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Let's Make Partnership With Sidewalk Labs Work
Let's Make Partnership With Sidewalk Labs Work

In the fall of 2017, all three levels of governments, hand in hand with Waterfront Toronto, celebrated the announcement that Sidewalk Labs had been chosen as that partner. Waterfront Toronto went to the market looking for a partner, and then selected one that is prepared to make an enormous investment in our collective future. In short, we got exactly what we asked for. Today, we need to figure out how to make the partnership work for all of us.

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With Gratitude... 
With Gratitude... 

All of us at Daniels arethrilled to be the recipient of Tarion’s 2019 Ernest Assaly Award.Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the 30,000 homeowners and tenants who put their faith in us over the past 35 years, who trusted us to build their new homes.Because we couldn’t do this alone, we are also grateful to our consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers, and partners who have joined us on this journey.

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IMAGINE...
IMAGINE...

When Stephen Dupuis passed away in 2011, the Toronto home building community lost a tireless and inspiring leader.. and all of us in the development industry lost a good friend. And while Stephen’s successes in uniting and representing the GTA’s building community were unmatched, it was his unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility that truly marks his legacy. The Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award was created by BILD to honour that legacy, with recipients chosen for their consistent community involvement and philanthropic activity. We are thrilled to have received the award bearing Stephen’s name,and recognize this honour as an opportunity to further leverage the power of our business platform to build strong, healthy, and inclusive communities.

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In the eye of a perfect storm: Time for action on affordable housing
In the eye of a perfect storm: Time for action on affordable housing

‘We are closer than we’ve been in over 30 years to addressing the critical shortage of affordable housing in our communities.’

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Companies should tap into social procurement’s endless opportunities
Companies should tap into social procurement’s endless opportunities

President of The Daniels Corporation, Mitchell Cohen, shares his insight on social procurement and how the power behind this tool can expand beyond local and econmic benefits. An excellent example of what Daniels has stood for since it was founded more than 34 years ago.

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What to do and not to do with the housing bubble: opinion 
What to do and not to do with the housing bubble: opinion 

"This bubble doesn’t need to burst. A little air can be released, however, through thoughtful policy coordination and timely strategic investment"

Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, shares his thoughts on the current housing bubble and how we can release the pressure.

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Even More Reviews Are In: Ontario Liberal Budget creates jobs and grows the economy
Even More Reviews Are In: Ontario Liberal Budget creates jobs and grows the economy

“We are thrilled that the budget recognizes the importance of investing in affordable housing, and that particular recognition is given to both Homelessness Prevention and the construction of new supportive housing units. These investments will create jobs that will have an immediate economic benefit. As importantly, investments in supportive housing and reducing chronic homelessness will significantly reduce health care costs.” - Mitchell Cohen, President, The Daniels Corporation

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A National Housing Strategy
A National Housing Strategy

For the past decade, not much has happened when it comes to an affordable, national housing strategy in Canada. But housing advocates are cautiously optimistic that's about to change, given the election of the new Liberal government in Ottawa, and sympathetic governments at Queen's Park and at city halls. The Agenda discusses whether there's enough momentum for change.

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The stars align for affordable housing in Toronto
The stars align for affordable housing in Toronto

The stars are in perfect alignment for comprehensive action on affordable housing. Prior to the recent federal election, both the City of Toronto and the province of Ontario were poised to embrace affordable housing as a fundamental building block of a healthy society

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The Regent Park revitalization: growing a healthy community
The Regent Park revitalization: growing a healthy community

Nine years ago, our company was selected as Toronto Community Housing’s (TCH) development partner on the revitalization of the 69-acre Regent Park community in Toronto’s Downtown East.

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