Toronto Automobile Dealers Association

Toronto Automobile Dealers Association

November 18, 2011 10:58 ET

Toronto Auto Dealers Proud to Support the New Ronald McDonald House Toronto

TADA 'Gift of Life Wing' to Support Organ and Tissue Donation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2011) - The Toronto Automobile Dealers Association helped open the doors at the grand opening of the new Ronald McDonald House Toronto today - the largest House of its kind in the world. Through its charitable foundation, The Toronto Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) pledged $2 million towards the construction of the new House that includes the TADA 'Gift of Life' Wing. The Wing was established specifically in support of organ and tissue donation for children needing transplants.

Offering a "home away from home" for seriously ill children and their families, the new Ronald McDonald House Toronto (RMH Toronto) is equipped to provide out-of-town families comfort, compassion and support services during a most difficult time in their lives. The new House provides almost 30,000 nights of family comfort every year and features 96 bedrooms, a common kitchen, spaces for a private school and child-focused programming.

Quotes

"To know the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association played a role in making the new Ronald McDonald House Toronto come to fruition is humbling. It truly is a source of endless pride for myself, and for all TADA members and their staff."

- Sandy Liguori, President

Toronto Automobile Dealers Association

"All members of the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association and their staff can feel proud of our contribution to this outstanding charity. We can all take pride in knowing that families who need support and comfort will be in good hands at Ronald McDonald House Toronto."

- Ron Loveys, President

Toronto Automobile Dealers Foundation

"The Toronto Automobile Dealers Association has been a generous and committed supporter of this project from the beginning. Together we've created a place for even more families to heal better together."

- Jane Marco, Executive Director

Ronald McDonald House Toronto

Facts

  • Ronald McDonald House Toronto is the largest House of its kind in the world.
  • Located at 240 McCaul Street, the House is just steps away from The Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • In 2009, the Toronto Automobile Dealers Foundation pledged $2 million to the new Ronald McDonald House Toronto – the largest single pledge in the Foundation's history.
  • The Toronto Automobile Dealers Foundation is the charitable arm of the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association.
  • Since 1908, the TADA has been the voice of new car dealers in the Greater Toronto Area representing every manufacturer's brand and franchise.

Contact Information

  • Toronto Automobile Dealers Association
    Todd Bourgon
    Executive Director
    905-752-1347
    www.tada.ca