Meet the EvaLanes Team


Emmanuel Belliveau | CEO, Product & Design

For over 15 years Emmanuel Belliveau has been designing everything from leather goods, to jewelry, to furniture and most notably, homes. Emmanuel is from New Brunswick. He began his design career in Vancouver at FNDA Architecture and now calls Toronto home. Since the premier of My Parents House on HGTV in 2005, Emmanuel has shared his creative and fun spirit on Discovery Channel's World's Greenest Homes, numerous guest spots on TV in between and most recently, a role on Save our Shelter on The CW in LA. Always up for adventure, Emmanuel traveled several times to Uganda to design and develop a wellness center in Uganda for women and children.

Recent changes in the Toronto City bylaws surrounding laneway housing sparked his interest as it is as a huge opportunity given Toronto's housing vacancy situation. He founded Eva Lanes (Eva, is short for Evangeline, his mother - she always wanted to get into real estate) as a full service real estate development product for those seeking an easy way to assess, permit, design, and build their own laneway suite.


Chris Loftus | Builder

Chris received his Master of Architecture from UBC in 1999. Since that time he has been working in construction as both a designer and a builder.

The company he founded in 1999, Method Homes, currently boasts a staff of 25 craftsmen, project managers and administrators. Focussing on residential construction in the core of Toronto, the company handles large and complex renovations and new home construction.

Chris’ interest in applying best practices in residential construction to high end design has cemented the reputation of Method Homes within the Toronto design community as a first tier builder with an eye for detail and quality.

Method Homes brings its broad experience with Toronto residential construction as a Renomark Certified builder to the Eva Lanes team as the lead builder partner.

Simon West EvaLanes

Simon West | Architecture

Starting in Italy, Architect Simon West has over 20 years experience, working in Miami, Shanghai, and Toronto. He is the principle architect of over 100 homes on TV’s Love it or List it and Income Properties.

David Benson EvaLanes

David Benson | Interior Millwork

David's 14 year career started at The Woodworking Center of Ontario, one of the top schools in the world located in the city of Kitchener. Shortly after graduation he set down roots in Toronto and began collaborating with the design community.

His company Grown Design focuses on custom millwork, furniture and casework. They work business to business with many of Toronto's great designers and builders. You'll find Grown's work in places like the Shangri La, Google offices, OLG, Wilbur Mexicana and private residences across the city of Toronto. And now, David is the lead millwork consultant and manufacturer to Evalanes.


Chris Bilz BSc. Eng, PFP, CFP, ChFP | CFO & Financial Strategist

Chris Bilz is an International speaker, Real Estate expert ,Wealth Coach and Author of the published book, “The Dream Makers, People who influence others”. Chris brings 30 plus years of expertise in the Canadian and U.S. Real Estate markets and began helping others create wealth in this same field. With passion, high energy and integrity he delivers cutting edge content to audiences around the world. Lately, he believes that the Laneway home maybe one of the best opportunities for Canadians to enjoy forced appreciation on their current homes, while creating strong consistent cash flow for the future. With all his business ventures, he believes it is mindset that matters the most and has been spending some time researching and understanding the human mind, finding that if we could just get out of our own way, we could truly find the riches in our soul and uncover our true destiny.

Design Collaborations


Elisa Salvatore & Rafael Maggi | LOVEFORM MILAN

LOVE FORM is an Italian architectural and interior design studio borne to meet the needs of the growing market demand in the area of small space luxury living. 

We offer European design-focused solutions for urban city dwellers seeking to maximize their square footage and add flair & character to their projects.

Based out of Milan, the studio works with builders to realize and execute projects locally. Designed in Italy – Constructed in Canada

We draw from 40+ years of global industry experience in the luxury sector, and provide bespoke architectural services to developers, design firms, and individuals that seek to add aesthetic FORM + FUNCTION to their properties.

LOVE FORM is excited to support EVALANES at the Toronto Fall Home show to help showcase the tremendous opportunity that exists with laneway design.

 Our shared purpose is to build functional spaces to help people improve their quality of life, maximize precious space, and incorporate forward-thinking design into the streetscape of the future.

Together, we are proud to explore ways to solve Toronto’s affordability crisis; add value to your existing property, and bridge the gap for millennials or downsizers with design so smart it doesn’t feel small.



James Loppie | Creative Director & Design Manager for -CAO dezign workz inc.

His experience is vast to say the least in many aspects of the materials like wood, plastic, metal and glass. Also has lighting design and manufacturing knowledge.

35 Years Experience Retail & Commercial /Residential Interiors & Design Detailing & Material Research

25 Years Experience Account Management & Sales Manager

15 Years Experience Project Management Retail Millwork & Estimation Manager

His expertise was greatly appreciated on the EvaLanes display at the Fall Home Show 2019.