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A custom-built open-source system is the most valuable marketing tool you can invest in for your business. Our web design company has 20 years of experience crafting award-winning websites that turn visitors into customers.

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Custom website development in Toronto.

To achieve successful web development in Toronto, we focus on creating highly functional websites that deliver success for our clients.

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Web Design Toronto

Engaging hand-made web design that powers our online marketing strategies for every small business’ and enterprise-level corporation.

WordPress Development

Our custom WordPress developers have built twenty years of experience working with clients of all shapes and sizes to provide creative WordPress websites that convert users into customers.

Web Development

Since 2003 our professional Toronto web developers have provided highly functional web solutions that help our clients meet their marketing goals and grow their business.

eCommerce Development

Expanding your business reach online offers many rewarding opportunities for business growth. Our custom e-commerce development focuses on WordPress sites powered by WooCommerce.

Conversion Rate Optimization

We design and build custom websites that convert web traffic into qualified leads and work with your marketing team to continually refine and improve conversion rate optimization over time.

Search Engine Optimization

Paired with our custom website design and development services, our expert search engine optimization will ensure your website will perform at its best in search engine page results.

Web designers in Toronto since 2003.

Twenty years ago Jay Eckert created a small website development agency in Toronto, Ontario. Over the last two decades, Jay has grown his boutique web design company into Parachute Design Group Inc., specializing in custom WordPress development, e-commerce development and various other open-source web solutions.

Parachute Design Group Inc. has enjoyed many successful partnerships working alongside many exciting brands in Toronto and across North America in virtually every industry and niche imaginable.

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“We researched several prominent design firms for our new web design – Parachute was the natural choice. A super talented bunch, fast and a pleasure to work with!”

Shauna Mercy,Marketing Manager, integrate AI

“It was critical for our website to serve as a foundation for our growing brand and Parachute guided us through the web design process to create a beautiful site on time and on budget.”

Timothy Jones,General Manager, Boomerang Health powered by SickKids

“Parachute is a real pleasure to work with, and they’re always able to make magic happen! I’d recommend their work to anyone looking for a reliable web design team with a creative eye.”

Danielle Sanford,Digital Media Manager, The JUNO Awards

“Parachute is hands down the best web design agency I’ve worked with. Enormously thorough and attentive, incredible at managing the complex details. Everyone is just ON IT!”

Elizabeth Lista,Communications Director, MD Beauty Clinic

“Parachute took the lead and made time to explain and explore with us to ensure our team was on board with all ideas put forward for approval. I would highly recommend Parachute!”

Elizabeth Lachowski,Manager Communications & Business Transformation

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Let our web developers transform your digital marketing into the driving force behind your online business. Contact us today for a quote and to learn more about how we can help your business grow.

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Web Development in Toronto

Web development is a very diverse service that is in a constant state of evolution. Web design and development methods change from company to company and even between individual website developers within the same agency. There are many ways to achieve the same goal, and some methods are more effective than others. Some website development strategies favour search engine optimization over web design and digital marketing, while others may focus more on functionality and performance. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to successful web design services and how we can increase your web traffic.


The JUNO Awards

Go backstage with our Toronto web design agency for an all-access pass to our website design overhaul and strategic planning behind the new JUNO Awards website.

  • UX Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Website Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
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How to Choose a Toronto Web Development Company

There is no magic bullet or one-size-fits-all approach to choosing the best web development company for your business’s new web design. Whether you’re looking for a small website to start your new business or custom e-commerce development for a new online store, when you decide you’re ready to hire a website design agency for your small business, we highly recommend making a list of goals that you wish to achieve with a new web design.

Then it’s important to call or email all the web development companies you’re interested in working with and request an introductory web design consultation. Be prepared with a list of questions before each meeting to ensure you can ask the questions that matter most so that you can get a true sense of how each web developer can help you achieve your business goals. Will you focus on engaging new web design, content management systems, and social media integrations or perhaps rely more on search engine optimization services to grow your business? These are the fundamental questions you need to ask each company you speak with to help determine which Toronto website development company is best matched with your business.

Once you’ve shared your project goals with each firm, ask them about their web design services and what their web development process includes. How do they take your goals from the proposal through website deployment? Will you be assigned a dedicated website designer and a web developer? Will all the copyright assignments for the work they create for your business be transferred to your business? Will they be able to help set up or brand your social media profiles that will help drive traffic to your new website?

Our website development company in Toronto, Canada, is unique in that our team is evenly split between creative web designers and developers. We offer a full-service digital marketing suite to our clients, starting with web design strategy, keyword research and search engine optimization services designed for business growth. Our talented WordPress developers‘ role is to take this digital marketing and weave it into a beautiful website for your business.

Whether you need help with your B2C website design or help refining a web design for professional service providers such as a law firm or accounting firm, we have the experience to check all the boxes and guide you through the web design project.

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Go RVing Canada

Turning digital marketing on its head with a reimagined web design and user experience to improve user engagement and deliver on KPI’s for stakeholders.

