Jan 4 - Builders and Developers open hearts, wallets for Southeast Asia

January 16, 2005


January 4, 2005

The Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association and the Urban Development Institute/Ontario have launched a fundraising drive to assist those affected by the natural disaster in Southeast Asia. Funds are being targeted to the Canadian Red Cross.

Aid Logo$75,000 raised in two hours
Thanks to the initiative of Eddie Weisz at Paradise Homes, we are pleased to announce that the first $75,000 was pledged before we could even make the announcement. Thanks very much to Century Grove Homes, Conservatory Group, Diamante/Millwick, GTHBA, Heathwood Homes, Paradise Homes, Tribute Homes and Yorkwood Homes for their initial sizeable donations of $10,000.


We are calling on all members of both organizations to join in the cause, if you have not already done so. Whether you are a builder, developer, renovator or associate member of either association, we have all enjoyed several prosperous years and if there was ever a time to give something back, it must be now.

Please make cheques payable to the Canadian Red Cross/Southeast Asia appeal and forward them ASAP to the attention of either Stephen Dupuis at GTHBA or Neil Rodgers at UDI. Please let Stephen, sdupuis@gthba.ca, or Neil, nrodgers@udiontario.com, know by e-mail of the amount of your pledge, so we can answer media enquiries with the most up-to-date information.

Thank You to All Participating Donors!

A total of $175,535 has been donated to date.
Donors list updated: January 14, 2005

  • Arista Homes
  • Bratty and Partners LLP
  • Century Grove Homes
  • Diamante/Millwick
  • Heathwood Homes
  • Paradise Homes
  • Senator Homes
  • Tribute Homes
  • Valiant Property Management
  • Yorkwood Homes
  • David Schaeffer Engineering Ltd.
  • Bazil Developments Inc.
  • Cachet Estate Homes
  • Conservatory Group
  • Four Valleys Excavating
  • Hallmark Family Homebuilders
  • Glen Rouge Homes
  • St. Paul Guarantee Insurance Company
  • Canada Lands
  • Darmaga Hardwood Flooring
  • Ontario Concrete & Drain Contractors Assoc
  • Royal Park Homes
  • TAS Design Build (donating $2,000 for every condo sold until the end of February at Dia and Zed)
  • A. Lifetime General Contractor Ltd.
  • A. Mazzucco Construction
  • BA Group Transportation Consultants
  • Bradstone/ Wintergreen Ltd.
  • Cassidy & Company
  • Delta Urban Inc.
  • Eden Oak Homes
  • Fairmont Properties
  • Gemini Urban Design (Eringate) Corp.
  • HOMES Publishing Group
  • Hutchinson, Thompson, Henderson & Mott
  • Legend Creek Homes
  • North Star Homes
  • Regalcraft Homes
  • Via-Con Masonry Inc.
  • UDI/Ontario
  • Craiglee Home Improvements
  • ENTRA Consultants
  • Genstar
  • Holman Communications
  • Hunt Design Associates
  • MHBC
  • Walker Nott Dragicevic
  • E.I. Richmond Architects
  • Model Interiors
  • Primacor Designs 
  • St. Regis Homes
  • Darcel Developers
  • Colin Westall