Photos: Habitat GTA
With over 27,000 homes, apartments, commercial and retail spaces in its portfolio, The Daniels Corporation has become one of Canada’s preeminent homebuilders. And while the developer is known for its master-planned communities and high-profile developments like the Regent Park revitalization project, Daniels is also committed to supporting numerous charities and nonprofit organizations.
Recently, the Toronto-based developer celebrated a major milestone in its longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit housing organization that provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families. Over the last 20 years, Daniels has donated land for the construction of 10 homes across the Greater Toronto Area, secured partially completed townhomes and condo units for Habitat GTA and most recently provided condominium units in two Daniels communities in Brampton.
“Daniels is a trailblazer and one of the few developers that has understood how their support could dramatically relieve many of the affordable housing challenges in the GTA,” says Ene Underwood, CEO at Habitat GTA. “Their innovative approach to tackle the shortage of affordable homeownership solutions in the GTA alongside Habitat is a model of how developers in the residential housing industry can give back to the communities where they live and work.”
To commemorate the 20 year partnership, Habitat GTA joined senior members of The Daniels team along with Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of the City of Brampton, last week at a special home dedication ceremony for two Habitat families.
“We are very excited to be here to recognize the relationship between Habitat for Humanity and The Daniels Corporation, and more importantly to celebrate a new chapter in the lives of two wonderful families as they set out on their path of new homeownership,” says Don Pugh Vice President of The Daniels Corporation. “Daniels has worked hand in hand with Habitat for over 20 years, providing 35 homes to partner families across the GTA and over $3 million in support.”
The homes are located in Daniels’ FirstHome communities Sunny Meadow and Olivia Marie Gardens in Brampton and will provide the families, including five children, with safe, decent and affordable home ownership.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity GTA visit habitatgta.ca.