July 16 - Building industry raises over $25,000

July 21, 2010

Building industry raises over $25,000

Toronto, July 16, 2010 - Members of the development and building industry raised over $25,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, the Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.

The community partnership between the BILD and Habitat has reached the seven year mark with no signs of the proverbial "itch" in the relationship. In fact, the BILD membership continues to embrace the partnership through its ongoing support of events like the annual Charity BBQ and the Party for Humanity, sponsored by the Toronto Star and In2ition Marketing Insights, held on Thursday, July 15, 2010.

The events, held consecutively, invited members to organize into teams and participate in a "amazing race" format throughout downtown Toronto. The Race's finishing line was located at BILD's very own headquarters where the Charity BBQ, in its 18th year, turned into the city's hottest tailgate party where guests participated in a silent auction, as well as other "fun"draising events.

"On behalf of BILD, I would like to personally thank all of the event sponsors for their kind contributions, our members for their generous participation and Habitat for Humanity Toronto for giving the industry a great cause to support," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis.

With more than 1,300 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.  BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

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If you require photos from the event or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Andrei Zaretski at azaretski@bildgta.ca.