Inside the GTA - a look at development in and around Toronto in December

By Susan Legge
December 17, 2021

In2ition brings joy to Peel Region

In2ition Realty consistently gives back to its community – and 2021 was no different. Last year, the company was introduced to a small but dynamic organization – Peel Children’s Aid Foundation – which supports local children and families in need of life’s basic necessities.

Only slightly dampened by the pandemic, In2ition was not permitted to collect physical items and focused on raising as much money as possible from staff, family, builders, broker partners and industry friends. With 100 per cent of the funds raised going toward items for the hundreds of families in need, In2ition CEO and Founder, Debbie Cosic and Orion Real Estate Corp. Broker of Record, Ralph Del Deca, generously committed to matching all donations, and more than $70,000 was collected.

Bringing IKEA Design closer to home

IKEA Design Studios are popping up all over the GTA.

Having just opened its doors in the Scarborough Town Centre, three more studios are opening soon in Brampton, London and St. Catharines, and there are three more operating in Oshawa, Mississauga’s Square One and in Toronto’s stackt market.

Open for 12 to 18 months, the spaces are a short-term concept, connecting customers with IKEA’s planning and design experts in local spaces.

Purchases made at an IKEA Design Studio can be delivered directly to customers’ homes or picked up at local IKEA locations.

Online service helps you redesign and de-clutter your home virtually

Simcoe County realtor Nina Downs has started a high-tech design service that provides advice – right down to where your dog bed or cat condo will go.

The process uses either empty room photos or spaces that have been re-created using dimensions for those who have rooms full of furniture they don’t want to remove.

“The intent is to stage an empty condo or home without renting costly furniture, or to help you plan for a renovation or redesign,” says Downs. The company also provides in-person de-cluttering and organizational services throughout the Simcoe region.

Mattamy Homes one of the GTA’s top employers for another year

Mattamy Homes has once again been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers.

Now in its 16th year, the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition compares companies and organizations to determine which are the most progressive and forward-thinking in their field.

“Being recognized as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s top employers for the fourth time is something really special for us, as the GTA is where it all began for Mattamy, 43 years ago,” says Brad Carr, CEO of Mattamy Homes Canada.

The Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition is an annual project that recognizes employers that have exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

RAD Marketing nets big dollars for Habitat for Humanity

RAD Marketing, a Toronto-based sales and marketing firm specializing in pre-construction real estate, was thrilled with the success of its year-end fundraiser. Setting a goal to raise $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity GTA, the company was able to collect $110,000. A collective effort between the RAD team, its clients, and RAD Elite Club members, the funds will help provide much-needed affordable housing for lower income families in the region.

About Susan Legge

During her journeys around world of real estate, Susan has seen the good, the bad and the unbelievable as an investor, renovator and homeowner.

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