Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area partners with The Daniels Corporation to build their first Partner Family home in the town of Aurora

AURORA, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Once again, Habitat for Humanity GTA has partnered with The Daniels Corporation to make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family of four, with the contribution of a townhome, within Daniels FirstHome™ Aurora community on Bayview Ave. On June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Habitat volunteers, corporate sponsors, and community partners, will come together to celebrate completion of the Lippa family home and Habitat for Humanity GTA's first build in the town of Aurora.

"Witnessing a family realize their dream of homeownership, is why we continue to lay the foundation for innovative affordable homeownership solutions," says Richard Solomon, Regional Vice President, Habitat for Humanity GTA. "We are thrilled to expand our boundaries serving even more families in the York Region and look forward building more homes in the town of Aurora."

Habitat for Humanity GTA acquired the partially completed three bedrooms, two bath townhouse in the Daniels FirstHome™ Aurora community in early 2014. Habitat volunteers then completed the interior framing, insulation and drywall.

"The Daniels team was excited when we talked to Habitat GTA about the opportunity to have them participate in our FirstHome™ Aurora community," says Don Pugh, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation.  "With every FirstHome™ Community we have built to date, we have asked the local Habitat affiliates if they would like to be involved. The rules are continually changing, putting more pressure on our ability to provide affordable homeownership. If we feel these pressures as a large builder-developer, then they are most certainly felt by Habitat for Humanity.  We've always known that Habitat Partner Families would feel at home in our FirstHome™ Communities because they have worked equally as hard to get here."

Things some may take for granted, are welcomed thoughts of home for the Lippa family, like a safe and decent place to raise their two young children and something as simple as "a place where you can feel comfortable cooking breakfast in your pajamas."

Cesidio and Rosemarie Lippa partnered with Habitat for Humanity GTA because of their current living situation. Presently, they live in an unhealthy, mold infested environment, with little space to raise their two young children Loryanne and Lueyanne. Their dream is to own a home that provides their children with safety and comfort.  This is very important for Cesidio and Rosemarie and it would make a world of difference for them and the Lippas are looking forward to life in their new Habitat home.

Event Schedule


Habitat for Humanity GTA Aurora Dedication (in partnership with The Daniels Corporation)


Thursday June 26, 2014 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


15943 Bayview Ave Unit 5, Aurora ON


Don Pugh, Vice President, The Daniels Corporation

Richard Solomon, Regional Vice President, Habitat for Humanity GTA (York Region)

The Lippa Family, Partner Family, Habitat for Humanity GTA


About Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) is a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners in providing affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. On April 1, 2014, the Habitat for Humanity affiliates of Brampton Caledon, Toronto, and York Region legally amalgamated into one new affiliate serving all three regions forming Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area. One hundred percent of all Habitat GTA's administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of nine ReStore locations. Habitat ReStores sell new and gently-used donated building and household products. Every 5.5 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation somewhere in the world.

About The Daniels Corporation
The Daniels Corporation (danielshomes.ca) is one of Canada's pre-eminent builder/developers, building more than 25,000 new homes and condominiums across the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Daniels was named the Tarion Warranty Corporation's 2012 Ontario High Rise Builder of the Year and the recipient of the 2012 Toronto Arts and Business Award presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Among its many initiatives, Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize Regent Park – 69-acres in the heart of Toronto's Downtown East. Committed to community, Daniels offers innovative programs that help people achieve homeownership, champion's neighbourhood initiatives that enhance resident's quality of life, and supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations.


Please visit habitatgta.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area.

Please visit danielshomes.ca for more information on The Daniels Corporation.

SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

For further information: or media requests, please contact: Joanna M. Dwyer, Director, Marketing & Communications, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, C: 416-277-3064 | T: 416-755-7353 ext. 259 | E: Joanna.Dwyer@habitatgta.ca

Organization Profile

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890