Giving Back during COVID-19

Our healthcare and community frontline workers continue to fight COVID-19 for us every day. Argo Development Corporation, alongside our partners, proudly supports these heroes. Join us in making a difference during this pandemic. Donate, volunteer or give back to our Healthcare and Community heroes that support our communities. #StrongerTogether

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Learn more about these organizations and their efforts underway below and how you can help.

Trillium Health Partners

In partnership with the community, Trillium Health Partners Foundation raises critical funds to support the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners, Ontario’s largest community academic hospital, located in Mississauga and West Toronto. Their mission is to inspire the community to invest in a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

Oakville Hospital Foundation

“The mission of Oakville Hospital Foundation is to connect generosity to world-class community healthcare at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Guided by our values of gratitude, accountability and respect, we are committed to ensuring our hospital has the resources it needs to provide medical care to patients close to home.”

 

Headwater Health Care Foundation

“We are donor-centred and ethically based in all our actions. Our primary purpose is to grow, inspire, and nurture relationships with donors to assist them in their goal of enabling Headwaters Health Care Centre to provide sustainable, high quality, patient-centred health care to the community.”

 

William Osler Hospital Foundation

“At Osler Foundation, we work to get your hospitals the funds they need to provide the best possible care. We can’t do it without you. Your donations buy essential equipment so Osler can provide exemplary health care close to home.”

 

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

“We engage our community. We inspire investment in Joseph Brant Hospital. We work to make a difference in healthcare for our community. At the JBH Foundation, we strive to live our values: Collaborative, Innovative, Responsive, and Transparent.”

 

Milton District Hospital Foundation

“A registered charity founded in 1980, Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) works to raise funds for Milton District Hospital (MDH), site of Halton Healthcare Services (HHS).

As the government does not provide all the funding for hospital equipment needs, MDHF raises funds to help purchase essential medical equipment and improve the facilities through annual fundraising initiatives, community events, and a combination of various other programs.”

Caledon Community Services

“Caledon Community Services (CCS) is building a better Caledon together with you and making real and meaningful contributions to the quality of health, jobs and life for residents of every age across Caledon.”

 

Knights Table

“For over 27 years Knights Table has served the needs of people dealing with issues of poverty and homelessness in the Peel Region. Driven by client needs, Knights Table is supported by a staff of 10 along with over 3,200 volunteers who are committed to assisting people who come through our doors.”

 

Twas the Bite Before Christmas

“We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to ‘Fight Hunger; Feed Hope, and Empower People in Need’ within the city of Mississauga”

 

The Compass

A Food Bank & Outreach Centre located in Port Credit providing a safe and welcoming place for people to come to for help. They offer immediate assistance with food, and work with clients offering practical and spiritual support.

 

The Mississauga Food Bank

The Mississauga Food Bank is working to build a mississauga where nobody goes hungry, The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga, providing food for over 242,000 meals each month through a network of 44 agencies.

 

Feed Mississauga

Feed Mississauga: their mission is to ensure no one goes hungry in our great City of Mississauga during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations will be distributed in numerous ways throughout Mississauga, including to seniors, food banks, associations and places of worship.


Bringing the Wildlife to Glen Abbey

A new vision of sustainable development

Argo’s Bronte Green site, and future Glen Abbey community, is now home to the first replicated wildlife pond of its kind in the GTA! Beginning as a shared vision of reproducing and enhancing an existing habitat for wildlife, Argo and our team of environmental and engineering experts have worked closely in collaboration with the Town of Oakville and Conservation Halton for several years to bring this vision to fruition. Extensive efforts include developing conceptual and detailed designs for a pond incorporating a range of habitat elements, such as sandy mounds for turtle nesting, and the incorporation of native plants such as the Blue Flag Iris to provide cover and food for insects and local wildlife.

The introduction of this new ecosystem on a former agricultural field, adjacent to the 14 Mile Creek, is a protected part of the Town of Oakville’s Natural Heritage System. It will provide refuge for a diversity of local wildlife known to live in or move through the area, such as turtles, frogs, snakes, muskrats, beavers and deer.

Above photos show progression of work starting in late Fall 2018 with pre-grading, followed by final grading and application of a clay liner and organic base. Over the spring and summer 2019, the installation of two LID (infiltration trenches) structures and landscaping around the Wildlife Pond were completed to help promote stabilization of the area.

The wildlife pond was designed to support groundwater infiltration, which will help sustain the endangered Redside Dace fish population that lives in the nearby Fourteen Mile Creek. Argo has also implemented LID (Low Impact Development) Measures in order to assist in maintaining water levels within the pond and the overall system. Once freshly planted vegetation in and around the pond edges are able to establish, it will further assist in filtering out nutrients and reducing algae growth.

Argo’s commitment to the ongoing monitoring of water levels, and native plant and wildlife diversity, will further ensure the success of the pond for years to come and serve as a model for sustainable and responsible development through vital partnerships between developers, local Municipal and conservation authorities.


Morphology 2019

Argo and Lakeview Community Partners are proud to be a lead sponsor and partner for Morphology 2019, a photographic exhibition depicting an emerging new landscape on the shoreline of Lake Ontario.

