to his nephew, Jim Collett, and to his colleagues Brian McGee and Ron Sanderson.
Growth and expansion
1957 – President Gordon Gray orchestrates one of the most complex real estate deals to date, assembling land for the construction of the $125 million Toronto Dominion Centre. Buoyed by its success, A.E. LePage expands strongly into commercial real estate (operating today as Cushman & Wakefield LePage).
1964 – A.E. LePage offers a new service to help companies across Canada with employee relocations. (The service now operates under Royal LePage Relocation Services.)
The 1970s – A.E. LePage becomes a national real estate company, acquiring smaller companies across Canada and adding new services. It launches its first national advertising program, the Carriage Trade luxury properties program, the Town and Country Catalogue, and the quarterly Survey of Canadian House Prices. The company enters the United States marketplace with the acquisition of 20% of Coldwell Banker.
1984 – A.E. LePage merges with the real estate arm of Royal Trust to form Royal LePage, making it the largest real estate brokerage company in the country.
1987 – Royal LePage becomes a publicly traded company with the majority owner, Trilon Financial Corporation, holding 54% of the stock.
1994 – Royal LePage offers a franchise system, and rapidly grows its network by attracting leading independent brokerages and those from competing brands, including Johnston & Daniel.
1995 – Royal LePage launches www.royallepage.ca, “Canada’s Real Estate Portal,” which is one of the most popular real estate sites on the Internet.
1997 – Royal LePage further expands its network across Canada by acquiring Realty World Services, a national network of over 2,500 Realtors.
1998 – Royal LePage launches the Shelter Foundation, providing financial support to local shelters and offering education on violence prevention.
1999 – Royal LePage becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Brascan Corporation.
2003 – The Royal LePage Franchise Services Fund is listed on the TSE. Royal LePage acquires Groupe Trans-Action, a Quebec realty firm with over 80 offices.
2006 – Our network of Realtors climbs to over 11,800. More and more franchisees and Realtors continue to join the network.