GREATER TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - They say third time's a charm -
and in this case it's true. The Building Industry and Land Development
Association's third annual Party for Humanity was a smash hit, bringing
together more than 500 professionals from across the industry to raise
more than $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
"The main beneficiary of the event is our community partner, Habitat,
which provides affordable housing for low-income families in the city.
BILD members also opened up their hearts and their wallets in support
of the Dupuis family this year," said BILD Acting President Joe
The event was held November 18 at the Fermenting Cellar in the
Distillery District. A special tribute video was created in memory of
BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis, who passed away suddenly on
September 23, 2011. Dupuis was the mastermind behind the original Party
for Humanity and the Habitat for Humanity partnership.
For the duration of the event, large white stars dangled from the
ceiling inside the venue and a logo belonging to a BILD member company
adorned each star. The star sponsorship program was created to support
the Dupuis Education Fund, which has raised more than $270,000 for his
children, Kendall and Carson.
With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD
is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
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