Our Story

Weaving an Empire out of Dreams


At age 22, Steve Gupta arrived in Canada with $ 108 in his pocket and a dream to build an empire.

Steve Gupta bought a highway car and truck stop and restaurant on highway 401 in Port Hope.
That small business is now a commercial complex comprised of: the 91 room Comfort Inn, Harvey's and Swiss Chalet and Canada's busiest Esso Service Centre
Spearheaded a joint venture to acquire approximately 5,726 apartment units of the Cadillac Fairview apartment unit package (10,931 units) from the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Steve Gupta found his first hotel rescue project - The Quality Inn in Peterborough.

That hotel was underperforming in the marketplace and was consistently losing money. During the first year of ownership, he put his personal touch throughout.
All of the rooms were refurbished and the common area improved - a money-losing hotel became profitable in that first year

December 2000
Honored with 2000 Pinnacle Award as "Hotel Company of The Year" by Hotelier Magazine

Voted the “Businessman of The Year”, by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
November 2002
Recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for community service on the Queen’s 50th Anniversary
Recipient of the Markham Board of Trade for the Award of Excellence in Business and Entrepreneurship
Recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award for Ontario – Real Estate and Hotels

The vision, passion and integrity that has driven us since the founding of our company continues to fuel the success of the Gupta Group today as we forge exciting new avenues to growth and profitability.

Under the Gupta Group banner, the company has built a diversified business portfolio spanning hotels, event venues, office condominiums and residential development – all united by dynamic leadership and a singular commitment to excellence.

Acquired 14 hotels with 1571 rooms across 2 provinces.
Hand holding Maple Leaf
Completion of Dundas Square Gardens, 49 stories and 1012 units
Rosedale Canopy
The Gupta Group has brought its vast experience in the hospitality industry to the condominium market.
Launched the Yonge City Square Project.
Perfectly Located,
Perfectly Connected,
Perfectly Designed.
Our next, exciting project.
Yonge City Square
While the company’s success is inextricably linked to the vision and leadership of its founder, Dr. Steve Gupta, the Gupta Group is much more than one individual. With an exceptionally skilled management team and more than 3,000 dedicated employees, the Gupta Group is a collective force in the industry and a true Canadian success story – one with many more chapters yet to be written.


"Whether it was introducing a new category of hotel offerings to the Canadian marketplace or bringing our unique hospitality experience to the residential condominium industry, our strength lies in seeing not just the opportunities before us, but how we can transform those opportunities into something greater."

Dr. Steve Gupta, OOnt Founder & Chairman of The Gupta Group