Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is a Toronto, Ontario based home builder founded by Peter Gilgan in 1978. It is now Canada's largest residential home builder. In Canada, Mattamy has communities across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. In 2019, one out of every thirteen homes sold in Ottawa was built by Mattamy Homes. In the United States, Mattamy is represented in ten markets: Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida. [1]

The company name incorporates the names of Gilgan's two oldest children.

Most of Mattamy's projects have been in Southern Ontario, but it has built homes in Ottawa, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta and some projects in the United States.[1]

Donations

In 2011, Gilgan donated $15 million to Ryerson University. The money was used to create the Mattamy Athletic Centre on the upper level of Maple Leaf Gardens.[2]

Prior to the 2018 Ontario general election, Mattamy Homes donated $100,000 to Ontario Proud, a right-wing political advocacy group which used television ads and Facebook to support Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Of the $460,000 raised by Ontario Proud, most was donated by developers "who wanted Ford to ease environmental rules for housing developments".[3][4]

In 2019, Peter Gilgan donated $100 million to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, making Gilgan the largest health care benefactor in Canada.[5]

See also

References

  1. Peter E. Gilgan C.B.H.F. Canadian Business Hall of Fame: Junior Achievement. Retrieved November 19, 2014
  2. Bradshaw, James (November 29, 2011). "Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens Gets a Makeover – and a New Name". The Globe and Mail.
  3. Platt, Brian (June 4, 2018). "Ontario Proud, the Right-Wing Facebook Giant in Ontario's Election, Eyes Federal Election Involvement". National Post.
  4. Maher, Stephen (July 4, 2019). "The Social Media Battle to Beat Trudeau". Maclean's.
  5. MacLeod, Meredith (June 3, 2019). "Homebuilder Donates $100 Million to Build New Tower at Toronto's SickKids". CTV News.
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