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Habitat dedication of 96 Ritchie Ave

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Last week, we were thrilled to attend the dedication ceremony for the 96 Ritchie Ave. Habitat for Humanity build. Our very own marketing specialist Lauren Hughes hammered in the joists holding up the first floor – in the rain!

Although overshadowed slightly by World Habitat Day also on October 1st, the eyes and the hearts of volunteer builders focused on Ritchie Ave. for a remarkable moment. The Sinato family, with mom Lorena and son Bryan were absolutely thrilled to accept the keys to their new Habitat home. The new home will open many doors, none more important to the Sinatos than the accessibility features that will allow Bryan, who is legally blind and lives with cerebral palsy, to thrive. Lorena gave a heartwarming speech to let the crowd – filled with sponsors and volunteers – know how much the home would mean to Bryan. Bryan, on the other hand, could not stop dancing.

We are very pleased to be a part of an industry that is so committed to giving back to the community. Thanks go of course to @HabitatToronto and to @BILDGTA for making our (seemingly insignificant) build day possible. Further thanks to those who shared in our rainy day experience, @EurodaleDevelopments, @MadhouseAD, @RenoMark and of course all of the amazing full-time Habitat workers and volunteers.

Toronto Star: Building for a good cause

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Builders receive a lesson on joists!

Maybe we don’t get out of the office enough, but we were thrilled last week upon seeing Bryan Tuckey’s Toronto Star article highlighting our day with Habitat for Humanity on Richie Ave. BILD’s annual effort for one deserving Habitat family is this year benefitting Lorena Sinato, a single mother, and her son Bryan who is blind and suffers from cerebral palsy. For Bryan, the home will be fully accessible and barrier-free.

We wanted to give one more big thank you to BILD, Habitat for Humanity, and fellow builders Rebecca of David Small Designs, Tami and Shannon of Madhouse Advertising, Brendan and Jim of Eurodale Developments, Amy of Stikeman Elliott and of course Amy and Laura of BILD!

Constellation for Humanity

Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Constellation for Humanity

A home is so much more than a roof over your head. A home provides shelter, security, and a sense of place – a sense of belonging to both family and community. Habitat for Humanity makes this abundantly clear for hundreds of deserving families each year.

On Thursday, August 9 2012, Constellation joined a team from BILD and RenoMark on Ritchie Ave near Dundas and Bloor Streets to help make this happen for one Habitat Toronto family. Our team was comprised of builders, architects, advertisers, and lawyers, all involved in the residential building community, and led by highly competent Habitat crew leaders and site super.

The build may not have been glamorous – the rain on this particular day kept us rather soggy – but our team managed to complete a section of floor and prepare walls for what we could only imagine would be an exciting day of wall raising for another Habitat group. We hope our lack of experience didn’t hold up progress too much!

We got a taste of the task that is presented to our clients every day of the year. Our clients may have to charge their customers for the luxury of a brand new home, but the results are much the same: they use bricks and beams to create homes and a sense of community.

Here are some more photos from Thursday’s Ritchie Ave build.

Big thanks to all those involved: @BILDgta @RenoMark_ca @HabitatToronto @MadhouseAD Eurodale Developments and of course @ConstellationHB and @lthughes

We’re looking forward to more BILD builds!

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2012 Race for Humanity

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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On July 19, Constellation entered two teams in BILD’s 4th Annual Race for Humanity in support of Habitat for Humanity. The “Amazing Race”-style event took our teams from The Toronto Star headquarters at the foot of Yonge Street to Centre Island, as well as to CityPlace, Pinnacle, and a number of other recent build sites in between. Challenges along the way included icing a cake, riding the log ride at Centreville, and using a slingshot to remove some angry birds from their perch.

Our two teams of five racers competed valiantly along with 23 other teams from the BILD community. Constellation NEWSTARs Amrita, Lunnette, Angelo, Simon, and Kevin were stacked against a difficult route, finding themselves running as far east as Sherbourne and as far west as Bathurst in pursuit of a single challenge! Constellation High Risers Anna, Elaine, Dimitrios, Chris, and Lauren rode a wave of good timing and knowledge of city landmarks to finish in an unofficial second place! Both teams ran themselves to the limit and all were equally exhausted by the time we arrived at BILD’s 20th Annual Charity BBQ.

Our teams brushed elbows with a number of Constellation’s customers, including Empire (the winners!), Geranium, Monarch, Reid’s Heritage, Ballantry, and Countrywide, although customer courtesy may have – at times – given way to competition!

The Race alone was able to raise over $18,000 for Habitat – all of which went to the charity as The Toronto Star and In2ition Marketing Insights covered the costs. Combined, the Race and BBQ raised over $45,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Photos from the event can be found on our Twitter feed @ConstellationHB as well as on BILD’s blog and Facebook page. Thanks go to @BILDGTA, @TorontoStar, and @In2itionRealty, and congratulations to @HabitatToronto and @Empire_Living!

Constellation would like to thank all participants – NEWSTARs, High Risers, and otherwise! It was a great day for a great cause.