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HOMES Publishing Group - 16th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament

HPG golf tournament cracks $300K in funds for Raising The Roof

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HPG golf tournament cracks $300K in funds for Raising The Roof

HOMES Publishing Group’s 16th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament in support of Raising the Roof, at Royal Woodbine Golf Club in Etobicoke on Sept. 20, raised $15,000 – pushing the 16-year total to $305,000.

Michael Rosset, HPG, presents cheque to Elisa Traficante, Raising The Roof.
Michael Rosset, HPG, presents cheque to Elisa Traficante, Raising The Roof.

“We are so proud and grateful for the support of our clients, suppliers and friends over the years, for such a worthy cause as youth homelessness,” says Michael Rosset, founder of HPG and a long-serving board member of Raising the Roof.

Michaelle Vestergaard, Enbrdge Gas, tournament sponsor (centre), presents the winning foursome, Kain Allicock, EnerQuality; Nolan Leiska, Reliance Home Comfort; Sanjeet Bhoola, EnerQuality; with Josh Rosset, HPG, far right.
Michaelle Vestergaard, Enbrdge Gas, tournament sponsor (centre), presents the winning foursome, Kain Allicock, EnerQuality; Nolan Leiska, Reliance Home Comfort; Sanjeet Bhoola, EnerQuality; with Josh Rosset, HPG, far right.

Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education.

Bob Finnegan wins trip to Hawaii, with Sonia Presotto, HPG, on right.
Bob Finnigan wins trip to Hawaii, with Sonia Presotto, HPG, on right.

“The homebuilding industry shows its collective heart through such events, and we are humbled by the dedication and commitment of everyone involved, every year,” adds Rosset. “To raise more than $300,000 for such an important cause over the years shows the depth of resolve of this industry to find a solution before the challenges become systemic and multi-generational.”

HOMES Publishing Group staff volunteers get ready for the day.
HOMES Publishing Group staff ready for the day.

Photos: Brian Geller, photoartists.ca


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E = what matters most

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Energy…
What does it mean to people?
Does it help us start our day?
Does it allow us to learn new things?
Does it warm us?
Can it take us to new places?
Or bring us back to familiar ones?
At Enbridge, we know energy plays an important part of our lives.
Whether it’s oil, natural gas, or wind power, we connect millions of people with the energy they need.
And as the world’s energy needs change, we’re changing with it
Because we want energy to work better
Better for people
and better for the planet.
Because energy, and the life it fuels,
means everything to us.
Enbridge®. Life Takes Energy®

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Tribute Communities making a Green difference

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Tribute Communities making a Green difference

Tribute Communities is a builder/developer that’s making a difference for the industry and Ontario new homebuyers through Green initiatives. Just ask Tim Clarke, a software engineering consultant who worked for a company specializing in reducing the water and wastewater demands of residential buildings.

When Clarke bought a home in Tribute’s Grandview development in Oshawa, he was interested in upgrade packages that would make the home more energy efficient – not a typical request like hardwood flooring or marble countertops.

“He wanted a better than (Ontario Building) Code home,” says Wally Kunz, options manager at Tribute’s decor centre.

Little did any of them know at the time that this request would lead to the launch of Tribute’s Innovative Performance Standard, or TIPS.

Frank MacPhee, Tribute’s vice-president of contracts and the man who gave the program the green light, had sensed a better-than-code ask was inevitable.

Clarke’s request “just pushed it quicker to the forefront of our mandate.” Clarke received the “comfort package,” consisting of a Lennox two-stage 96 AFUE furnace, a Lifebreath ERV, HVAC balancing, a drainwater recovery unit, greywater rough-in, a Green Whisper Select bath fan and Excel sheathing.

Soon after, TIPS was offered as standard fare at Tribute’s new Ajax community, Quantum Falls. Enbridge then approached Tribute to join Savings by Design, a program that provides builders with a $2,000 rebate for every home (up to a maximum of 50 houses per community) that is rated 15 per cent better than the 2017 code.

Meanwhile, with a new home rated 21 per cent better than code, Clarke is already seeing savings in his bills.

For perspective, his old house was 2,500 square feet, 1,000 square feet smaller than his new one. In the new home, monthly hydro bills have dropped from $150 to $100 and gas is down from $170 to just over $100.

