Jul 27, 2011

Eurodale Gives Back!

We've been very fortunate to have received overwhelming support from our industry, associations and most of all, our client base, that when given the opportunity to give back, we're all over it. 

Back in June, Brendan and Jim teamed up with other members of BILD to help out at Habitat for Humanity's Kingston Road Project, a build site comprising of 29 townhomes that once completed will be home to over 145 men, women and children who are currently living in substandard housing. The project is slotted for a December finish.  You can read more on the BILD Build Day here and here are some action shots.


On June 4th, the Answering TTP Foundation held it's 2nd annual Chance and Change Game Night raising money for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura research.  TTP is a rare autoimmune blood disorder that is considered a true medical emergency. TTP is diagnosed at a rate of 3-4 in 1 million people per year. Potentially fatal complications can result from internal blood clotting with damage to critical organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys. Eurodale supported by donating to the Silent Auction that was held, helping to raise over $80,000.  You can read more on TTP and the event on the Answering TTP website.


And the final tallies are in, the BILD Charity BBQ and Race for Humanity Raised over $32,000.  You can read more about the monies raised on the BILDblog.


Jul 18, 2011

PROJECTS | Custom Home Build is Well Underway

We're right in the thick of building our next Custom Home.  Located just north of the Mid-town Toronto, this new 3 storey home was designed by Richard Librach Architect and is a modern twist on the traditional homes of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Although we were set back with all the rain this spring, we're now full speed ahead on the erection of the house and are nearing the completion of framing.

Check back frequently as we'll be following this build through to it's completion.

Jul 13, 2011

Media Coverage of the Race for Humanity

BILD's Race for Humanity was a huge success and coverage of it is all over the interweb today. The final standings were posted and the Euroracers finished 3rd as well as being awarded with the Spirit Award for our team comradery and enthusiasm for the event. 

Check out the great blog post by BILD on the event,

And the article today in the Toronto Star.

Of course, you can also see more from the event on our Facebook Page.  And here's a little video from the day featuring Eurodale and some of the other racers (courtesy of BILD).

Jul 12, 2011

PROJECT TOUR | Keir Kitchen

THE PROJECT SCOPE   Main floor remodel – focused on layout changes in the kitchen, with flooring and finish changes in the laundry room, mudroom, powder room and front hallway. Plaster and painting freshened the existing dining and family rooms. Custom cabinetry and stone floors throughout create a clean and inviting space that is of high finish quality, but straight lined and crisp.

The original production grade finishes still graced the floors and walls of this home in Woodbridge.  The owners hired an interior designer (Ivanka Radeljic) to assist them with deciding on layout and finishes in advance of calling any contractors to bid on the project. They found out about Eurodale through the Renomark Association as they were very afraid of getting ripped off by a shoddy contractor.

After touring sites we had in progress and speaking to some of our past clients, the homeowners decided that Eurodale had what it takes to do the best work for them.

Shortly after the project started, the interior designer on the project was called out of the country, leaving behind the paperwork, specifications and finishes she had finalized with the clients. Throughout the project, the homeowner also travelled extensively for business, leaving the oversight and direction of the project to Jim Cunnningham (Production Manager), Alberto Anabalon (Operations Manager) and the Lead Carpenter on the project.  Undetered, Eurodale took the information provided by the interior designer and the homeowner and completed the job to their specifications - with the exception of a layout change initiated by our cabinetmaker Jimmy from Distinctive by Design, a change that not only improved flow but usability of the space (and one luckily the homeowners and designer were very happy with!)

The clients wrote us this email after project completion:

“As we have previously stated, we were extremely pleased with your professionalism and skill, and continue to be thrilled with the result of your efforts.  Once again, congratulations on being named Renovator of the Year and on the article. We wish you continued success and all of the best for the future.

And, needless to say, we have shown our main floor off and raved about you to everyone we know (and, for that matter, some people that we don’t. The mailman, the paperboy, and the guy walking his dog past the house, however, all agree that it looks great).

Take care,  Jeannette and Steven Keir."


The project was profiled in the National Post article about Eurodale Developments being awarded “Renovator of the Year 2011” by the BILD Assocation (although they used the wrong client/name info!).   The project is also currently up for an Award of Distinction by the Ontario Home Builders Association.

Jul 8, 2011

Eurodale helps to raise money for Habitat

The 2nd annual BILD Race for Humanity was held yesterday, comprising of 21 teams racing all over Toronto in a scavenger hunt charity event raising money for Habitat for Humanity.  The Euroracers were in fine form to defend our First Place title from last year, however, we suffered a few setbacks and .... well, we didn't win first place, but we walked away with the Spirit Award (and covered in champagne).  Thanks to BILD, Habitat for Humanity, In2ition Realty, Toronto Star and all the volunteers and other competitors who made the day a huge success.  And we'll be out to seek revenge next year!  For more on how Eurodale faired at the event you can check out our Facebook Page.

Eurodale featured in the Toronto Star

Brendan Charters' regular column with the Toronto Star ran again yesterday, this time on the topic of "Do I stay or do I go now?".  If you missed it, you can still see it on the Toronto Star site.