TORONTO, ON – Made-in-Canada apparel manufacturer Redwood Classics Apparel is investing in the future of Canadian fashion, thanks to their involvement with the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation.

President and Founder Kathy Cheng is set to serve as a judge for the cycle 5 edition of the program which, in conjunction with Ryerson University, is designed to accelerate Canadian start-ups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services.

“At Redwood Classics, we believe in investing in the future of Canadian fashion and innovation,” said Cheng. “As a domestic manufacturer that’s been producing in Canada for nearly three decades, we hope to share our business acumen with the next generation of innovators.”

The 18-month acceleration program provides a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position emerging entrepreneurs for real world success. Applications are being accepted until July 27, 2017.

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Greenwin Takes Home One Award & Three Nominations at Annual FRPO MAC Awards
Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario acknowledges Greenwin for excellence in property management and marketing

TORONTO, ON – Greenwin Inc., one of Canada’s leading family owned real estate firms, was honoured at the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario’s (FRPO) 2016 MAC Awards with several prestigious acknowledgments. In addition to winning the award for Advertisement Excellence – Social Media, nominations included Outstanding Community Service, Advertisement Excellence – Single Social Media Campaign (77 Keewatin Avenue) and Best Suite Renovation Over $12,500 (192 Hughson Street North, Hamilton), a joint submission with ZGemi Construction.

Greenwin is also proud to acknowledge submissions for Property Manager of the Year (Derek Brovold) and Leasing Agent of the Year (Malasia Hewitt). “This was a record-breaking year for submissions,” said Kris Boyce, CEO, Greenwin Inc. “We fought hard to be a leading contender among the industry’s biggest and strongest organizations. Seeing our name on the board in so many categories was an honour.”

The industry’s most important annual event, the MAC Awards gala celebrates businesses and individuals who are leaders in the residential rental housing industry. Evening highlights included keynote speaker Canadian businesswoman, investor, author, and television personality Arlene Dickinson.

Greenwin congratulates all winners and nominees who have raised the bar and continue to push the envelope in the property management industry.

FRPO’s 2016 Winners:

Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Ignat Kaneff, Kaneff Group of Companies

Best Property Management Website
CAPREIT – www.caprent.com

Advertising Excellence for a Single Campaign
Hollyburn Properties – Free Rent Contest

Advertising Excellence – Social Media
Greenwin Inc.

Best Lobby Renovation
Starlight Investments Ltd. – 35 Walmer Toronto

Best Curb Appeal
Briarlane – 350 & 390 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto

Best Suite Renovation under $12,500
Cherishome Living professionally managed by Sterling Karamar Property Management
64 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto

Best Suite Renovation over $12,500
Starlight Investments Ltd. – 295 Dufferin Street, Toronto

Rental Development of the Year
Sun Life Financial – Alto – 1544 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Amenities Excellence
KG Group – 299 Roehampton Avenue & 322 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

Outstanding Community Service
Minto Properties Inc.

Environmental Excellence
Skyline Living

Leasing Professional of the Year
Michael Vezina – Vertica Resident Services

Property Manager of the Year
Cathie Wilson – M&R Holdings

Resident Manager of the Year
Janice Mahy – CAPREIT

Customer Service Award of Excellence
M&R Holdings

Marvin Sadowski Memorial Award for Certified Rental Building Member of the Year
Minto Properties Inc.

About Greenwin
Greenwin is one of Canada’s largest privately owned residential property management companies. With Green Realty, our in-house retail leasing team, and our development arm, Verdiroc Development Corporation, our expertise ranges from multi-family high- and low-rise buildings to commercial property management. Headquartered in Toronto, our company has a combined staff of 500+ employees. We professionally own and/or manage more than one-million square feet of commercial space and 20,000 residential units in townhomes and apartment buildings throughout central and eastern Canada.

About FRPO
The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is the province’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. FRPO represents over 2,200 rental housing providers who supply and manage homes for over 350,000 tenant households across Ontario.

For more information, high-res images and interview requests please contact:
Jessica Green, Director of Communications, at jgreen@greenwin.ca or (416) 994-9451

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Sweet 16: Corsage Project Celebrates Milestone Anniversary of Lifting the Financial Burden of Prom

Celebrating youth and embracing individuality, the Corsage Project – in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation – will host annual Boutique Ball featuring hundreds of brand new dresses and accessories

Toronto (April 12, 2016) – On Sunday, April 17th, the Corsage Project will hold its annual Boutique Ball, where hundreds of young women, identified through confidential referrals, will be outfitted for prom — free of charge. Celebrating its Sweet 16, this year marks the Corsage Project’s milestone anniversary of providing head-to-toe pampering and prom attire to graduating students who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend prom due to its high price tag.

With the struggle to balance school, part-time jobs and other responsibilities, attending prom and celebrating with peers are considered out of reach to a growing number of students. “Prom is a rite of passage that hundreds of teens forgo because of cost,” comments Corsage Project Co-chairs Joanne Sally and Sarah Tuite. “Our goal is celebrate achievement, inspire confidence, and to level the playing field for students across Toronto — one dress at a time.”

At the Boutique Ball, participants are escorted by their very own volunteer personal shopper through racks of dresses, hundreds of shoes and tables upon tables of sparkling jewellery— all courtesy of a range of corporate sponsors. Participants even receive a mini-makeover by local make-up artists and leave with a generous goody bag provided by sponsors. It’s an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance.


  • Select Corsage Project participants who have agreed to share their story with media
  • Corsage Project spokesperson
  • Valerie McMurtry, President & CEO, Children’s Aid Foundation
  • Corsage Project volunteers, including personal shoppers, make-up artists and seamstresses


  • Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
  • Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (second floor)


  • Sunday, April 17
  • 10 a.m.


  • A team of more than 200 volunteers create a shopping bazaar with hundreds of new dresses, shoes, purses, pashminas and jewellery for 300 young women from local high schools.
  • Formal attire and accessories that have been donated by retailers and the local fashion community
  • Interviews with select Corsage Girls
  • Interviews with Corsage Project spokespeople and volunteers
  • Interviews with Children’s Aid Foundation spokespeople
  • Note: To respect the privacy of many of our participants, please photograph, film and interview only those girls who have agreed to speak with the media. Volunteers will be on hand to ensure these young women are easily identifiable and available for interviews.

About the Corsage Project
Working in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Corsage Project is a non-profit program in Toronto dedicated to giving the authentic prom experience to young women and men who would not otherwise have the opportunity to celebrate with their peers due to the high cost of formal wear. Our scholarship program through the Children’s Aid Foundation also helps local high school graduates achieve their post-secondary goals.  www.corsageproject.ca

Facebook: CorsageProject
Twitter: @corsageproject
Instagram: @corsageproject
Website: corsageproject.ca
Hashtags: #corsageproject #boutiqueball2016

For more information and interview requests please contact:
Beth Hampson, Beth@corsageproject.ca or 647-539-2116
Stella Karami, Stella@corsageproject.ca or 647-884-9651

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