MacPhee says Clarke’s home is one of more than 30,000 homes across Southern Ontario built by the 2016 Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s Homebuilder of the Year.

Through its participation in the Savings by Design program, Tribute Communities is constructing energyefficient, healthy and sustainable homes that exceed building code requirements by at least 15 per cent, as well as promoting environmental stewardship through reduced greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of natural resources, habitat remediation and environmental education.

This story is from an article appearing in Better Builder magazine by Toronto-based writer Rob Blackstien.

ENBRIDGE For more on Savings By Design, visit SavingsByDesign.ca

TRIBUTE For more on Tribute Communities developments, visit TributeCommunities.com

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HPG golf tournament helps fight homelessness

HPG golf tournament helps fight homelessness

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HPG golf tournament helps fight homelessness

HOMES Publishing Group’s 15th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament at the Kings Riding Golf Course in King City on September 18 began with a shotgun start and finished with a $18,000 cheque presentation to Raising the Roof, with a 15-year of over $290,000.

The team from HOMES Publishing Group, from left, Josh Rosset, Jessica MacInnis, Frances Mangos, Sonia Presotto, Kim Barton, Michael Rosset, Trish Sutton, Melanie Attridge, Amanda Bell, Fay Splett and Tony Loria.
The team from HOMES Publishing Group, from left, Josh Rosset, Jessica MacInnis, Frances Mangos, Sonia Presotto, Kim Barton, Michael Rosset, Trish Sutton, Melanie Attridge, Amanda Bell, Fay Splett and Tony Loria.

The tournament was originally scheduled for August 21, but huge rain and wind storm forced postponement until September 18, 2018.

On behalf of the participants and tournament sponsor Enbridge, Michael Rosset, founder of HPG and the longest-serving board member of Raising the Roof, made the presentation to Raising the Roof’s CEO Michael Braithwaite, bringing the total raised through the annual event to $290,200. Since 1997, Raising the Roof has raised over $5 million for agencies working to reduce homelessness at the community level.

“We are grateful for the support of so many clients, suppliers and friends over the years, for such a worthy cause as youth homelessness,” Rosset said. “It is vital to find a solution with youth before the challenges become systemic and multi-generational. I also want to thank all our hard-working staff for executing such a fun, well-executed and successful event.”

Some of the tournament highlights include:

Winning Foursome

EnerQuality


Closest the Pin

Men: Jonathan Dalima, BILD

Women: Nicole Damianidis, Olympia Steel Buildings


Longest Drive

Men: Julian Scaini, Sun-Brite Drapery

Women: Nicole Damianidis, Olympia Steel Buildings


Closest to the Chair Sponsored by Sensational Signs

Men: Sheila Moffat

Women: Richard Luciani


Raywal Cabinets TV Contest Hole

Svanco Stepic, Ballantry Homes


Bradstone/StoneRox Contest Hole

Brendan Charters, Eurodale


Raising the Roof 50/50 Putting Contest

Raywal Cabinets (total amount raised $1,230 as Raywal Cabinets donated their 50/50 portion back to the charity


Fisher & Paykel Beat the Scott

Men: Matt Andrews, PMA Breathour Realty

Ladies: Shannon Bertuzzi, EnerQuality


SPONSORS

Tournament Sponsor

Enbridge


Corporate & Dinner Sponsor

Solisco Printers


Gold Sponsors

Empire Communities

Heathwood Homes

PMA Brethour Realty

Raywal Cabinets


Silver Sponsor

Stateview Homes


Bronze Sponsor

Hanstone Canada


Gold Hole Sponsors

Cassidy & Co, Brampton Brick, Hanstone, Brookfield, In2ition, Ryan Design International, Mark’s Choice, Fieldgate Homes, Rosehaven Homes, Toronto Home Shows, Uniform Custom Countertops, B First, Coughlan Homes, Bradstone/StoneRox, Mattamy Homes, Great Gulf, Reliance Home Comfort, Ballantry Homes, My Design Studio, Geranium Homes, TAG Vodka, Reliance Home Comfort, Raywal Cabinets, Madhouse Advertising Inc., Reno Run, Sensational Signs


