Welcome To Woodsmith Construction
Where Your Dream Home Becomes A Reality.
A Focus On Older Homes
We Specialize in Revitalizing and Renovating Older Homes.
Stunning Designs and Exceptional Builds.
Located Near You
Located in Leslieville Serving Toronto's East End.
A Common Sense Approach
A Proven Process That is Both Accountable and Transparent.
Become Our Next Satisfied Customer
Experience Our Award Winning Customer Service Firsthand.

Today’s Home Renovation Reality: with the average age of a home in Toronto’s east end being almost 100 years, it’s no wonder most homeowners need some help with their homes. Woodsmith Construction is a home renovation and construction company dedicated to helping homeowners revitalize and rebuild their older homes. Located in the heart of Leslieville, we serve communities throughout Toronto’s east end and have been a trusted choice for homeowners since 2001.


How we can help:  whether it is a home renovation, home addition, or a completely new custom home, we have you covered. Our wealth of experience renovating older homes means we know what to expect and how to best deal with it—a true one-stop shop for all your home construction needs. This is not a dilutive approach, as our in-house design and building expertise allows us to provide a superior level of service that can not be gained otherwise. Our incredible team will guide you through the best options for you and your home with a straightforward, personable approach that always remains accountable and transparent. We make sure your hard-earned dollars are spent wisely, ensuring the best ROI possible.


How we work: we are a design-centric Design-and-Build company. This is not a cookie-cutter approach, as each home and home (owner) is unique and so requires an individual solution. We achieve those solutions by applying our high level of design acumen and construction knowledge to each of our projects. Our team skillfully integrates beautiful designs into successful builds, a feat that few companies can boast. Our professionalism and reliability ensure your project will arrive on time and within budget. Creating great homes and customer experiences is what we do best, so rest assured, you’re in good hands with Woodsmith Construction.


Let us help you make your dream home a reality!

A Trusted Choice Since 2001

Our Services

Custom Home Building Services

A Trusted Custom Home Builder in Toronto

Crafting Bespoke Homes Tailored to Your Dreams

In the dynamic landscape of Toronto, where every home tells a story, Woodsmith Construction stands out as a leading custom home builder dedicated to turning your visions into reality. Our approach to custom home building is centered around a deep understanding of our clients’ unique desires, offering a personalized experience from the ground up. With Woodsmith Construction, you embark on a bespoke journey to create not just a house but a home that reflects your personality, lifestyle, and aspirations.

The Woodsmith Difference: Bespoke Building with a Personal Touch

Tailoring Every Detail to Your Specifications

As Toronto’s trusted custom home builder, Woodsmith Construction prides itself on its meticulous attention to detail and its unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Our design and build process is inherently collaborative, ensuring that every element of your new home, from the foundational layout to the finishing touches, is customized to suit your exact preferences. Our expertise in navigating Toronto’s diverse architectural styles allows us to offer a range of options, from modern minimalistic designs to traditional and contemporary aesthetics.

A Seamless Process from Concept to Completion

The journey of building a custom home with Woodsmith Construction is seamless and transparent. It begins with an in-depth consultation where we listen to your ideas and aspirations. Following this, our team of expert designers and architects drafts a blueprint that encapsulates your vision, which our skilled builders bring to life using the finest materials and techniques. Throughout this process, we ensure open communication and provide updates to keep you informed and engaged at every step.

Empowering Your Vision with Expertise and Innovation

Collaborative Design and Build Approach

Our integrated design and build approach sets us apart as a custom home builder in Toronto. By housing both design and construction teams under one roof, we offer a cohesive and efficient process that not only saves time but also ensures that the design vision is perfectly aligned with the construction execution. This synergy allows for a flexible and responsive building process, accommodating changes and ensuring that the final product exceeds your expectations.

Committed to Sustainability and Efficiency

In today’s world, building sustainable and energy-efficient homes is more important than ever. Woodsmith Construction is committed to incorporating green building practices and materials, ensuring that your custom home is not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly and cost-effective to maintain. From energy-efficient appliances and systems to sustainable materials, we design homes that are as kind to the planet as they are comfortable for you and your family.

Why Woodsmith Construction is Your Ideal Custom Home Builder in Toronto

Choosing Woodsmith Construction means partnering with a team that is as passionate about building your dream home as you are. Our commitment to excellence, personalized service, and unparalleled craftsmanship makes us the go-to custom home builder in Toronto for those looking to create a truly bespoke living experience. Let us help you bring your dream home to life, reflecting your style, meeting your needs, and enhancing your life.

New Custom Homes

Masterfully constructing unique, sustainable custom homes in Toronto's East End, blending expertise with innovation to make your dream home a reality

Custom Home Service

At Woodsmith Construction, our new custom home building service is where your unique vision becomes a stunning reality. Specializing in Toronto's East End, we expertly craft homes that blend innovative design with functional elegance
Custom Homes Services

Full Home Renovations

Choose Woodsmith Construction for your full home renovation, where we blend sustainability with innovation to create a home that's not just rebuilt, but reimagined.

