Solmar Development Corp.

Caledon Community Services

June 25, 2013 10:00 ET

Caledon Community Services Honours Solmar Development in Recognition of Their Donation to "The Exchange"-An Innovative Approach to Rethinking Issues of Poverty & Food Insecurity in the Community

CALEDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - Solmar Development Corp. was honoured as a Caledon Community Champion at the Caledon Community Services (CCS) Annual General Meeting for their donation to The Exchange. When completed it will be a community hub designed to bring those with limited income and the privileged together around food, nutrition and innovative programs, eliminating the stigma and stereotypes associated with poverty.

"Solmar is touched by the recognition provided by CCS, and we are truly inspired by what they will accomplish," says Giuseppe Paolicelli, General Manager, Solmar, who donated all the building services to construct a design created by world-class architect, Johnson Chou. "We commend CCS and their volunteers for bringing their hard work and dedication to the Caledon Community and we look forward to completing this exciting project in partnership with CCS."

Solmar Development Corp. was honoured along with 5 other prominent Caledon based businesses including Garden Foods Ltd., Mars Canada, The Beldofe Foundation, Town of Caledon Council and Virginia Yule & David Roth.

The Exchange is the place that will improve the lives of everyone through volunteerism and active community outreach, and bring everyone together around access to food, nutrition, cooking and enjoyment of community.

"The Exchange is a true testament to our commitment of creating complete communities," says Paolicelli, who anticipates the building by summer's end.

About Solmar Development Corp.

For over 25 years, Solmar has led the way in building exquisite single family and condominium communities as well as exceptional commercial properties in prime locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Solmar residential communities are rich in character and personality, imbued with old world values and new age efficiencies. Learn more at

About Caledon Community Services

CCS is a community-impact organization. It offers programs that address the health and care, transportation, employment, training, newcomer resettlement, small business development and social service needs of individual, families and businesses in Caledon and surrounding communities. Its vision, "Healthy, compassionate, engaged community for all", is pursued through an approach that embraces the community as the source of solutions to people's and challenges.

CCS' Exchange transforms a traditional food support program into a vibrant community hub with programs that work in concert with one another to provide holistic services to the community as well as care plans for clients. Food support; education and training; individual and family skills development; counseling and care coordination; client advocacy; employment resources; seniors and youth activities; cultural programming; and revenue generating social purpose enterprises all combine to create a dynamic exchange of ideas and activities. The Exchange involves the entire community and myriad stakeholders in all of its planning, launch development and on-going operations. Leadership from faith communities, service clubs, businesses, farmers, schools and community residents will create long-term sustainable approaches to food security, poverty reduction and community engagement. Learn more at

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