TORONTO, Nov Twenty, 2012 — To celebrate Countrywide Housing Day Nov 22nd the Toronto Real-estate Board is getting together with related affiliations to host a symposium, highlighting positive initiatives and challenges related to affordable housing.
“Quality of life is a key participatory element to the Bigger Toronto Area’s solid world standing and it all starts with making quality cheap housing options that progress into healthy communities,” claimed Toronto Real-estate Board President Ann Hannah.
“In addition to the key contribution home ownership makes to standard of life in our city, it also has wide reaching economic effects, with the sale of each home generating more than $40,000 in spin-off spending on things like furniture, appliances, renovations, and financial and legal services.”
Affiliations taking part in the symposium include Habitat for Humanity Toronto and the Town of Toronto.
“We accept that one of the most significant contributions we can make to Toronto’s future is to foster chances for the folk of our city to create a better life through reasonable home ownership,” said Councillor Ana Bailo, Chair of the Town of Toronto’s Cost-effective Housing Board.
The symposium will also have guest speaker John Tory, who will share his thoughts on affordable homeownership initiatives and the importance of eliminating poverty housing in Toronto. A Company Director and Broadcaster, Mr. Tory is also Chair of CivicAction, an organization that assembles civic leaders from various sectors to stimulate change on issues facing the Greater Toronto area.
“Developing cheap housing solutions is an exceptional challenge but govt, industry, non-profit organizations and the private area are demonstrating that through our co-operative efforts progress is being made,” announced Ms.
In the past year Greater Toronto REALTORS have sponsored two Habitat for Humanity Toronto houses, while contributing to construction efforts as well. Hannah. “Our mixed efforts put Habitat’s partner families on the path to a more satisfying life and by doing this, create a better city for us all to enjoy.”
A number of other shelter-related causes also benefit from Greater Toronto REALTORS’ support thru the REALTORS Care Foundation, which offers grants throughout the province on a yearly basis.
“It is thanks to the support of associations like TREB that the volunteers of Habitat for Humanity Toronto have been able to build more cost-effective houses than ever before” recounted Habitat for Humanity Toronto General Manager Neil Hetherington.
Last year alone, GTA REALTORS supported 35 local shelter based charities and raised just about $400,000 for shelter charities. S. substantiates these discoveries, also showing health and instructional benefits as well positive effects on factors like crime, civic participation, and property improvement,” declared Ms. Hannah.
Given the far reaching effects of home ownership, Greater Toronto REALTORS have made a commitment to underscoring the significance of Nationwide Housing Day.