IN THE COMMUNITY

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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/.

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ARGO Expands to the United States with Scott Bland at the Helm


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Unlike the 3-million Canadian visitors who vacation to Florida each year, ARGO is there to stay. With the success of developing communities in Canada, ARGO is taking that experience and expertise south of the border to its new U.S. Head Office in Naples, Florida. ARGO is actively developing over 1,300 units in this highly desirable area of southwest Florida to meet the rapidly growing demand for new homes. To champion this new venture, ARGO is sending Scott Bland, a seasoned professional with over 10 years of residential land development experience and a proven track record for success. As the new President of the Florida Division, Scott will be tasked with overseeing ARGO’s U.S. operations from site acquisition through to completion. His expertise and relationship building skills will ensure ARGO’s smooth transition into SWFL. We wish Scott the best of luck as he moves into this new role and we are certain that under his leadership ARGO will continue to expand its U.S. footprint.

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Growing Ontario Greener and Smarter: Bill 73

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Ontario is home to over 12 million residents, over 250,000 lakes, and the world’s largest permanent greenbelt. On February 28, 2015, Ontario’s Greenbelt across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region marked the 10th anniversary as the world’s largest permanent greenbelt protecting nearly 2 million acres of valuable land and water preserving agricultural lands and natural heritage.

Bill 73 is proposing reforms to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act that would help better engage residents of Ontario on how their communities grow in residential development, infrastructure, and services.

It takes community building back to the grass roots of community, ensuring residents are better informed, engaged, and participating in leading Ontario into the future. It would give residents a greater, more meaningful say in how their communities grow; would make the planning and appeals process more predictable, would give municipalities more independence and would make it easier to resolve disputes at the community level.

ARGO has always been in the business of getting it right from the start and supports a greater push towards smart growth. Our past work is a testament to our dedication to creating liveable communities.

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With an Eye for Detail, ARGO introduces Kevin Singh


scottKevin Singh is known in the business for his keen eye for detail, his advanced knowledge in land use planning, and his personable nature. With seven years of industry experience, Kevin brings a fresh perspective and a passion for developing more functional communities. An alumnus of Ryerson University’s Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Planning, Kevin worked at Delta Urban Inc developing his portfolio and managing significant projects for the organization for over four years. Most notably, Kevin shares the same priority of community building as the ARGO team. His previous experience as a Group Manager for various landowner groups in Halton and Peel Region has helped him balance both the interests of concerned and engaged stakeholders while securing a unified approach to community development. Around the office, Kevin is a budgetary-wiz with his extensive experience in cost sharing management, developer agreement negotiations, and financial management. After working with ARGO as a consultant for a number of years, we are happy to have Kevin on board to help us achieve a bigger and brighter future for the communities we operate in.

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Double the Park, Double the Fun at McCracken


Parks are a focal point of our community and a place for us to enjoy our family, friends, and nature. Working alongside the City of Mississauga in our Churchill Woods project, we helped double the park space at McCracken Park in Mississauga. With an additional 1.3 acres, the new space offers more features and area for everyone to enjoy.

The new features include:
– A multi-use pad and half basketball court
– Hop-scotch line painting and drop shot basketball
– Two cool misters
– An informal free play area
– Additional benches
– A new walkway to connect the existing play area to Stoney Crescent and Ozzie Drive

Local Mississauga Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden hosted a celebration with her constituents to officially open the newly-expanded McCracken Park with a community barbecue.

“We were a strong supporter in expanding the park and opening it on time so that the community had a space to come together and celebrate their neighbourhood,” said Gord Buck, Principal, ARGO.

ARGO has a strong focus on opening park space at the beginning of their developments opposed to near its completion. It’s a testament to our commitment of building liveable communities and neighbourhoods.

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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.

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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.

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