MEDIA ADVISORY - Habitat for Humanity GTA to Kick off largest ever build project with major announcement from Toronto Foundation


Mayor John Tory to speak at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 4 at 10 AM

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Join Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. as we announce the start of construction on the largest ever build project in the organization's history, a 50-unit townhouse development on Pinery Trail in Toronto's east end.

Mayor John Tory will speak at this official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the site. John Barford, Chair of Toronto Foundation, will announce details of a significant, new social impact investment related to this project at the ceremony. They will be joined by other special guests and members of the community, including the first 15 Habitat partner families, who will call these houses their home when completed.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Pinery Trail, Scarborough, ON


Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Announcement & Opportunities for Interviews

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Photo Op on Build Site *


140 Pinery Trail (West of Neilson Road) map & directions


Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto

Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

Dennis Moir, Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

John Barford, Chair, The Toronto Foundation

Shaun Chen, MP, Scarborough North

Jason Mouldey, Habitat Partner Family Representative


*NOTE: Immediately following the formal event, speakers will go on the build site to begin framing homes.   Media interested in this photo-op should arrive at 9:30 AM to be suited up in safety gear (hardhats, boots).

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area:
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a non-profit housing organization working with communities to build homes with local families in need of affordable housing in Brampton, Caledon, Toronto and York Region.  By offering zero down payment, no-interest mortgages capped at 30 percent of a family's income, Habitat for Humanity GTA empowers families to achieve stability and self-reliance, so that they can build a better life for themselves and their children. Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built more than 300 homes in partnership with families. Habitat GTA is one of more than 1,400 Habitat for Humanity affiliates worldwide sharing a common vision and purpose. To learn more, visit us at: or on Twitter @HabitatGTA and Facebook HabitatforHumanityGTA.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: Karen Lorenowicz, 416-245-2475, Mobile: 416-347-9661,


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