Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Choice Properties REIT and Wittington Properties Limited: 'First Brick' Event

TORONTO, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Choice Properties REIT (TSX: CHP.UN) and Wittington Properties Limited invite the media to attend their 'first brick' event:


Preserving the 'first brick' & unveiling of plans and name for redevelopment of original Loblaw Groceteria building


W. Galen Weston – Executive Chairman, George Weston Limited

John Morrison – President and CEO, Choice Properties REIT

Tony Grossi – President, Wittington Properties Limited

Terry Hui – CEO, Concord Pacific Group of Companies


Honoured Guests
His Worship John Tory
– Mayor of Toronto

Joe Cressy – Ward 20 City Councillor


Wednesday, August 5, 2015


10:30 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.: Registration

11:00 a.m. SHARP: Formal remarks


500 Lake Shore Boulevard West, north-east corner of Lake Shore and Bathurst, Toronto 


Preservation of 'First Brick' and unveiling of plans & name for redevelopment of the site


About Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust
Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is an owner, manager and developer of well-located retail and commercial real estate across Canada. Choice Properties' portfolio spans approximately 41.3 million square feet of gross leasable area and consists of 513 properties primarily focused on supermarket-anchored shopping centres and stand-alone supermarkets. Choice Properties' strategy is to create value by enhancing and optimizing its portfolio through development, accretive acquisitions and active property management. Choice Properties' principal tenant and largest Unitholder is Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest retailer. Choice Properties' strong alliance with Loblaw positions it well for future growth. For more information, visit Choice Properties' website at and Choice Properties' issuer profile at

About Wittington Properties Limited
Wittington Investments, Limited is a major shareholder of George Weston Limited, one of North America's largest food processing and distribution groups which operates under the Weston Foods and Loblaw banners.  Wittington also controls Selfridges Group Limited, which operates luxury fashion retail stores (Holt Renfrew in Canada, Selfridges in the United Kingdom, Brown Thomas in Ireland and DeBijenkorf in the Netherlands). Wittington Properties Limited is the Canadian Real Estate division of Wittington Investments, Limited.

About Concord Adex
Concord Adex is the largest residential developer in Canada specializing in urban communities. Over the past two decades, Concord Adex and its parent company Concord Pacific have built (and continue to build) the 200-acre Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, the 47-acre Concord CityPlace in downtown Toronto, the 45-acre Concord Park Place in North York, as well as projects in the United Kingdom. Over the past 25 years, the Concord Group of Companies has grown into other industry sectors including software and information technology, telecommunications, as well as green energy projects in solar, wind and hydroelectric power generation.

SOURCE Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information: To register, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact: Debra Chan, Argyle Public Relationships, (416) 968-7311 ext. 229,; Kim Lee, Choice Properties REIT, (416) 324-7899,

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