  • Digital Branding
  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Interactive Tool Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
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Choosing a Web Development Platform

An experienced team of web developers in Toronto will be willing to listen to the needs of your business and help you put a plan in place to meet your goals. One of the most essential steps in achieving success with your new web design is choosing the right platform on which the website will be developed. Most business websites now feature a content management system on the back end to allow the website owner to update and manage their web content quickly and digital marketing, whether it be focussed on lead generation or e-commerce.

There are many Toronto web development companies around, but few boast the skillset to handcraft a custom web design that is woven together with hand-crafted web development based on the latest search engine optimization techniques. Creating open-source web development solutions is the foundation of our business, and the very nature of open software adheres to one of the core beliefs shared within our web design company. That is the idea of sharing knowledge and working together with our clients to create new and innovative website solutions.

Contrary to proprietary or ‘closed source’ solutions like Shopify, where code and applications are fixed and controlled by the developer, which usually incurs ongoing fees or licensing, open-source web development is shared amongst the global community. It’s free for the most part, and everyone in the world has the ability to add to the growing codebase of any open-source web application and to work together to improve the software and create a better web. We strongly believe that the act of sharing web development knowledge throughout the global community will help us all advance and prosper.

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An engaging new website design powered by a custom WordPress CMS to support the rebranding of industry leaders in experience design.

  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
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Web Development in Toronto

WordPress Development

Many of our clients search web design Toronto on Google and land on our highly optimized website, which is a testament to our expert SEO services. The vast majority of these engagements with our team result in custom website design built on the most popular content management system in the world, WordPress. Powering one-third of all websites around the globe, WordPress cannot be beaten in our eyes when it comes to the platform’s ability to be customized and tailored to meet virtually any business or marketing need, whether it’s e-commerce development, lead generation forms or blog.

WordPress is supported and advanced by website developers all over the world that continue to take this platform to new heights making it more flexible and powerful with each keystroke. WordPress is so highly customizable, in fact, that it is perfectly capable of running your neighbour’s parenting blog and enterprise-level websites, driving millions of page views every year. 90% of the web development in Toronto, Canada, that we do is custom WordPress.

We’ve won awards for best web design company in Toronto since 2016 relying on our expertise.

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Coke Canada

Helping one of the most beloved beverage brands navigate a digital identity overhaul with a powerful new custom WordPress website.

  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Multi-language WebDevelopment
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
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WooCommerce Development

In most cases where eCommerce is required our website design agency in Toronto focuses on creating highly customized design solutions for service providers within the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress. This integration allows our team to handcraft the entire online shopping experience for our client’s business as well as to engineer a very easy-to-use backend content management system that makes day-to-day website management simple for the web admin. We also offer post-launch CMS and search engine optimization best practices training to our clients.

In some cases, our clients’ marketing strategy or intended functionality for their e-commerce website requires even more robust technology that would be better handled by an enterprise-level online commerce platform like Magento. However, in recent years WooCommerce has made such significant strides in advancing its platform that website design companies in Canada are now able to create enterprise-level online shops within WooCommerce to meet expectations across all brands and businesses.

Magento Development

In cases where a truly exclusive custom eCommerce website design is necessary, we turn to Magento. Much like WordPress, Magento is a highly customizable and powerful content management system used by web design and development agencies in Toronto, Canada and around the world. An endless supply of e-commerce focused plugins and extensions are available to serve as add-ons when building responsive digital shopping experiences. This platform is geared for scenarios that focus solely on eCommerce with more robust internet shopping features right “out of the box.” As noted earlier, with the most recent advances made by WooCommerce, the need for a digital agency to use Magento to build and deploy online shops in the market is much less a technical requirement and now more so based on preference by the design team.

Shopify Development

Shopify is an amazing platform that can be set up and scaled with great ease by website developers or business owners with minimal technical knowledge. They have a native mobile app dedicated to making website management simple and easy for business owners and team members that allows for updates and sales tracking on the go. Shopify is a great platform for startups and small businesses to use when getting their new business or product to market quickly and cost-effectively. However, due to the closed-source nature of the platform and its limitations with customization, our Toronto web design company does not offer Shopify development at this time but may consider adding that to our web development services at some point. We invite you to read our in-depth article WooCommerce vs Shopify, to help figure out which eCommerce platform is the best fit for your business.

If you’re unsure, speak to our web design firm and learn more about each platform’s capabilities.

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Crestview Strategy

Crafting a custom WordPress website design for a growing public relations agency with a global reach.

  • Brand Refresh
  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Custom Animation
  • Accessibility Compliance
  • Search Engine Optimization
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Hand-crafted Website Development

In some cases, after reviewing our clients’ unique project goals and requirements, we may suggest a fully custom open-source website solution in order to avoid the overuse of plugins to achieve complex functionality. Depending on the industry and intended use for the website, this method of web development can offer benefits as monthly website maintenance costs tends to be lower than a common CMS. Our web development agency has created custom website backends in cases where an LMS (learning management system) is required for private training or educational websites.