Hole Contest Sponsors

Bradstone/Stonerox, Fisher & Paykel, Raywal Cabinets, Sensational Signs and TAG Vodka


Treats Sponsors

B First Realty, Democrat Homes, Hanstone Canada, In2ition, Lindvest, Madhouse Advertising, Reliance Home Comfort, Reno Run, Sun-Brite Drapery, TAG Vodka and Torlys


Cart Donations

Enbridge, EnerWuality, Euroline Appliances, MOEN, Raising the Roof

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Saving By Design : Tribute Tips The Scales

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Saving By Design : Tribute Tips The Scales

By listening to customers, builder created energy-efficiency program

Tribute Communities is a builder/developer that’s making a difference for the industry and Ontario new homebuyers through green initiatives. Just ask Tim Clarke, a software engineering consultant who worked for a company specializing in reducing the water and wastewater demands of residential buildings.

When Clarke bought a home in Tribute’s Grandview development in Oshawa, he was interested in upgrade packages that would make the home more energy efficient – not a typical request like hardwood flooring or marble countertops.

“He wanted a better than (Ontario Building) Code home,” said Wally Kunz, options manager at Tribute’s decor centre.

Little did any of them know at the time that this request would lead to the launch of Tribute’s Innovative Performance Standard, or TIPS.

New homebuyer Tim Clarke’s TIPS home is shown at Tribute Communities’ Grandview site in Oshawa.

Frank MacPhee, Tribute’s vice president of contracts and the man who gave the program the green light, had sensed a better-than-code ask was inevitable. Clarke’s request “just pushed it quicker to the forefront of our mandate.”

Clarke received the “comfort package,” consisting of a Lennox two-stage 96 AFUE furnace, a Lifebreath ERV, HVAC balancing, a drainwater recovery unit, greywater rough-in, a Green Whisper Select bath fan and Excel sheathing.

Soon after, TIPS was offered as standard fare at Tribute’s new Ajax community, Quantum Falls. Enbridge then approached Tribute to join Savings by Design, a program that provides builders with a $2,000 rebate for every home (up to a maximum of 50 houses per community) that is rated 15 per cent better than the 2017 code.

Wally Kunz, options manager at Tribute Communities’ decor centre in Pickering

ENERGY BILLS DECREASE

Meanwhile, with a new home rated 21 per cent better than code, Clarke is already seeing savings in his bills.

For perspective, his old house was 2,500 square feet, 1,000 square feet smaller than his new one. In the new home, monthly hydro bills have dropped from $150 to $100 and gas is down from $170 to just over $100. That’s about 37.5 per cent savings in utility costs for a home that’s 40 per cent larger.

MacPhee says Clarke’s home is one of more than 30,000 homes across Southern Ontario built by the 2016 Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s Homebuilder of the Year.

He adds that the corporate philosophy of Tribute, a proud member of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario, is, “Build every house as if you were the one moving into it.”

This story is from an article appearing in Better Builder magazine by Toronto-based writer Rob Blackstien.

ENBRIDGE Savings By Design To find out more, go to SavingsByDesign.ca

TRIBUTE To find out more about Tribute Communities developments, go to TributeCommunities.com

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Affordable Housing New Construction Program helps in designing cost-effective and energy-efficient buildings

With the costs of energy rising, energy efficiency is a critical tool for affordable housing providers to optimize consumption and reduce operating costs. Since 2016, Enbridge Gas has offered Affordable Housing New Construction Program (AHNC) to support energy efficiency in affordable housing. The program educates builders and developers on the opportunity to design more energy-efficient affordable homes, and provides financial incentives for building energy efficient units.

Both multi-residential buildings and single-family housing developments are eligible to participate, says Cam Black, an energy solutions consultant with Enbridge.

“A project might consist of 20 townhomes, a midrise apartment block, or a highrise residential tower.”

The AHNC Program is designed to help housing providers who are looking for ways to cost-effectively increase the energy performance of buildings at an up-front cost they can manage. “The program provides participating housing providers with assistance from sustainable building experts and energy modellers in a design charrette focused specifically on their housing development. The design charrette allows participants to see how various design choices will save them energy and money,” Black said.

