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Ryerson University honours Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree as part of the Faculty of Community Services convocation ceremony - October 18, 2013.



View Daniels' President - Mitchell Cohen's speech in support of Habitat for Humanity at the 2010 Red Rose Ball- Along with musical performances from Jackie Richardson and the Regent Park School of Music Choir.

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The Daniels Corporation brings integrity, creativity and vision to every community we build. You see our commitment to excellence in every exquisite detail.

Over the past three decades, The Daniels Corporation has evolved into one of Canada’s foremost builder-developers, with a reputation for quality and integrity that has been reflected in the wide range of residential communities we have created over the years. Company founder and Chairman, CEO John Daniels has been a leader in the North American building industry for over 50 years. As Chairman of the Cadillac Fairview Development Corporation, John Daniels participated in the creation of such Toronto landmarks as the Eaton Centre and the Toronto-Dominion Centre. He was also a moving force behind the ‘New Town’ of Erin Mills, the largest master-planned community in North America, before founding The Daniels Corporation in 1982.

Under the direction of a dynamic management team, Daniels has developed and built over 24,000 homes and apartments in a diverse range of master-planned communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize Regent Park—69 acres in the heart of Toronto’s downtown. Daniels shares Toronto Community Housing’s vision of creating a healthy, sustainable community and looks forward to bringing new vitality to the whole of Toronto’s Downtown East neighbourhood.

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Daniels partnered with renowned filmmaker Ivan Reitman to build Bell Lightbox, the new home of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. Festival Tower, an elegant residential tower will rise above Bell Lightbox and will become an international destination celebrating the world of film 52 weeks a year.

Daniels was the first developer to build rental housing in over 20 years through its innovative Gateway Rental Communities program.

Daniels has built a selection of FirstHome™ Communities throughout the GTA designed to offer quality-built residences priced within the reach of first-time buyers.

Daniels FirstHome™ Erin Mills was the largest Energy Star® community built in North America.

Daniels has built a portfolio of state-of-the-art condominium and rental retirement residences in a continuing joint venture with Amica Mature Lifestyles™ Inc.

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Daniels’ philosophy of corporate giving is reflected in the innovative Give a Gift, Get a Song initiative, a program that creates musical tributes to raise money and awareness for charities and non-profit organizations such as Second Harvest, Regent Park School of Music, Habitat for Humanity Toronto and George Brown College. Find out more about these inspirational songs and the causes they support at giveagiftgetasong.com.

Other organizations that we support financially and through hands-on generosity include Eva’s Initiatives, a group that provides housing and support for homeless and at-risk youth in Toronto; Mississauga FoodPath, an organization that collects and distributes food through its foodbank/distribution program supporting over 40 food-related programs throughout the GTA; and Houselink, a non-profit charitable agency in Toronto that provides supportive housing and programs to people with mental illness.

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An award-winning team

Daniels has been honoured with numerous prestigious industry awards such as:

  • Home Builder of the Year presented by the Building Industry and Land Development Corporation (BILD).
  • Builder of the Year presented by EnerQuality Corporation for their energy efficient FirstHome™ Community in Erin Mills.
  • Community of the Year presented by BILD for the NY Towers Community at Bayview and Sheppard Avenues.
  • Three-time winner of Mississauga’s Urban Design Award of Excellence for No.1 City Centre, The Capital Condominiums and One Park Tower.
  • 2010 Winner of the BILD, Places to Grow Community of the Year-High Rise for Regent Park.
  • Two-time winner of the High-Rise Builder of the Year presented by Tarion Warranty Corporation.
  • 2012 Winner of the Toronto Arts and Business Award presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation.
BILD Home Builder of the Year, Tarion Warranty Corporation High Rise Builder of the Year & BILD 2003 Community of the Year for NY Towers
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