These scenarios require a much deeper review of the information available from our client to understand the projects and make sure the UX UI strategy matches the functional requirements. Usually, the same can be achieved with WordPress but would require the use of too many plugins and require a very aggressive monthly maintenance plan. Building a fully custom website backend requires a more significant initial budget but pays dividends long term as upkeep cost is generally very low for service providers.

In other cases, our client’s project budget and vision may dictate our firm’s website development strategy. The best part of relying on open-source web development for all of our websites is that they can be developed quickly and are created friendly enough that our clients are not dependent solely on our services to manage their websites going forward if they choose to take maintenance in-house after the website is deployed.

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MCAN Financial

A new, hand-crafted WordPress website platform design for one of Canada’s leading Mortgage Investment Corporations as they continue to refine their brand and reach new audiences.

  • Digital Branding
  • UX (User Experience) Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Art Direction & Consulting
  • Custom WordPress Development
  • Systems Integration
  • Broker Locator Development
  • Private Portal Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
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Contact The Top Web Developers in Toronto

To learn more about our professional web development in Toronto, please contact us at our office phone number 416-901-8633. Our team is happy to review your business model and budget to suggest a best-fit web design solution for your needs. Swing by our website design portfolio to better understand our creative work. Or, if you wish to share your RFP with us, we invite you to fill out our online quote request to get the ball rolling.


Common web development questions.

We take pride in being transparent with our clients and aim to maintain this clarity in everything we do. If you have a question but are not ready to reach out, you may find answers here.

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Why work with Parachute?

Why choose Parachute?

With more than 20 years in the web design industry, we’ve stood the test of time as one of the best Toronto web design companies, as expressed in our client testimonials and Clutch ranking.

Why you should choose web design services from Parachute:

  • We are a full-service agency providing a “one-stop-shop” for branding, digital marketing, web design, web development and search engine optimization.
  • We specialize in hand-crafted, professional web design solutions that convert visitors into paying customers for small businesses through our tried and true conversion optimization strategy.
  • We take client communication and our team’s responsiveness seriously and address requests quickly while setting clear expectations throughout the project.
  • We have a very passionate and experienced team that strives for pixel-perfect detail in our SEO web design solutions.
  • We are flexible and understand that our client’s needs sometimes change in the middle of a project, and we will adapt to accommodate.
  • Clutch ranks us as one of the top web development companies in Toronto, Canada.
  • We have a long track record working with some of Canada’s most visible brands to breathe new life into their web design.
  • We have decades of experience working with new and old businesses to develop everything from lead-generation websites to unique e-commerce solutions.
  • We can offer managed web hosting support or help you find the perfect web hosting partner to take your site’s performance and security to the next level.
  • You will always work with the same project manager from start to finish throughout the web development project and have access to a variety of project management tools.
  • Though we do not offer mobile app development, we do offer professional mobile app design.

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How long have we been in business?

Our Toronto website design company has been in business since 2003. We are a full-scale web design and development agency, working with businesses in Toronto and across Canada to craft lasting brands powered by beautiful web design.

Learn more about our web design team and how we’ve become the most trusted website designers in Toronto, Canada or view more work in our website design portfolio.

How big is our company?

Parachute is one of the top award-winning Toronto web design companies in Toronto, Canada as recognized by Clutch, We have six web designers and eight website developers, balancing our team for projects of all shapes and sizes.

Our team went virtual in 2009 and has enjoyed a greater work-life balance that keeps everyone fresh and passionate about their work.

To learn more about how we can help grow your business, contact us and speak to a project manager about your marketing strategy.

How much does a website cost?

Pricing out web development can be tricky for a project manager as no two websites are the same. Every site is unique and requires different features and functionality to support a variety of different page layouts. We break down web development projects into four tiers to begin tailoring a proposal to your unique needs.

Toronto Web Development Pricing

  • Microsite web development of 3-5 web pages range from $15,000-$20,000.
  • Standard B2B websites (typical marketing websites) range from $35,000-$80,000
  • eCommerce web development starts at $50,000; and
  • Highly customized or more interactive web development, such as private portals or membership sites, starts at $65,000.
  • Our Search engine optimization expertise is woven into all web development projects.

Contact us to discuss your project in more detail and learn more about our development process. We’d be happy to provide a more accurate estimate for your project.

Can you fix my existing website?

As much as we would love to help everyone, we do not accept projects that require working on software development that other companies have created.

In taking on a web development project built by another company has created requires a lot of initial discovery by our development design team to understand how the website is built and how it works. This disrupts the web development process and eats up a lot of time. In particular, custom e-commerce development can get very complex and expensive to troubleshoot and come up with fixes or solutions.

Once all is said and done, the cost is similar to what a brand new web development project would entail, often with only limited improvements, which doesn’t represent the level of customer service our firm prides itself on.

Who will be working on my project?

When you hire our web development company you will always work directly with a project manager who has more than two decades of experience managing an experienced and passionate team through challenging web design and development projects. You may also interact with one or more of our team as you move through the web development process.

We make every effort to streamline our workflow and communication process to make sure you always understand what comes next.

Let’s make something.

Contact our web development company today to discuss your website goals and learn more about how we can help you grow your business.

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