Building Great Communities


The Trust for Sustainable Development (the Trust) is a not-for-profit corporation that has a history of building sustainable communities throughout North America. The Trust has a signature process designed to get optimal results by assembling teams whose participants are renowned for their environmental and town planning expertise. Using leading-edge scientific, economic, social, cultural and financial analysis, the Trust is recognized as one of the world’s prominent leaders in sustainable community technology.

The Trust has planned, designed, financed and/or built highly successful projects ranging from brownfield redevelopment to sustainable new towns. Projects include:

  • The highly awarded Harbourside development consisting of two towers of luxury condominiums renowned for their extensive waterscaping, and the 132 room Coast Harbourside Hotel, complete with restaurants, health club, and the Harbourside Marina.
  • Coast Harbourside Hotel, built on derelict industrial land, revitalizing Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • The award-winning community of Civano in Tucson, Arizona, noted by New York Times as one of North America’s four most sustainable communities.
  • The highly awarded, mixed-use, sustainable development, Shoal Point. This landmark building sits prominently on a former brownfield site in Victoria, British Columbia’s Inner Harbour and was named Best Building in Canada on completion.
  • The master planning and development of the first neighbourhood of The Villages of Loreto Bay, a series of romantic, walkable villages on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur (South), Mexico. Loreto Bay has enjoyed international acclaim for creating a town that brings architectural beauty to a stunning natural setting in a way that enhances the land and its people.

The Trust has donated millions of dollars towards health, education, cultural and environmental initiatives in the communities in which it has undertaken development.