The design charrettes are comprehensive and project-specific at the same time, according to Black. They can include details on building envelope, mechanical systems, indoor air quality, storm water management, accessibility, green roofs or renewable energy options, based on what the housing provider identified in its pre-charrette meeting as being relevant.

More efficient buildings benefit housing providers through lower energy operating costs, which helps to maintain housing affordability over the long term. Residents of more efficient buildings also enjoy increased in-home comfort and potential improvements in noise reduction and indoor air quality.

“Of course, there is also the reduced environmental footprint,” said Black, “which ultimately benefits everyone.”

Enbridge covers the cost of the design charrette and also leverages its industry connections to bring specialists and energy experts to the table. In addition, Enbridge will provide financial incentives for building projects that achieve enhanced levels of energy performance. Single-family homes, for example, must meet the Energy Star for New Homes standard and multi-residential buildings must be at least 7 per cent more energy efficient than required by the Ontario Building Code.

The first AHNC participant to complete construction on its affordable housing project was the Thorold Non- Profit Housing Corporation in July 2017. Thorold’s 14-unit senior residence uses 35 per cent less energy than it would if it were just designed to meet Ontario Building Code requirements, Black said.

“This translates into more than $6,800 in annual energy cost savings, and means that Thorold’s investment in enhancing the building’s energy performance will be paid off through savings in just over five years of operation.”

Some of the energy-saving features of the new seniors’ residence include improved wall insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, programmable thermostats, and occupancy sensors, all of which are design options recommended in the design charrette.

Feedback on the program indicates that the information participants get during the charrettes is really useful to them, Black said.

“Particularly the energy modelling,” says Black, “because it spells out the benefits and the payoff of the design choices. Participants also appreciate the incentives because affordable housing projects are usually budget-constrained so the incentives, combined with the modelling really help them to make the case and get buy-in for improving the building’s efficiency.”

Mohini Datta-Ray, dxecutive director of the North York Women’s Shelter, would agree. She and her team participated in the AHNC Program in 2017.

“It was such a wonderful and educational day that brought forward critical information for us to consider in the design to actualize our vision for a healing, therapeutic and sustainable space.”

ENBRIDGE
Affordable Housing New Construction Program

Call or email Cam Black or go online to get more information about the AHNC Program.

416.758.4748
Energy-Savings-Programs.ca/New-Construction-Program
CamBlack@Engridge.com


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EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards announced

EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards announced

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EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards announced

Leading companies in sustainable housing recognized for their contributions and advancements in Ontario’s Green Building category

Ontario’s best Green Builders were celebrated at the EnerQuality Awards Gala (EQ Awards) at the Universal Eventspace in Vaughan. Hosted by Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish, more than 200 industry peers gathered to share concepts and accolades as together they help to move towards a more energy conscious future.

“Advancing energy-efficient techniques and tools are huge priorities in the building sector to continue to improve healthy living conditions, fight climate change and minimize unnecessary spending,” said Corey McBurney, president of EnerQuality. “The EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Awards help to connect builders with the innovations they need to meet their design goals as well as spotlight the change-makers who are effecting policies and driving standards towards a shared goal of Net Zero housing.”

Among the biggest attractions of the Innovation Forum, which took place during the day, was the keynote from MaRS, Tom Rand, who offered tangible solutions to combat climate change, including his stance on pricing carbon and how sharing a new story of clean energy abundance has the power to engage the public and inspire action.

The highly competitive Innovation Gauntlet rounded out the day before the official award ceremony began, with IBC Technologies Inc. being named the winner for their Newest Innovation – IBC DC Series Dual Condensing Appliance. “The IBC Better Boiler product is a forward thinking, adaptable technology with integration to smart homes. This is a truly unique product and was a clear leader in this year’s submissions,” said Shaun Joffe, executive director of sustainability and building sciences at Great Gulf and judge of the Innovation Gauntlet participants.

The EQ Awards were enjoyed by all and featured special designations to highlight the outstanding contributions of industry leaders.