Full Home Renovation Services

Let us transform your existing home into a space that feels entirely new, all while respecting its history and reducing environmental impact.
Full Home Renovation Services

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Transforming Toronto Homes with Best in Class Renovation Services

Excellence in Home Renovations Toronto

In the bustling city of Toronto, where every home has a story, Woodsmith Construction is dedicated to transforming those stories with bespoke renovation services. Our expertise in custom home renovations across Toronto ensures that whether you’re updating a historic gem or modernizing a contemporary residence, your project is handled with the utmost care, precision, and personalized attention.

The Woodsmith Approach: Tailored Renovations for Every Home

Custom Solutions for Unique Spaces

As Toronto’s trusted partner in home renovations, we understand that each home, like its owner, is unique. That’s why we offer tailored renovation services designed to meet the specific needs and aspirations of Toronto homeowners. From kitchen remodels and bathroom overhauls to full home transformations, our team brings your vision to life with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

Seamless Process, From Design to Completion

Our process is designed to be as transparent and stress-free as possible. Beginning with a detailed consultation, we listen to your ideas and goals for your space. Our designers then work to create a plan that aligns with your vision, while our skilled craftsmen ensure the renovation is completed to the highest standards. Throughout the entire project, we maintain open lines of communication, ensuring you’re informed and involved at every step.

Commitment to Excellence and Customer Satisfaction

A Partner You Can Trust

Woodsmith Construction’s reputation as a leader in home renovations in Toronto is built on a foundation of trust, excellence, and customer satisfaction. We’re committed to not just meeting but exceeding your expectations, ensuring that the end result is a space that you love. Our dedication to quality and detail has made us the go-to choice for homeowners looking for reliable and exceptional home renovation services in Toronto.

Why Choose Woodsmith Construction for Your Toronto Home Renovation?

Choosing Woodsmith Construction means partnering with a team that is as invested in the success of your renovation project as you are. With years of experience, a passion for design and craftsmanship, and a commitment to personalized service, we’re here to transform your home into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Experience the difference of working with Toronto’s premier home renovation experts.

Home Renovation Services

Home Additions

We specialize in creating thoughtfully designed and well built home additions.

Home Addition Services

Whether it is a third floor primary bedroom suite or a rear bump out. Our teams expertise ensures the best fit for your home.
Home Addition Services

Home Renovations

Our home renovation services are second to none. We pride ourselves on transforming older homes into dream homes

Home Renovation Services

Let our team help guide you through all the various home renovation options. We have the you covered from design right through to the finished build. Providing you with the right information to make the best possible choices.
Home Renovation Services

Exterior Facelifts

Sometimes your home's exterior needs a little refresh. We offer a wide array of exterior renovation services to help do just that.

Exterior Renovation Services

Our years of experience in dealing with older homes allows us to provide some great options that look stunning and stand the test of time.
Exterior Facelift Services

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Design+Build Services

Premier Design Build Services in Toronto

Revolutionizing Home Renovation and Construction

In the bustling heart of Toronto, where innovation meets tradition, Woodsmith Construction leads the way in providing integrated design build services. Our approach simplifies the renovation and construction process, combining expert design and skilled construction under one unified team. This holistic method ensures a seamless, efficient, and cohesive project from initial concept to final completion, tailored to meet the unique needs and visions of Toronto homeowners.

The Woodsmith Advantage: Integrated Design Build Solutions

Unifying Design and Construction for Seamless Execution

Our design-build model in Toronto is centered around a synergistic collaboration between designers and builders. By managing both design and construction, we eliminate the common disconnects that can occur when using separate entities. This integration not only streamlines the entire project but also enhances communication, reduces timelines, and optimizes budgets, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process for our clients.

Tailored Design Solutions for Every Lifestyle

At Woodsmith Construction, we believe that every home should reflect the individuality of its owners. Our design team works closely with you to understand your needs, preferences, and lifestyle, translating these insights into custom design solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Whether you’re looking to update a historic property or construct a modern residence, our bespoke design services bring your vision to life with precision and creativity.

The Process: From Concept to Completion

Collaborative Planning and Design

The journey begins with an in-depth consultation to capture your vision and goals. Our designers then develop detailed plans, incorporating your feedback every step of the way, to ensure the final design aligns perfectly with your aspirations.

Expert Construction and Project Management

With the design set, our skilled construction team takes over, bringing the plans to life with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. Throughout the construction phase, our project managers keep you informed and involved, guaranteeing that the project progresses smoothly, on schedule, and within budget.

Why Choose Woodsmith Construction for Your Design Build Project in Toronto?

Choosing Woodsmith Construction means entrusting your home to a team that values innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction above all. Our integrated design build approach in Toronto not only delivers superior results but also provides a more enjoyable and engaging experience for homeowners. With a proven track record of successful projects and a deep commitment to excellence, Woodsmith Construction is your ideal partner for transforming your home into a masterpiece of design and functionality.


An exceptional in-house design team ready to help you with all your home design and permitting needs.

