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Our Story

1913

A.E. LePage established his real estate company ‘A.E. LePage – The Bungalow Specialist’ on July 2, 1913.

1918

The A.E. LePage company enters the home construction business, building hundreds of homes in the west and north areas of Toronto.

1920

A.E. LePage, with an eye to establishing codes of ethical practice for the industry, was instrumental in the founding of the Toronto Real Estate Board.

1922

In a move to garner headlines, A.E. LePage builds a house in a day. Footage of the event was taken by Associate Screen News and shown in movie theatres across North America.

1923

Still keen to generate press coverage, A.E. LePage builds a fireproof home. The event was widely covered by the daily newspapers of the time.

1953

Following A.E. LePage’s retirement in 1953 the company, under new ownership, assembled 800 hectares of farmland, creating North America’s first planned development, in the town of Don Mills in Ontario.

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1950

 

The A.E. LePage company corners 80 per cent of the Toronto office leasing market.

1964

A.E. LePage offers a new service to help companies across Canada with employee relocations. (The service now operates under Brookfield Global Relocation Services.)

1960

 

The A.E. LePage company plays a pivotal role in the land assembly and office leasing of the Toronto-Dominion Centre, the largest project of its time within the British Commonwealth.

1970

 

A.E. LePage rapidly expands its residential business through more than 140 acquisitions across Canada.

1974

The Survey of Canadian House Prices, later known as the Royal LePage House Price Survey, is launched. The quarterly report is relied upon by financial, government and academic organizations and serves to establish Royal LePage as the voice of Canadian real estate.

1984

A.E. LePage and Royal Trust merge creating the country’s leading diversified real estate services organization. The new company is named Royal LePage.

1987

Royal LePage becomes a publicly-traded company, trading on the Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal stock exchanges.

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 first national Real Estate portal. The site becomes one of the most popular real estate Web sites in Canada.

1997

Realty World™ acquisition raises the company’s agent count to 7,200 agents from 5,500. By 2001, all Realty World™ offices had converted to Royal LePage.

1998

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation launched, creating the only corporately-branded charity within the Canadian real estate industry.

2000

Royal LePage is Canada’s first national real estate company to offer property search and neighbourhood information via interactive mapping technology.

2003

Royal LePage Franchise Services Fund listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Royal LePage enters a phase of unprecedented growth, reaching 10,000 agents across Canada.

2003

Royal LePage acquires Groupe Trans-Action, a Montreal-based real estate franchisor with more than 80 locations across Quebec.

2011

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation reaches a milestone, raising a record $2 million in one year (2011). Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised over $14 million and is now the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.

2012

Royal LePage grows to 14,000 REALTORS®, in 600 offices across Canada and re-launches its commercial brand.

2013

Royal LePage marks its 100th year. The official 100-year anniversary is July 2, 2013. To commemorate Royal LePage’s 100-years, it has launched the 100 Years of Helping You Home campaign. A series of celebrations and special initiatives are planned in 2013.