Morphology was born from a vision championed by the late Jim Tovey and community members during early construction of the conservation area. The new Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area lies adjacent to our Lakeview Village development in Mississauga, Canada’s next generation waterfront community that will connect business, education, culture, residences and recreation along the waterfront.

When completed, the shared community dream of restoring public access to the entire Lakeview area will be fulfilled after more than a century of military and industrial use. As Councillor Tovey often repeated, “It is time to bring the lake to Lakeview.”


Lakeview Village Community Event Highlights

On Wednesday, October 24th, Lakeview Community Partners Limited hosted the third Community Engagement Meeting for Lakeview Village. With over 375 guests, this event was aimed at providing residents with an in-depth experience of what life could look like at this new mixed-use community on the lakefront, with opportunities to engage and provide feedback on the proposed plans for Mississauga’s latest waterfront development. Please click here for further information on Lakeview Village.


ARGO Tees Off in Support of United Way

For the second year in a row, ARGO was one of the proud sponsors of the 30th Annual Oakville Mayor’s Golf Tournament in support of United Way Halton & Hamilton.

The tournament, which took place at the Glen Abbey Golf Club on June 20, raised $127,000 which will go towards improving lives locally in Oakville. From removing barriers for easier access to counselling and support, and after-school programs for children and youth, to providing access to affordable and nutritious food to families in need, the United Way is making a positive difference in the Oakville community.


Lakeview Village Community Re-Engagement Event

In order to refine its Development Master Plan for Lakeview Village in Mississauga, the Lakeview Community Partners (LCPL) held a community re-engagement event open to the public on April 18 at the Waterside Inn. This session provided LCPL an opportunity to share details on the vision of how the Lakeview Master Plan is being implemented and to seek feedback from the community.

LCPL is a partnership of the Greater Toronto Area’s leading community builders that includes TACC Construction Limited, Greenpark Group, CCI Development Group, Branthaven Homes, and Argo Development Corporation. For further information on Lakeview Village, please visit www.lakeviewcommunitypartners.com


Habitat for Humanity

ARGO, along with other Mayfield area developers, collaborated with the town of Caledon and Habitat for Humanity to help create affordable housing for well-deserving families.

With ten townhouses built so far and another six to be completed by 2019, we are proud to support Habitat for Humanity and honoured to be a part of bringing people and communities together.

In December 2017 we celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony that welcomed the first 4 families moving in – watch the video below to see what the Mayor of Caledon had to say and the reactions of the families seeing their new homes for the first time.


From Concept to Completion at Stephen Lewis

As part of a community mapping class project, the students at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Peel Region discovered an opportunity to develop unused green-space right in their own school yard. Through discussion and brainstorming, they came together with a theoretical design for an outdoor amphitheatre that ARGO was happy to help bring to fruition. Best of all, the project became part of Ontario’s EcoSchools program, redeveloping our educational institutions with a more environmentally conscious vision. The amphitheatre is not only an outdoor classroom for creative learning but an active green space where students congregate at lunch and after school. It’s a space where they can come together enjoying each other’s company and the friendships they made at Stephen Lewis. ARGO is proud to have been a partner in this very special project helping to enrich the space at Stephen Lewis.


Meaghan Zaremba, Caledon’s Unsung Hero Shares the Magic of Music

After being involved in a serious car accident at the age of 5, Meaghan found strength in music and it was a vital part of a long healing process. Her desire and determination to help others with disabilities lead to the birth of The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room.

The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room is a resource for those with physical and mental challenges. It’s a fun and safe place where individuals can freely express themselves through music and experience its therapeutic benefits.

The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room currently supports over 55 special needs individuals across three community groups.

Meaghan has had a positive effect on the community of Caledon and was recognized as an Unsung Hero, carrying the torch for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

Just this year, CityTV’s Breakfast Television stopped by The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room to bring awareness to their mission and encourage fundraising for this worthy community program.

If you want to find out more about The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room or help them reach their fundraising goals by offering a donation, please visit http://meaghansmusicroom.ca/.


The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

Nothing brings Canadians closer together like hockey.

We love the passionate fans, the energy of the players, and the excitement of the game. It’s exhilarating to be sitting in the stands of a good ol’ hockey game; a youthful memory that many cherish.

ARGO has helped young hockey fans in Mississauga make some memories of their own by providing them an opportunity to see their hometown hockey heroes: The Mississauga Steelheads. With a generous donation of 500 tickets to the Steelheads’ final game of the 2014 regular season at the Hersey Centre, the community got to share in the experience. ARGO’s contribution made it possible for Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services to provide their clients with the wonderful experience of enjoying a hockey game with their peers and the community in general. Since its inception in 1992, Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services, a charitable and not for profit organization has been providing community based rehabilitation and life-long support for adults who live with the effects of acquired brain injury. As well, the Halton Canadian Cancer Society Office used the tickets to support their Relay For Life Campaign.

Even though the Kingston Frontenacs left the game victorious, the spirit of Steelheads fans remained high. The Hershey Centre recorded this game as the fifth highest in attendance of the season.