Design Services

Our design and permitting services are all done in-house by our incredible team of BCIN-registered designers. As a result, we provide exceptional designs accountable to real-world budgets.
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Let our highly skilled build team make your home into the dream home you always wanted.

Build Services

From large to small, our team can tackle any sized home renovation project. Check out all of the renovation services we have available. We are here to help make your home a better one.
Build Services

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Our Construction Process

At Woodsmith Construction, our construction process is designed to ensure the successful completion of your home renovation or new custom home.

Our process encompasses three key stages: project planning, project development, and project management. In the project planning phase, we work closely with you to understand your goals, assess the unique requirements of your older home, and develop a detailed plan that aligns with your vision. During the project development stage, our experienced team refines designs, obtains necessary permits, and finalizes construction schedules and budgets. Finally, in the project management phase, we oversee every aspect of the construction process, maintaining open communication, ensuring quality control, and adhering to established timelines and budgets.

Our comprehensive construction process, tailored to renovating older homes in Toronto’s East End, guarantees a seamless renovation experience and a beautifully transformed home.

Common Questions

You can start the process by booking an initial project review meeting. Once we have thoroughly reviewed your project, we will provide an initial cost projection. 

All of our budgeting and scheduling are tied to each other in our project management software. A detailed budget is provided before construction ever begins. All budget line items are used as scheduling items to make things easy to understand. This way, you know what is supposed to be done and how much it should cost.   

Communication is very consistent throughout our design and build process. There are regular weekly progress updates in the form of job logs and cost breakdowns. There are also biweekly project meetings. Beyond that, any questions raised are answered by the end of the next business day or sooner. 

We have a detailed warranty package we provide to all of our clients. Depending on what it is, the time frame can range from 2 to 5 years. Rest assured that no matter the problem or how long it has been since we did the project, we are always happy to help resolve it. 

Yes, we are licensed BCIN designers and Renovators in Toronto. We carry 5mil in liability insurance and are covered by WSIB.

We specialize in older Toronto homes and have done so all our time in business. We enjoy making older homes new again. 

We have been in business since 2001 but also have a team with a lifetime of experience designing and building homes in Toronto.

We have a great process that starts with initial project planning and design. Which helps our builds project management run smoothly. A single point of contact from start to finish is the key to a successful project.  If you want more info, please see our process section to see how everything works together.

Award Winning Customer Service

Matthew Bernstein
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"We had a great experience working with Chris at Woodsmith Construction. He is honest, transparent, realistic, easy to get in touch with and makes himself available to his clients whenever they need him. I would gladly recommend Woodsmith Construction to anyone doing a renovation as Chris made a complicated process a positive experience."
Natalie Zawadowsky
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“Woodsmith Construction Inc. recently completed a full-home renovation on our place, including underpinning and adding a third floor. We couldn’t be happier with the results and the level of service that we received from Chris and his entire team. Chris is an absolute professional who is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated to his craft and was exceptionally responsive at all points in the project to all of our questions and concerns. For us, this timely communication provided a level of comfort and assurance – I cannot imagine doing a project of this scale without it! During the project, the worksite was kept so clean – our neighbours consistently commented on how great and respectful the team was. We were able to complete a huge project with very little tension and to me, that speaks volumes about the manner in which the project was carried out. In terms of the results, we are thrilled. The workmanship, detail and solid construction of our home are all that we hoped for. This workmanship and level of service continued through the final stages of the project, when we were completing the finishing touches. Chris ensured that every small detail was arranged for and completed. Obviously, we highly recommend Woodsmith Construction and are grateful to Chris and his team for the amazing work, professionalism and service they provided.”
Dave Ducan
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“The Woodsmith team did a phenomenal job of rebuilding our house to match our dream on-time and within our budget. Chris (the owner) was always accessible, open to ideas and patient with questions. This made all the difference for us. He understands that a job of this scale is something that an owner will likely only do once, and he offered great advice and put all our fears at ease. We constantly knew exactly how we were tracking to our budget (to the dollar) and our job site was clean and orderly at all times (which our neighbours very much appreciated). We were nervous about our year-long adventure in renos (we’ve all heard horror stories), but Chris helped us spread out decisions over time and provided clear options for any challenges his team encountered, making that year a surprisingly pleasant one. All of the work was top-quality and has garnered unsolicited positive comments from anyone who sees our home (including other contractors working in our neighbourhood). I have no problem recommending Woodsmith; you will be in very good hands.”
Lynn Egan
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"We were very pleased with the results of our renovation project completed by Chris and his team at Woodsmith Construction. As well as a great end-product, Chris provided excellent customer communication services throughout the whole process that were greatly appreciated! We would have no hesitation in recommending Woodsmith Construction and in fact have already booked them for a second project."
Christina Mah Darcy
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"Woodsmith construction just completed a gut job and garage addition for my husband and I and it was the best experience I could have hoped for especially given all the renovation horror stories we have heard. They were so professional, helpful, diligent and responsive and the quality of the renovation was first class. I would recommend anyone to hire Woodsmith construction for all their needs whether it is a renovation or a new build. We could not be happier with the outcome and our newly renovated home"

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