Montana Steele

Advertising exists at the intersection of art and commerce. Our campaigns engage some of the most talented photographers, painters, and street artists from around the world in collaborations that make every good idea even more beautiful.

Montana Steele

the art of
advertising

Duro the Third, Toronto Graffiti Legend

the art of
advertising

Melika Dez, Movement Photographer

the art of
advertising

Anthony Ricciardi, Visual Artist

the art of
advertising

Berndnaut Smilde, Cloud Artist

Montana Steele
Montana Steele
Montana Steele

Duro the Third

Toronto Graffiti Legend

Toronto-born artist, Arturo Parada, aka "Durothethird," is an international maestro of graffiti, best known for his dynamic compositions and exaggerated graphic style. His larger-than-life murals, for clients like Nike, Google, Red Bull, the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, can be seen as close to home as Scarborough and Toronto, and as far away as New York, Los Angeles, and Australia.

Duro worked with us on The Riv, creating a mural that highlighted neighbourhood spots like the waterfront, the Distillery District, and the Riverside Bridge, to foster a sense of pride in the community.

Melika Dez

Movement Photographer

Melika Dez has spent thousands of hours spent behind the lens, photographing ballerinas, circus performers, studio artists, and street dancers. Dez has an unrivalled talent for capturing the human body in movement. The Montréal-based photographer is constantly on the move herself, travelling around the globe to shoot for clients in fashion, culture, and the arts.

For 31 Parliament, Dez captured seven extraordinary dancers against a backdrop of green screens and downtown scenes, creating an homage to what can happen when passion drives performance.

Anthony Ricciardi

Visual Artist

Hearts are a recurring theme in the works of renowned, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based artist, Anthony Ricciardi, demonstrating that every project is truly a labour of love. With a client list that includes notable celebrities and big brands like Disney, Adidas, Coors Light, and L’Oreal, Ricciardi's art reaches the four corners of the globe. His collections have been showcased in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Sydney, Manchester, Montréal, and São Paulo.

Ricciardi's viscerally colourful style appeared in a series of murals at Liberty Market Tower, gracing the building’s living environments to reflect the creative spirit of the larger community.

Berndnaut Smilde

Cloud Artist

For over a decade, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has been creating and photographing hyper-realistic miniature cloud installations to much critical acclaim; his original photo of Nimbus resides at London’s Saatchi Gallery. In 2013, Harper’s Bazaar published ICONOCLOUDS, juxtaposing the artist’s signature cloudscapes with fashion luminaries Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace and Alber Elbaz. 

We tapped this international talent for Cielo Residences, where Smilde created an iconic cloud to represent "sky and heaven," the literal translation (and fitting representation) of Cielo.

Montana Steele
Montana Steele
Montana Steele

clients

AALTO Developments Almond Tree Alo Aloette Alterra Altree AMICO BGO Block Developments broccolini Cachet CF Capital Developments Centre Court Chestnut Hill CollecDev Daniels Delpark Homes Dream Dazz Fengate Fora Gala Graywood Great Gulf The Gupta Group Hi Rise Group Ink Jadco Kingdom Lanterra Liberty Lifetime Liuna Medallion Metropia Mezza Notte Minto Mirabelli New Horizon One Properties Parallax Phantom Pizza Nova Republic Remington The Ritz-Carlton Sequoia Shiplake Spotlight Sterling Streetcar SudGroup Topfar Via Cavour Trulife Tower Hill Westdale
Recent Awards

at the top of our game

Through more than 25 years building successful brands, we’ve also managed to build our own, and the industry has taken notice.

Awards Awards

2023 NAHB:

  • Best Website for a Builder : Alterra
  • Best Video : 50 Scollard (Lanterra)

2023 BILD:

  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign : Cielo (Collecdev)
  • High Rise Project of the Year : Cielo (Collecdev)
  • Best International Project of the Year : La Clara (Great Gulf)

2023 OHBA:

  • 2023 OHBA Best Low Rise Project Logo Branding

2022 Bild:

  • Best Overall Marketing : Kindred (Daniels)
  • Best Presentation Centre : Universal City East (Chestnut Hill)
  • Best High Rise Building Design : Cielo (Collecdev)

2022 Nationals:

  • Best Logo Design : Natasha (Lanterra)
  • Best Brochure (Community): Cielo (Collecdev)
  • Best Community Over 4 Stories : Cielo (Collecdev)
  • Best Email Marketing / Web Banners / Rich Media : the Goode (Graywood)
  • Best Brochure (Master Planned Community) : Union Village (Metropia and Minto)
  • Community of the Year (Master Planned) : Saville on the Roe (Block Developments)

2022 CHBA:

  • Best Digital Advertising Campaign: Collecdev

2021 Bild:

  • Best Paid Media Campaign : Nordic (Collecdev)

2021 Nationals:

  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign : Jac (Graywood)
  • Best Signage: JAC (Graywood)

2020 Bild:

  • Best Experiential Marketing - 11YV (Riocan, Metropia, Capital Developments)
  • Best Brochure - No. 31 (Lanterra)
  • Best Project Branding - No. 31 (Lanterra)
  • Best Advertising Campaign Paid Media - Great Gulf Whitby Meadows (Great Gulf)

2020 Nationals:

  • Multifamily Community of the Year - 11YV (Riocan, Metropia, Capital Developments)
  • Best Computer Generated Sales Tool - 11YV (Riocan, Metropia, Capital Developments)
  • Best Brochure - 11YV (Riocan, Metropia, Capital Developments)
  • Best Digital Marketing - Universal City (Chestnut Hill Developments)

2020 OHBA:

  • Project of the Year High-Rise: Nordic Condos (Collecdev)
  • Project of the Year Low-Rise: Union Village (Metropia, Minto)
  • Low Rise Project Sales Brochure = Union Village (Metropia, Minto)