David Lewis started volunteering at Habitat for Humanity about five years after a chance encounter. Today he works on the charity’s salvage crew, taking out kitchens and bathrooms to supply ReStore, the organization’s retail arm. On the morning of Dec. 8, a Sunday, he gave his grandchildren a taste of what it’s like to make a difference.
Habitat for Humanity
On Nov. 7 the community surrounding 357 Birchmount Ave. had an opportunity to meet with the developer, Habitat for Humanity, and city officials to find out what the latest plans are for the site. And what the neighbours heard didn’t sit well. They had a number of concerns, many focused on the one of the issues that plagues the entire city – traffic.
At first glance it’s just another, noisy construction site. But on this particular day, Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” blasts from a stereo as a group of women wearing pink hard hats and tool belts sport work…
Do-it-yourselfers living in the city’s east end and working on limited income have a new way to renovate and update their homes.
The townhouses on Hainford Street, near Kingston Road and Lawrence Avenue, were centrestage for Little House on the Prairie: The Musical touring cast members last week.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto has just broken ground on construction for one more safe, affordable home – their own. On Tuesday, Neil Hetherington, Habitat Toronto’s CEO, was joined by Mayor David Miller and supporters of the non-profit affordable housing organization to announce construction and unveil the architect’s drawing of their latest project at 155 Bermondsey Rd.