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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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HOMES Publishing Group Announcement: Senior Digital Editor – Wayne Karl

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HOMES Publishing Group Announcement: Senior Digital Editor – Wayne Karl

HOMES Publishing Group is pleased to announce that established, award-winning journalist Wayne Karl has joined the team as Senior Digital Editor, effective September 17, 2018.

Wayne was most recently, the Managing Editor at NextHome (a division of Yellow Pages), where he managed a national network of new home and condo and rental publications across Canada, as well as related digital products, social media platforms and content syndication partnerships.

Wayne’s previous career stops include major media companies such as Rogers Media, Transcontinental, and in a freelance capacity, at BellMedia.

His work has appeared in Huffington Post, Canadian Real Estate Magazine, Canadian Business, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Financial Post, The Toronto Sun, Marketing Magazine, Profit Magazine and other high profile print, digital and television media outlets.

Wayne will lead the digital content generation for myhomepage.ca in both the new home and new condo categories and enhance the adult-lifestyle and product categories. He will also drive HPG’s social media platforms and represent our properties at industry functions.

“I am thrilled to join the team at HOMES Publishing Group,” says Karl. “My passion and experience in real estate content is an ideal match for HPG’s strategy to elevate its digital footprint in this space and to grow its business in general. In addition, the opportunity to work with such an established team of professionals was one that was too good to pass up.”


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HOMES Publishing Group launches new official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) in association with HOMES Publishing Group (HPG) is proud to announce that, beginning in 2018, Building Excellence is the new and official national magazine of the association.

Reflecting the dynamic energy and innovation that are the hallmarks of CHBA members, Building Excellence will provide wide ranging and timely insight into all aspects of the residential construction business. From new technology and products, to business and financial management, to marketing and sales.

CHBA shares a commitment with HPG to make Building Excellence the must read journal covering the home building, renovation and development industry in Canada.

HOMES Publishing Group is Canada’s leading source of home-related and award-winning magazines, web sites, newsletters and their 33 years of experience working within the industry will help ensure that Building Excellence is the most valued print information resource for CHBA’s members.

HPG also publishes HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DECOR, Renovation Contractor, and Ontario Design, as well as acting as the publisher of the Building Industry and Land Development’s (BILD) membership guide, the Durham Region Home Builders’ (DRHBA) membership guide and the programs for the National Home Show, GTA Home & Reno Show and the Toronto Fall Home Show. HPG and Renovation Contractor are also producers the annual Renovators’ Roundtable, a three-day trade show.

With a circulation of over 12,000 and anticipated readership of well over 25,000, Building Excellence is the only business magazine distributed to all CHBA member-companies, from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

HPG has exclusive access to the association’s member database, ensuring new members get this great resource as soon as they join.

CHBA is very pleased to be working with experienced and talented staff at HPG in this next generation of the magazine, which is sure to be extremely popular with its members, both in hard copy and online.

CHBA member companies build more than 80 per cent of all new homes in Canada, develop new communities from coast to coast to coast, and represent the professional home renovation industry.

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HPG's 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Homes Publishing Group Charity Golf Tournament

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Homes Publishing Group Charity Golf Tournament

Our publisher, the Homes Publishing Group, is hosting its 14th annual charity golf tournament in support of Raising The Roof. The event takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City, Ont. That’s a week from today! For more information and to register, click here.

 

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Homes Publishing Group Charity Golf Tournament

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Homes Publishing Group Charity Golf Tournament

In three weeks, our publisher, the Homes Publishing Group, is hosting its 14th annual charity golf tournament in support of Raising The Roof. The event takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City, Ont. For more information and to register, click here.

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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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eNewsletter - April 2017

Celebrating Exceptional Renovators

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Celebrating Exceptional Renovators

The GTA’s top renovators and custom homebuilders were recognized by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) at its annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards, sponsored by RENO & DECOR magazine, published by HOMES Publishing Group (HPG).

Created by BILD in 1999, the awards program recognizes renovators for professionalism, quality of work and industry leadership. A team of industry professionals evaluates nominees and the Renovator of the Year award is also decided based on survey results from clients.

Samantha Sannella, design and architecture editor of RENO & DECOR, was the host for the event, held at the Automotive Building at the Exhibition grounds on the opening day of the National Home Show. Members of HPG’s team were presenters of the awards on behalf of RENO & DECOR.

The Renovator of the Year award, which recognizes the renovator who sets the standard for the rest of the sector in their leadership and commitment to customer service and their contribution to the overall image of the renovation industry, was presented to Men at Work Design Build Ltd. by Michael Rosset, founder and publisher of HPG.

Men at Work also earned the Best Renovation $300,000 to $500,000 for expanding a small cramped semi into an extended spacious family home, and the Best Home Renovation $75,000 to $150,000 for converting a dark and dated kitchen to a bright and open eating and entertaining area.

The Best Renovation Under $75,000 was awarded to Binns Kitchen + Bath Design for transforming an out-dated kitchen into a large contemporary space featuring an open concept design.

