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Habitat for Humanity GTA awards Daniels Corporation first ‘Developer of Human Lifetime Achievement Award’ (Canadian Business Journal)

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Habitat for Humanity GTA is proud to announce that Daniels Corporation (Daniels) has received the first ever Developer Lifetime Achievement Award. A Habitat GTA representative presented Daniels with the award last night at his 2022 Building Industry and Land Development Association Chair’s Dinner.

The Developer for Humanity Award was created to recognize developers who go above and beyond by partnering with Habitat GTA to provide affordable home ownership opportunities. Developer for Humanity Award The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Daniels for outstanding achievements in both areas.

Since 1996, Daniels has set an industry-leading example of how builders can partner with Habitat GTA, helping local families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership We support that mission. Daniels has demonstrated extraordinary generosity and goodwill, with the combined land and completed homes he has brought in over $6 million, resulting in more than 90 homes in his homes in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Pickering and Aurora. provided housing.

  • Donated land to build 10 Habitat Homes in South Etobicoke. This is the largest land donation from a private company in the history of Habitat GTA.
  • Leading the development of a 54-unit affordable homeowner community on Scarborough’s former faith land. This includes the full construction of 38 of these homes and supporting Habitat’s volunteer construction of 16 of these homes.
  • We provide Habitat GTA with a number of completed townhomes and condominium units at well below market prices, which become Habitat Homes.

In addition to providing land and housing units directly, Daniels will help Habitat GTA expand from a grassroots charity building a few homes a year into a sophisticated and affordable housing developer. has played a valuable role in Partnerships with local governments and for-profit developers. Over the years, members of the Daniels team routinely share advice and guidance with Habitat GTA on all aspects of their work, from long-term strategy to land purchase due diligence, project plan reviews, and advice on construction site safety programs. I’ve been Along the way, Daniels leveraged his own network and called on other developers, builders and suppliers to follow their lead and support his Habitat GTA.

While Habitat GTA has been a prominent partner, Daniels has helped many other organizations create inclusive housing opportunities, including:

  • A signatory to the BlackNorth initiative, it has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity GTA to commit to providing five homes for BlackNorth’s homeownership bridge program.
  • Friends of Ruby Home, Canada’s first home to provide transitional housing and in-house counseling to homeless LGBTQI2S youth in Toronto.
  • Covenant House Toronto, Canada’s largest homeless youth agency. Daniels provided heavily subsidized rental apartments for a transitional housing program integrated into the Daniels Condominium building.
  • Daniels and Sun Life formed a public-private partnership with WoodGreen Community Services and the City of Toronto to integrate long-term, affordable rental living for single mothers at Evolv Rental Residences in Regent’s Park.
  • Daniels partnered with L’Arche Toronto to build a custom eight-bedroom condo within Regent Park’s Artwork Tower. Designed to meet the assisted living needs of L’Arche’s clients, the new home provides a fully accessible, barrier-free and inclusive environment for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Peel Region partnered with Daniels and the governments of Ontario and Canada to offer 174 units in a mix of affordable and fair market apartment rental buildings in Mississauga City Center.
  • Daniels’ Accessibility Design Program (ADP) – A barrier-breaking initiative dedicated to providing a higher standard of accessibility that goes well beyond the requirements of the Ontario Building Code. ADP Home is now integrated into all of Daniels’ verticals and his community.


“What truly speaks to The Daniels Corporation’s incredible character is the simple fact that they have supported Habitat for Humanity GTA and empowered dozens of local families. Not because they had to, but because they decided to.Daniels are pioneers in the development industry.Their mantra, love where you live, It’s not just a slogan, it’s a way of being. They take a systematic approach to every build project and are always looking for ways to not only contribute to the community, but build an inclusive community where everyone can thrive. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity GTA gives us the opportunity to be our best selves and see through the lives of multi-generational families who are living a better quality of life today. They are shining examples of the powerful role development communities can play in addressing the affordable housing crisis while at the same time building vibrant and sustainable communities that benefit all. – Ene Underwood, CEO of Habitat for Humanity GTA.

“Our commitment to affordable home ownership has been central to our work for nearly 40 years. For more than 20 years, our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has demonstrated the power of collaboration. Partnering with Habitat enables all developers to truly change their lives and build an inclusive community.We are deeply moved by this recognition and will continue to support Habitat for Humanity for decades to come. We look forward to further cooperation with you.” – Mitchell Cohen, President and CEO of Daniels Corporation.

“Our lives are so much better, we have a place to call family. We have more space for our kids to run around and play. Owning a home means it belongs to us, and we invest in decisions that change our lives for the better. Thank you to the Daniels team for partnering with the Humanity GTA to build a safe and comfortable home.” – Vidia Mohammed, Habitat for Humanity GTA Home Owner.


About Habitat for Humanity GTA

Habitat for Humanity GTA is a community organization with a global vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Mobilize communities to help working families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for better and healthier lives for GTA families. Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built 23 new communities and helped hundreds of families to have a safe, decent and affordable place for parents and children to call home. For more information, visit habbitagegta.ca.

About Daniels Corporation

Daniels Corporation (www.danielshomes.ca) is one of Canada’s premier builders/developers, having built over 35,000 new homes throughout the Toronto metropolitan area for over 38 years. Daniels is the developer of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a City of the Arts community on Toronto’s East Waterfront. Among its many initiatives, Daniels was selected to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize 53 of the 69 acres in Regent’s Park in Toronto. Today, Regent Park is a global hub for urban sustainable development goals and home to the World Urban Pavilion within Regent Park. This is a joint initiative of the Urban Economy Forum and UN-Habitat, supported by CMHC and Daniels. Daniels understands that quality of life is created by more than physical buildings, and goes further to integrate building excellence with opportunities for social, cultural and economic well-being. As part of this effort, Daniels will integrate affordable housing into communities across the GTA through innovative programs and partnerships with non-profits to help drive affordable home ownership and rentals in today’s market. We are committed to addressing critical needs.

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Habitat for Humanity GTA awards Daniels Corporation first ‘Developer of Human Lifetime Achievement Award’ (Canadian Business Journal)

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