/R E P E A T -- Habitat for Humanity Toronto Expands Retail Operations/

"We're bullish on the used building materials market."

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Just four months after opening the doors to the brand new ReStore East York on Bermondsey Road, Habitat Toronto will celebrate the opening of a fourth Toronto ReStore at 3 Carlaw Avenue on Monday April 4th. Strategically located in Toronto's Studio District adjacent to the Beach, Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods, this new 6,000 square foot retail space is an exciting new edition to the Habitat Toronto ReStore family. The organization will celebrate the opening with politico and celebrity appearances and all-day refreshments for shoppers and neighbours.

Expanding their retail operations will not only help Habitat Toronto fulfill its mission, but will also help the city become a little greener. Toronto ReStores salvage and receive new items from homeowners, renovation contractors and manufacturers every day and then sell them at 50% of their original retail price. In 2010 alone, Toronto ReStores diverted over 3,000 pounds of waste from landfills proving that ReStores are not only an economical choice, but an ecofriendly choice too.

"The opening of the new ReStore Studio District will bring new volunteers, donations, partnerships and most importantly, the opportunity to build more homes for families living in need" says Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. As with all of Habitat Toronto's ReStores, the profits from their new location will go towards covering all of Habitat Toronto's administrative and fundraising costs. This means that 100% of donations given to the charity go directly to building safe and decent homes in partnership with hardworking families in Toronto.

For more information about Habitat Toronto's ReStores, visit our website at www.torontohabitat.ca/our-habitat-restore

What:     Habitat for Humanity Toronto's ReStore Studio District Grand Opening

  • Neil Hetherington, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
  • Mag Ruffman, Model and Actress
  • Paula Fletcher, City Councillor, Toronto-Danforth Ward 30
3 Carlaw Avenue (near Carlaw and Lakeshore intersection)
Free parking available on Carlaw Ave.
Monday, April 4th, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

***Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available***
Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.


SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Toronto

For further information:

Neil Hetherington      
Chief Executive Officer      
Habitat for Humanity Toronto    
office: (416) 755-7353 ext 223   cell: 416-436-4190   
Joanna M. Dwyer
Marketing and Communications Associate
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
office:(416) 755-7353, ext. 228    cell: 416-436-4790

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