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Geranium announces 40 years of Giving initiative
In a year that marks four decades of creating superb master-planned neighbourhoods and innovative new homes, Geranium is enhancing its ongoing commitment to contributing to the well-being of the broader community. The company has announced 40 years of Giving, a special initiative that will form one aspect of Geranium’s annual charitable donations. For each new Geranium home sold in 2017, a donation of $150 will be made in the name of the homebuyer, to a charity chosen by them from a list prepared by Geranium.
“Community building and good corporate citizenship is high on our list of priorities and we strive to be a good neighbour as well as a quality builder,” says Geranium president Boaz Feiner. “This philosophy is ingrained in our corporate culture and, for the past 40 years, we’ve participated in numerous community-based events, sponsored fund-raising activities, donated to charities and non-profit organizations directly, and acted as a resource for community groups wherever possible.
“To mark this anniversary, we are honouring the families who enable us to continue to do what we do best. This could be another record year for our new home sales, which means the total amount will be upwards of $25,000.”
Using information available from Charity Intelligence (CharityIntelligence.ca) the team selected 12 charities as potential recipients of this year’s funds, as determined by the homebuyer. Charity Intelligence collects and analyzes information on transparency, accountability and the need for funding and operating efficiency as a service to donors.
The short list represents a broad range of charities operating in Ontario and internationally in the categories of health, social services, youth, the environment, animal welfare, sport and recreation. They include:
- The Alzheimer Society of Ontario
- AMICI Camping Charity
- Doctors Without Borders
- The George Hull Centre
- Homes First
- The Jane Goodall Institute
- The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- The Special Olympics Ontario
- WaterAid Canada
On the housing front, Geranium will be launching for sale new neighbourhoods in Aurora and Pickering in 2017, as well as starting construction of the sold out Trails at Cardinal Point, and VISTA Flats & Towns in Stouffville.
ALLEGRO IN AURORA
Opening this summer, Allegro in downtown Aurora will offer a collection of magnificent family-sized detached homes on 52- and 61-foot cul-de-sac lots within an established neighbourhood stretching from Bathurst Street to Yonge Street. These grand and gracious homes featuring 10-foot main floor ceilings with oversized windows will be full of natural light. Floorplans will range from approximately 3,100 to just under 4,400 square feet.
“We’ve worked closely with Hunt Design to create two-storey and bungalow-with-loft layouts offering as many of the features and living spaces desired by today’s families as possible,” explains Stephanie Lane, manager sales and marketing. “We also have the advantage of recently building three neighbourhoods of luxury homes and have included the best attributes of the most popular floorplans in Allegro.”
Among these features, prospective homebuyers will find designs that offer four or five bedrooms each with ensuite or shared ensuite baths, kitchens and breakfast areas open to spacious great rooms, living and dining rooms either combined or separated, mud room entries from two- or three-car garages, second floor laundry rooms and media rooms. Expansive sliding glass doors from great rooms or kitchens lead to Geranium’s signature covered loggias overlooking the back garden. Thoughtful optional features may include outdoor kitchens, elevators, dog washing areas, coffered and waffle decorative ceilings and extra fireplaces.
Allegro offers all the conveniences of a central downtown Aurora location steps from Yonge Street and close to shops, schools, cultural venues, dining, and just minutes from Highway 404 and GO Transit. Prices will start from over $2 million. Register to be among the first to learn more at AllegroAurora.com.
EDGEWOOD IN PICKERING
Edgewood will be an intimate new neighbourhood featuring a limited collection of single-family homes on 40-foot lots in Pickering. Backing onto preserved woods and green space and just minutes from Rouge Park and the year-round splendor of Altona Forest, homes in this private enclave will range from approximately 3,200 to 4,000 square feet.
Discover a well-connected enclave located a short drive from the Pickering Town Centre and Highway 401, offering access to a rich selection of amenities, shops and services. Register at Geranium.com/Edgewood.
Since 1977, Geranium has been guided by its vision to create places that are meticulously planned, expertly executed and designed with sensitivity and respect for the environment, the local neighbourhood and the families who will call them home.
Acting on the belief that “community” goes far beyond the bricks and mortar of building homes, Geranium continues to help build a bright future for the families who live in their neighbourhoods.
With more than 8,000 homes complete in desirable locations across Southern Ontario, Geranium will continue its commitment to delivering homes and communities of varying scale deserving of the trust placed in this award-winning industry leader.
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