TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Noreen Taylor, chair of the Charles Taylor
Foundation, is pleased to announce that Metropia is the Major Sponsor
of The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction presented by RBC
Wealth Management, effective immediately.
Mrs. Taylor commented: "It is a pleasure to welcome Metropia as a Major
Sponsor to the Taylor Prize family. Metropia has a history of
supporting the arts at the highest level and it is very rewarding to be
under the umbrella of their corporate support. On a personal note, the
Taylor family and Howard Sokolowski, Co-Founder and CEO, Metropia, have
worked together - and happily - for the last dozen or so years. It is
especially rewarding to be able to take old friendships to new levels."
Mr. Sokolowski responded with similar enthusiasm: "Metropia is proud to
support The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction as Major
Sponsor and I personally look forward to continuing my successful and
long standing working relationship with Noreen Taylor, and the Taylor
Metropia was created out of a shared purpose and vision to become one of
Canada's leading real estate development companies by focusing on urban
renewal and design innovation. Its communities offer a wide range of
housing options with an emphasis on affordability and a responsibility
to the environment.
Metropia's founder, Howard Sokolowski, has a rich history in residential
development. As Co-founder and CEO of Tribute Communities for over 25
years, Howard led the development of more than 30,000 homes. One of the
things Howard takes great pride in is working closely with the families
and administrations that have a deep, vested interest in the outcome of
the communities being developed. Under Howard's leadership, Tribute won
numerous community and development awards from J.D. Power, the Ontario
Home Builders Association and Toronto's Building Industry and Land
Development Association (BILD) including Project of the Year, Community
of the Year and Builder of the Year. www.metropia.ca
About the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction:
Now in its twelfth awarding, the annual Charles Taylor Prize for
Literary Non-Fiction recognizes excellence in Canadian writing and
emphasizes the development of the careers of the authors it celebrates.
Awarded annually to the author whose book best combines a superb
command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety
of thought and perception, the winner receives $25,000 and the
remaining finalists each receive $2000. The finalists for the 2013
prize will be announced on January 9th and the winner will be announced
on March 4th at events in Toronto.
The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation gratefully acknowledge the
support of their media sponsors for the 2013 prize: Canada Newswire
(CNW) Group, CBC Books and CBC Radio One, The Globe and Mail (exclusive newspaper sponsor), The Huffington Post Canada, Maclean's magazine, and Quill & Quire magazine; and its in-kind sponsors: Authors at Harbourfront Centre,
Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Indigo Books and Music, The King
Edward Hotel, and Kobo Inc.
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