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The Genesis of Guizzetti Developments Inc.

November 30, 2010 by  
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Project awardOver the past 50 years, Giovanni Guizzetti has worked to build the future he always wanted: an empire based on honesty and respect. Competing only against one person – himself – Giovanni’s labour has paved the way to a conglomeration of success, a legacy he has now passed on to his son Stefano.

Today, Guizzetti Developments Inc., which has revolutionized the Yonge Street Corridor with high-density, mid-sized commercial and residential projects, is a testament to the fortified bond between father and son. “I’ve never been afraid to make sacrifices,” says Giovanni, who left his hometown in Bergamo, Italy when he was 26. Arriving in Halifax on his birthday in 1956, he travelled to Montreal for work where he humbly accepted pay of 80 cents an hour. Patient and inquisitive for opportunities, Giovanni landed a job cutting wood in Timmins, Ont., which Read more

Fute Design & Art Fusion for Habitat for Humanity

December 3, 2009 by  
Filed under People & Places

PP_dec9The Design and Art Fusion for Habitat For Humanity event, held on Oct. 1st, 2009, included a Go Green Silent Auction that featured sustainable furniture, fashion, art and entertainment. Fute Design thanks Read more

Burgundy Brick Foundation

October 1, 2008 by  
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The Burgundy Brick Foundation held its second annual benefit, Midnight Masquerade, in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, on August 22nd, 2008, at the Capitol Event Theatre. The event was a grand success, raising over $50,000. Burgundy Brick, a non-profit organization, aims to raise awareness Read more