TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Daniels Corporation, one of Canada's
leading builder/developers, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity
Toronto to make the dream of homeownership a reality for a low-income
family, with the contribution of two condominium units in the city's
newest landmark residence, Cinema Tower. In time for spring, the key
exchange and dedication ceremony will mark a new beginning for the
first partner family, the Zhang-Min family, and will be held at the
Cinema Tower residence on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Daniels has been a long-time supporter of and partner for Habitat for
Humanity affiliates throughout the GTA. In 2008, Daniels donated land
for the construction of 10 Habitat homes in Etobicoke, the single
largest donation of land by a private company in Habitat Canada's
history. "We are deeply appreciative of our ongoing partnership with
Daniels," says Ene Underwood, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. "The
Cinema Tower project is a great example of how innovative partnerships
can push the boundaries of affordable housing, and further our mission
of mobilizing community partners, like Daniels, to make the dream of
homeownership a reality for low-income families."
"As city builders, Daniels has a leadership role to play in the creation
of affordable housings," says Daniels' EVP Niall Haggart. "Finding
creative ways and partnerships to make homeownership a reality for as
many people as possible is at the heart of every community we create.
Together with Habitat we are demonstrating that affordable housing can
Just steps away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema Tower is located in
the epicenter of the film, art and culture scene of our city. This
43-storey residence is fully equipped with spectacular building
features and amenities, and is conveniently located near shopping
centres, with access to streetcars and subways.
This will make all the difference to the Zhang-Min family, who are
thrilled about owning a home. Originally from China, Frank, his wife
Ping, and fourteen year-old daughter Alice moved to Canada in 2005,
with hopes to provide a better future for their daughter. Since then,
they have been struggling to get by. Due to high rental costs they were
forced to live in a basement apartment of a small semi-detached house
which lacked privacy, fresh air, and sunlight. "We are so happy to be
moving into this brand new building. It's clean and it's safe," says
Ping Ming. "We like downtown. It's close to my husband's workplace so
it's very convenient for us."
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Cinema Tower Condominium
21 Widmer Street Toronto, Party Room
The Zhang-Min family
Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Niall Haggart, Executive Vice President, The Daniels Corporation
Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina
Sean Gadon, Director of the Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto
About Habitat for Humanity Toronto:
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit,
non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all
people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent,
affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred
percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the
operation of five Toronto ReStores. Habitat Toronto ReStores sell
quality new and gently-used donated building and household products.
Marking our 25th anniversary, Habitat Toronto helped over 250 families
find the safety and security of a home in 2013. 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
24,000 new homes across the Greater Toronto Area for 32 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.
***Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available***
Please visit torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Please visit danielshomes.ca for more information on The Daniels Corporation and cinematower.com for more information on Cinema Tower Condominium.
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
For further information:
To attend the event or schedule an interview, please contact:
For Habitat for Humanity:
Joanna M. Dwyer
Director, Marketing & Communications
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Cell: 416-277-3064 | Office: 416-755-7353 ext. 259
For The Daniels Corporation:
Phone: 416-696-9900 x 25