Super 7 Group won the Best Renovation $150,000 to $300,000 award for its unique renovation and complete interior demolition of an existing house on Lake Ontario.

Two renovators shared the award for Best Renovation $500,000 or more. Lewitt Construction Inc. won for maintaining the facade of a 1940s Tudor home while completely gutting and transforming the interior to a modern space. Co-winner TIPEQ Inc. reinvented a 1905 beach home as a light-filled, energy-efficient modern home.

Keystone Ridge Developments won the award for Best Condominium Renovation for renovating a 1,800-square-foot Toronto condo and giving it an elegant modern look.

Chatsworth Fines Homes was presented with the Best Custom Home Award for creating a beautiful luxury home that includes environmentally sustainable features.

The team from HOMES Publishing Group, from left: Gale Beeby, Jessica MacInnis, Silvana Longo, Trish Sutton, Amanda Bell, Fay Splett, Michael Rosset, Tony Loria, Sonia Presotto and Samantha Sannella.

Special awards were also presented during the lunch.

Jim Cunningham of Eurodale Developments was named Member of the Year. Cunningham has been a member of the BILD for over a decade and has been the recipient of the Renovator of the Year award three times since 2010.

“Jim continues to demonstrate excellence in all aspects of home renovation year after year and is an invaluable ambassador of our RenoMark program,” said Bryan Tuckey, president and CEO of BILD. “The Member of the Year award is presented to an individual who has stood out when it comes to volunteerism, participation and commitment.”

Lou Frustaglio of Dreambuilders Inc. and Frank Cohn of Cohn Construction were inducted into BILD’s Hall of Fame.

Frustaglio is a longstanding member of the renovation community and actively engaged at the local, provincial and national levels, Tuckey noted. “He felt this was the best way for him to give back to an industry that had provided him so much opportunity and success.

Throughout the years, Frustaglio has seen many changes and has worked hard to raise the standard in quality and professionalism of the residential renovation industry.

Frank Cohn has received the prestigious Renovator of the Year award three times over a span of 25 years.

“His leadership and efforts have helped raise the standard for all renovators and have contributed to enhancing the public image of renovators in the GTA,” Tuckey said in introducing Cohn. “He runs a one-man show and with the collaboration of trusted suppliers continues to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

He’s been a strong ambassador of the RenoMark program and very involved with the association throughout his career. He was chair of the Renovator and Custom Builder Council and has continued to serve and attend the monthly council meetings.

“In fact, he holds a record of over 19 years without ever missing a Renovator and Custom Builder Council meeting,” Tuckey noted. “Now that’s some feat.”

Cohn hosts the Home Improvement Show on Newstalk 1010, sharing his extensive knowledge of home renovations and repairs.

“This year’s winners demonstrate the importance of working with professional renovators and custom builders while raising the bar for the rest of the industry,” said BILD vice president of membership and RenoMark program manager, Helen Batista. “As the RenoMark program grows, so does the quality of the submissions we receive every year.”

All award winners are members of the national RenoMark program operating in the GTA. The program helps homeowners identify and find professional renovators who have agreed to abide by a renovation-specific Code of Conduct. Contact information for all RenoMark renovators is accessible in a searchable online database at www.renomark.ca.

A complete list of winners can be found in the GTA section of www.renomark.ca.

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HOMES Publishing Group’s New Website

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January 2017 eNewsletter

All things home are just a click away!

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All things home are just a click away!

by Gale Beeby
Editor, HOMES Publishing Group

The tagline for HOMES Publishing Group (HPG) — “Everything for your home under our roof” — has never been truer than now with the anticipated launch of our new and exciting website, MyHomePage.ca.

HPG, the publisher of HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Renovation Contractor and Ontario Design, has aggregated all of its content — plus web exclusives and videos — into one dynamic and searchable website to make it easier for consumers to quickly find exactly what they want.

“This has been a long time in the planning and execution stages and I’m extraordinarily pleased with MyHomePage.ca,” says Michael Rosset, founder and publisher of HPG. “It will be great for all our readers, with unique content plus links to condo developments and home projects across Southern Ontario.”

The interactive site includes detailed maps listing current developments, community profiles, links to all the top builders in Southern Ontario, as well as new products and services for your home.

Your search for a new home or condo should begin with MyHomePage.ca. You can search by builder, location, type of housing and price range.

And once you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll need some advice on decorating your new space. Our design experts can help guide you.

Want to renovate your existing home? We’ll tell you where to start and our roster of experts will inspire you.

Planning a holiday? We’ve got plenty of suggestions for sun and sand vacations as well as adventure travel.

Plus you’ll find features on gardening, finances, beauty, health and wellness, gardening and technology. We will also keep you up-to-date on all the industry news.

Oh, and did I mention the contests? Lots of them. Go to MyHomePage.ca to enter to win fabulous merchandise from our many advertisers.

MyHomePage.ca is a sensational new offering from HPG and adds to its current home-finder app, New Home & Condo Hunter, as well as our homebuyer personal assistance service, New Home Hotline.

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