The Harris and Walker team has a long history of involvement in midtown Toronto. From builds with Habitat for Humanity to local school fun fairs, it is embedded in our business philosophy to embrace and contribute to the wellbeing and wellness of others whenever we can.
Pandemic Food Security Support
When the pandemic forced the lockdown in Toronto in late March, the Harris and Walker team immediately began to search for ways to support our community. Beyond navigating the terrifying uncertainty that many of our clients encountered, we wanted to ensure that the vulnerable in our city were receiving the support they needs. The Harris and Walker team donated to The Good Food Access Fund, organized by Community Food Centres Canada to help alleviate food insecurity in the city. We were proud to make this donation on behalf of our clients.
Gimme Shelter: Fundraiser in Support of Shelter Movers
The Harris and Walker team in collaboration with Rag Doll Eatery will be hosting a fundraiser in support of Shelter Movers on June 6th. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event offers a live band, fabulous food and drink, a great silent auction and more! No door ticket purchase necessary.
Shelter Movers is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. They collaborate with community partners in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver to help families transition to a life free of abuse.
The Harris and Walker team are proud to be donating a Local Business gift basket to Hodgson Sr. Public School's largest annual fundraiser, the Bid 'n Brew. All funds raised are earmarked for improvements in technology, the music program and library resources. The event is being held at Seven44 Restaurant and Lounge on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7pm. The auction is online at https://www.32auctions.com/bidnbrew2016. There are great items available so please have a look!
We are staunch supporters of our local and independent businesses in Toronto. These entrepreneurs, from small and local storefronts to the larger local initiatives, bring vibrancy and liveability to our city. We endeavour to support them through our work, as well as our personal lives.
The Great Pumpkin Give-Away!
This Halloween we handed out 60 free pumpkins to Chaplin Estates residents. It was great fun to see all the children sifting through the pumpkins, sources from Owl Farm of Haliburton County, and choosing the ones they wanted on their doorsteps this Halloween. Some chose to take the pumpkin soup recipe instead and make a meal. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and we hope to see you all again next year!
Chaplin Estates Shoot to Win Photography Contest
We are grateful to our judge, Keesic Douglas, professional photographer and professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, who determined the four local winners and two honorable mention awards.
Honorable Mention: In the Backyard by John Maitland.
Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope you all will participate again next year!
Stay tuned to for next year's contest dates: www.chaplinestatesshoottowin.weebly.com