Larry Brydon, VP business development with Cricket Energy, was the 2017 Hall of Fame nominee. Brydon has been in the HVAC distribution and energy services market for more than 25 years. A past chair of Sustainable Buildings Canada and the Toronto chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, he currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Efficiency Alliance, the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) and EnerQuality. Among his many achievements, Brydon led the Enbridge and Union Gas’s Savings by Design program. This initiative has participated in over 200 lowrise, and 50 highrise developer-design charrettes where they shared energy-efficient design alternatives resulting in 15 to 25 per cent energy improvement over the Ontario Building Code.

Doug Tarry of Doug Tarry Custom Homes was named Leader of the Year. It was a banner year Doug Tarry Custom Homes. Fresh off winning the inaugural Net Zero Builder Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, his Project Hope, a fundraising event that was the first time a Net Zero home was built in just three days, raised funds for the family of the late Johnny Nooren, a building inspector from St. Thomas. The project won the 2017 Prestige Award from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association for Project of the Year Lowrise, and the trailer for the accompanying documentary was seen by more than 10,000 in movie theatres in Ontario.

Doug Tarry led his team of builders to receive the 2016 EQ Builder Achievement Award and now holds the 2017 title of Leader of the Year for propelling the company’s holistic Net Zero housing concepts with simple controls designed to allow homeowners to save money while living in a healthy environment.

Arista Homes was awarded the Impact Award, which was introduced in 2016 to recognize a builder’s significant voluntary progress in reducing carbon emission and outstanding achievements through energy efficient and sustainability practices. “Green initiatives and Energy Star participation have become staples of our building practices and we remain committed to continuing to improve our building practices and to lead by example,” said Franco Crispino, VP of sales and marketing. Arista Homes has proudly enrolled more than 1,200 Energy Star homes since the construction of its first multi-phase Energy Star community in 2009.

Other Award Winners

Partner Award: Enbridge Gas Distribution, Union Gas, Owens Corning

Enbridge Savings By Design: Remington Homes

Building Innovation Lowrise: Great Gulf Homes

Building Innovation Mid/Highrise: Times Group

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year (small volume): sean.ca (Sean Mason Homes)

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year (mid volume): Remington Homes

Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year (large volume): The Minto Group

Energy Star Champion of the Year: Jacqueline Collier, Tamarack Homes

Best Green Marketing Campaign: Doug Tarry Custom Homes

R-2000 Home Builder of the Year: RND Construction

Net Zero Home Builder of the Year: Reid’s Heritage Homes

Evaluator of the Year: Angela Bustamante, Building Knowledge

Builder Achievement Award: Shaun Joffe, Great Gulf Homes

Ontario Green Builder of the Year: Sifton Properties Ltd.

EnerQuality is Canada’s No. 1 certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in delivering award-winning residential green building programs. Founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), EnerQuality’s mission is to accelerate housing innovation to improve building performance.


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City of Toronto - Home Energy Loan Program

Stay Warm This Winter for Less

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Stay Warm This Winter for Less

Tired of a cold, drafty home and high energy bills – HELP is here!

Through the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficiency furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters, and geothermal heating and cooling!

The great thing about Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program, is that at the same time that you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills, you’ll also be reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.

Low-interest rates and great terms

In addition to offering low-interest rates (starting at 2%), and repayment terms of up to 15 years, you can repay the loan at any time without penalty. And if you sell your home and don’t want to pay off the loan, the new homeowner can assume the payments. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

Save energy, money and more!

The results are impressive. On average, HELP participants::

  • reduce their home energy use by 30%;
  • save over $560 per year on their energy bills; and
  • receive additional incentives of up to $2,250 from utility companies such as Enbridge Gas and IESO.

You can get a loan of up to $75,000 for your improvements. The process begins with an easy online application. The HELP team will then connect you with a Registered Energy Advisor, help you access the incentives provided by the utility companies, and do what they can to make the process smooth and seamless.

Here’s what one HELP participant had to say about their experience retrofitting their Scarborough home:

We wanted to make our home more energy efficient and HELP was a fit for our needs. The renovations would add value to our property. It was an easy experience for us and we are very appreciative!”

The City’s HELP team is available to support you throughout the process. Ready to get started? Have a few questions? We’d love to hear from you.

Contact us at 416-392-1826 or learn more at toronto.ca/home-energy-loan.


