We’re celebrating our 25th year here at Options for Homes and we're really excited about this milestone! (We're guessing the photo gave that away.) This occasion has given us the opportunity to reflect on how we've helped over 3,300 families and individuals across the GTA change their lives through home ownership. Over the next year, we'll be celebrating on social and with the incredible partners, homeowners, and friends of Options. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out what else we've got planned.
Building homes for 25 years means we've been at it since 1994. That got us thinking, what was going on in 1994? It was the middle of the '90s so fashion was... questionable and pop culture, particularly television, was hugely influential. We had so much fun digging into the nostalgic depths of our brain that we thought we'd celebrate all of the things that were making waves 25 years ago. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come.
From our first buildings in the Distillery District to a multi-phase project that transformed The Junction, the Options story is best told in the homes we've built and the people we've helped become homeowners. Here's a look at our impact over the years...
Over the years, Options has been recognized for its role in providing affordable ownership housing in Toronto, the quality of our communities and their construction, and for the leadership we've shown in the not-for-profit sector. We're at once proud and humbled of these awards and recognition.
In December 2019, Toronto Life named Options CEO Heather Tremain to its Most Influential list. [Read more]
In 2014, we received the Ontario Masonry Design Award for Architectural Design: Residential High Rise.
Options was a finalist for the 2011 Tarion Award of Excellence in the High-Rise Builder category.
In 2010, Options for Homes was recognized by the City of Toronto as an Affordable Housing Champion.
Our Distillry District project was named Best Large Scale Project in 2004 by the Canadian Urban Institute.
In 2004, Options received a Co-operative Spirit Award, for Best Non-Profit Corporation.
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation honourd the Options model with a Finance and Tenure award at its 2002 Housing Awards.