GTA New Condo Guide, Feb 1, 2014

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In 2009, Daniels first introduced urban agriculture with their community gardening plots at OneCole Condominiums in Toronto’s Regent Park

And, Daniels urban agriculture commitment keeps growing as the company is also collaborating with Highmark Farms to operate Winter Box Programs at their presentation centres located at Daniels Erin Mills in Mississauga and Regent Park in Toronto’s Downtown East. flowers – and the response has been phenomenal. Daniels has partnered The Winter Box Program consists with Ontario urban agriculture specialists to teach, develop and of baskets containing chemical-free, implement plans to assist residents in using their gardening plots locally grown veggies and efficiently. At the well-attended sessions, residents receive the tools to start additional goods filled with six to and maintain successful gardens that will thrive. 16 items weekly – it’s a healthy and Daniels and Toronto Community Housing, partners in the 69-acre smart way for customers to pick up Regent Park revitalization, have come together to create a Food fresh produce, breads, meat pies Partnership within Regent Park with community organizations and and other items to stock their FoodShare Toronto. The Regent Park Food Partnership will increase pantries. For more information on residents’ access to local, fresh food in addition to hands-on educational the Winter Box Program email programs through a greenhouse, community oven and community gardens in the community’s new six-acre park. The Daniels Corporation is one In the summer of 2013, Daniels also launched two highly successful of Canada’s preeminent builders/ farmers’ markets: The Regent Park Farmers’ Market, which brought together developers, building more than small-plot growers and artisan-food purveyors with local farmers to offer 24,000 new home communities residents and visitors the best summer produce, baked goods, spices, across the Greater Toronto Area for cheeses, flowers and more. The Regent Park Farmers’ Market also helped over 31 years. Daniels was named nurture the community by providing new business opportunities for local the Tarion Warranty Corporation’s residents. It was also the site of musical performances and artistic activities. 2012 Ontario High Rise Builder of In Erin Mills, Daniels launched The Backyard Farm & Market located the Year and is the recipient of the on the site of their upcoming master-planned community at Erin Mills 2012 Toronto Arts and Business Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West. The Backyard Farm & Market Award presented by the Toronto featured meats, eggs, cheeses and baked goods from local and sustainable Arts Foundation. Among its many farmers and artisanal producers, plus kids’ educational programs, initiatives, Daniels was chosen to therapeutic garden mazes, waste-free kitchen demonstrations and partner with Toronto Community musical performances. Housing to revitalize Regent Park – 69 acres in Toronto’s Downtown East. Committed to community, pictured Daniels offers innovative programs Residents gardening at Paintbox Condominiums that help people achieve home in Regent Park ownership, champions neighbourhood initiatives that enhance quality of life, and supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations. In 2012, the company was invited to participate in Ryerson University’s Urban Agriculture Summit. Including urban agriculture opportunities in community designs is a natural offshoot of the Daniels motto, “Love Where You Live.” Visit february 1 - 15, 2014 new Condo Guide 041

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