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Savings By Design: Times Group

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Savings By Design: Times Group

Granted Canada’s first-ever LEED Platinum certification for a highrise for River Park Condominium at Uptown Markham

River Park Condominium at Uptown Markham by Markham-based real estate developer Times Group has been granted LEED Platinum v2009 Certification by the Canada Green Building Council, the only 10-storey-plus building to meet this new level in all of Canada.

River Park achieved LEED NC v2009 Platinum on May 5 with 80 points. This prestigious status represents a major achievement in sustainable design and construction. Previously only one other building in Ontario and two others in Canada had met the older LEED New Construction (NC) v2002 Platinum certification criteria for multi-unit residential buildings over 10 storeys.

Through Enbridge’s Savings by Design Program, Times Group is proud to be building above and beyond the Ontario Building Code, boasting over 25 per cent better energy performance than required by code.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program is an industry-leading independently audited green building standard whereby points are awarded for energy and water efficiency, site ecology issues, indoor air quality, the use of envonmental building materials and climate change initiatives.

River Park at Uptown Markham — located at 8200 Birchmount Road — consists of 4 high-density towers in two separate podiums that include a grand total of 607 residential suites. To meet LEED’s rigorous Platinum Certification, this development was designed to maximize water efficiency both through reduced consumption of water and reduced production of wastewater. In total, the reduction in water use is approximately 50 per cent compared to the level normally used for a development of this size.

The development has also been designed to maximize energy efficiency, utilizing heat recovery ventilators, efficient lighting, high performance windows, district energy and an ultraefficient building architecture to generate 54 per cent energy cost savings compared to conventional construction approaches.

River Park at Uptown Markham was even constructed to maximize the use of locally sourced and recycled materials, and construction waste was carefully minimized throughout the build process.

Residents here are also enjoying the high indoor environmental quality created by using building materials that are proven to be low emitters of indoor air pollutants, particularly materials that contain low volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Times Group is an award-winning green builder and a premier name in the industry with over 30 years of business and a record of excellence across the real estate development spectrum of the Greater Toronto Area.

Inspired by core family values, Times Group has become a leading player in the land acquisition, planning, design, development and construction of premium-quality commercial and residential properties. With a focus on exceptional quality and enduring value, Times Group is actively engaged in the development of highrise condominium projects, distinctive homes and condominium townhouses in the GTA.

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Go online to find out more about the Times Group’s many highrise and lowrise communities. TimesGroupCorp.com

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Ferguson Jenkins helps Habitat for Humanity benefit from home runs

Ferguson Jenkins helps Habitat for Humanity benefit from home runs

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Ferguson Jenkins helps Habitat for Humanity benefit from home runs

The 2017 Fourth Annual Builder Baseball charity softball tournament was a tremendous success, raising $42,000 (up from $38,000 in 2016) for Habitat for Humanity GTA and a four-year total of $151,000.

This year’s event featured a special guest appearance by Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, 74, the only Canadian-born major leaguer elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Left, Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins with Michael Rosset of HOMES Publishing Group
Left, Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins with Michael Rosset of HOMES Publishing Group

Born in Chatham, Jenkins won the Cy Young Award in 1971 while pitching for the Chicago Cubs. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox during his illustrious career, which spanned from 1956 to 1983. Jenkins also played for the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in the off-season from 1967 to 1969.

In 1991, Jenkins became the first Canadian to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1974, Jenkins, who was then playing with the Rangers, became the first baseball player to win the Lou Marsh Trophy, an award given to Canada’s top athlete of the year.

A total of more than 400 players on 24 teams took to the diamonds at Richmond Green in Richmond Hill for the fourth annual event, followed by dinner, networking and a cheque presentation to Habitat For Humanity.

The competition was fierce, but MNP prevailed and took home the championship trophy after beating the team from the Globe and Mail.

The event was organized in partnership with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and HOMES Publishing Group. Special kudos to organizing committee members Michael Rosset, Josh Rosset and Frances Mangos of HOMES Publishing Group, Tiffany Kohl of BILD and Michelle Vestergaard of Enbridge for putting together the tournament. Their hard work paid off in a big way, with the real winners being BILD’s Habitat partner family.

Gold sponsors were HPG, BILD, Enbridge Gas and the Toronto Star.

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