Born on January 14, 1951, Lorne Leibel inherited the legacy of his father, Stanley, who had the foresight to buy 10,000 acres of land around Toronto in the 1950s and the 1960s. At an age when others with wealth would have been a part of the jet-set crowd, Leibel set out to form his company, Canada Homes, in 1975 and has since then built over 30,000 homes in and around Toronto.
Pursuit of perfection is apparently the backbone of Leibel’s life, and one can see him on construction sites in his pickup truck, constantly in touch with workers, subcontractors, and his employees. Lorne Leibel is the man behind some fabulous homes in Richmond Hill, Vaughn and Brampton, localities in Toronto, and the GTA. Just as he drives others at work, Leibel drives himself to achieve ever higher levels. Some might do it for fame; others, for money, driven by passion for recognition and accolades, but Lorne Leibel is a rare breed. He does it because he wants to.
Initially into sailboats and later into powerboat racing, where he won quite a few championships, Lorne Leibel racing man really flew when he was at the wheel of his Enzo Ferrari. That motorsport ran in his blood and racing was in his genes is amply demonstrated by this quote from him: “The Cobra was my dream car growing up and when you’re 16 and the car is unaffordable, it’s just a dream. When I was lucky enough to have some business suc¬cess, the first thing I did was run out and buy the Cobra. I bought that in 1979.” From 2006 onwards, he would be known as Lorne Leibel Ferrari man or Lorne Leibel racing man, taking part in racing events in the USA, Japan, China, Spain, and Italy in his Ferrari FXX bearing serial number ZFFHX62X000146359, of which there are only 30 in the world. Lorne Leibel Ferrari man is also the proud owner of the rare Enzo.
Pursuit of perfection is one thing; achieving it is another. Lorne Leibel is one of the rare individuals who has the advantage of a good start and made more than good use of it to achieve the rarefied heights of perfection in his chosen fields.