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Builder Baseball 2016

At Builder Baseball _Charity Softball Tournament for GTA New Home Industry June 8, 2016 highlighting a great day for our new home industry, for BILD GTA, and for Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, for which we raised another $38,000, bringing our 3-year total to $107,000!

Thanks to 24 teams, volunteers, sponsors, and to our team at HOMES Publishing Group who pulls this together each year. Thanks for all the compliments and smiles, next year will be another guaranteed success!

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New Staff Announcement for Active Life Magazine

After 16 years at HPG, Katherine Moore is retiring as Editor of Active Life, effective with the close of our May/June 2016 issue. Kate has been a solid rock for us in the entire Editorial department, lending her steady hand and sage advice through many department changes. She has shepherded Active Life through a couple of major transformations and helped make it the well regarded product we see today. Along the way, Kate has assisted greatly on RENO & DECOR, with a variety of editorial personnel.

HPG welcomes Catherine Daley, as of the July/August 2016 issue, beginning officially in April. Previously, Cathie was Managing Editor of HOMES Magazine and she has continued to do freelance writing for many of our clients and is very familiar with the needs of Active Life clientele and our reader base.

HPG will be supporting Ride for Karen 2016

Homes Publishing Group (HPG) will be supporting Ride for Karen again this year.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, join cyclists from across Ontario at the Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 25km distances, and a Kids Fun Ride. The ride starts from the Markham Fairgrounds and rolls through the countryside north of Toronto.

Started in 2002 as a tribute to Karen Tobias who passed away from breast cancer, 100% of proceeds from the ride are donated to charity.

For more information, to donate or to register to ride, please visit rideforkaren.com.

HOMES Publishing Group Inducted Into NKBA Hall Of Fame

Michael Rosset, President/Publisher of HOMES Publishing Group (HPG), is pleased to announce that The National Kitchen and Bath Association, Ontario Chapter, has elected HPG into their Hall of Fame, at the Gala held on April 9, 2016.

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New Staff Announcement

Michael Rosset, President/Publisher of HOMES Publishing Group (HPG), is pleased to announce the hiring of 29-year publishing veteran Stacey Allen to succeed Bernie Shankman, VP of Operations and Chief Operations Officer, who retired at the end of January 2016.

Stacey brings a rich and varied background in all areas of publishing, including printing, newspapers, magazine and consumer shows, having been a Director of Advertising for Metroland Media and, most recently, National Sales Director for Quebecor English Canada.

HPG welcomed Stacey to the family on December 1, 2015.

New Columnists

RENO & DECOR magazine announces its new Dream Team of contributors for 2016:

Managing Editor, Silvana Longo
Editorial Director, Cobi Ladner, former Editor, House & Home Magazine
Renovation Editor, Jim Caruk

Plus Mark Cullen, Melissa Davis, Vicky Sanderson, Kimberley Seldon, Samantha Sannella, Glen Peloso & Jamie Alexander

New Home Hotline - Home-Finder Assistance Program

Start finding your new home today.

Daily, our dedicated expert on new home locations across Southern Ontario PERSONALLY responds to EVERY consumer request received and updates map info daily, making our listings the most accurate anywhere.

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Michael Rosset receives the Riley Brethour Award

On April 24, 2015 The Riley Brethour Award for outstanding and consistent professional achievement in residential sales and marketing was presented to Michael Rosset of HOMES Publishing Group (HPG) by Andrew Brethour of PMA Brethour Real Estate. The award was created in honour of Andrew’s father, Riley.

“This award was quite a surprise, and I am grateful for the recognition from BILD and PMA,” said Rosset, who was the 2008 BILD Member of the Year and served two terms on the BILD board of directors. “Ultimately, any personal achievements are only possible because of dedicated and supportive staff at HPG, and the engagement and cooperation of so many industry friends and partners.”

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Charity

Since 2003 HOMES Publishing Group's Annual Golf Tournament has raised just over $230,000 in support of Raising the Roof / Solutions for Homelessness.  HPG President Michael Rosset has been on the RtR Board for 15 years.

Active Adult has become Active Life

This may seem like a subtle change, but we think the new name better reflects the scope of reader interest and content we are providing to adults age 45+.

Read more about our exciting new features.

Media Sponsorships

HOMES Publishing Group is pleased to be the official Media Sponsor of the following organizations which promote the value of residential design:
  • Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA, Ontario Chapter), and
  • Design Exchange (DX).

Housing Guides of America Awards

HPG is pleased to have been recognized by HGA as the best publications of their kind in North America for HOMES, Condo Life and Active Adult magazines.

Awards

RENO & DECOR Magazine is proud to have been the founding sponsor of the BILD Renovation Awards, given out every April in conjunction with the opening of the National Home Show.

Doing Our Part for the Environment...

Since 2006 HOMES Magazine is printed on paper made from 100% re-cycled materials!

This is a responsible decision for HOMES Publishing Group that we are proud to announce.

For more information click here.