Concert Properties
Blueprint eNews - September 2011 Edition

Concert goes "all in" for BCIT at annual golf tournament

Concert upped the ante this year raising a record-breaking $140,000 in support of the BCIT Trades Discovery Sponsorship Program in the Company’s 14th annual golf tournament.

It was a day of luxury and high stakes on the course where golfers enjoyed more than just a simple game of golf. This year’s Casino Royale theme channeled the luxury of Monte Carlo as golfers enjoyed the ambience of themed holes including a luxury beachside cabana, nautical bar, boardwalk bistro and martini bar. In addition, there was plenty of gambling to be had with a selection of casino favourites such as blackjack and roulette.

“Not only was it another fun-filled day on the course,” said Brian McCauley, President, Concert Properties Ltd., “it was also a thrill to witness such generosity from the trades and suppliers Concert works with on a regular basis. As a result of their sponsorship and participation, this year’s contribution represents our best ever.”

Since 2002, Concert Properties and industry partners have been working together to support the Trades Discovery Sponsorship Program. Recognizing the importance of an ongoing supply of highly-skilled and well-trained trades people to the construction trades industry, this program supports building trades students in the Trades Discovery Program at BCIT. Over the past decade Concert has contributed nearly $1.3 million in support of BCIT students in trades and technology programs related to the construction industry through various initiatives.

With the generous support of the 149 golfers who played at QGolf Club (Quilchena Golf & Country Club) in Richmond on Thursday, September 8 Concert was able to raise an impressive jackpot of $140,000 for a truly worth cause.


Final release of homes at Patina

At 42 storeys, Patina is the tallest condominium tower Concert has completed to date. Located in the epicentre of downtown Vancouver on Barclay Street, just west of Burrard, this landmark residential tower stands where the tranquility of the tree-lined West End meets the cosmopolitan pace of downtown.

Homes at Patina feature Italian porcelain tile flooring in the main living areas, soaker tubs and marble countertops in the bathroom, top-end appliances and granite kitchen countertops, along with floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the spectacular views.

Patina also includes a well-equipped fitness studio, rooftop city-view garden terrace and the Patina Club which offers residents a fully-furnished lounge area.

The long-awaited final release of homes at Patina is now available for immediate possession. Homes are priced from $795,000 for two bedroom and two bedroom and den suites. The Sales Office and a fully-furnished Display Suite are open every day except Friday from noon to 5pm at 1028 Barclay Street in Vancouver (just off Burrard).

For more information, please contact the Patina Sales Team at 604.675.9600 or visit us online at

Sierra is certified

Joining the ranks of Concert’s other rental apartment buildings in Ontario, Sierra at Village Gate West now proudly bears the Certified Rental Building (CRB) status.

“Village Gate West and Sierra offer the very best in quality and service for Toronto rentals, and we are delighted to have this building certified under the Certified Rental Building program,” said Rod Pirie, Concert’s Regional Manager, Residential Properties.

The CRB program is the only one of its kind in North America and was developed by the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario to provide rental housing consumers with a quality assurance alternative they can count on when selecting their rental apartment home.


Tenants team up to take a stand against cancer

Residents and staff at Fraser Pointe, one of Concert’s rental communities in Vancouver, recently combined their efforts to raise money for cancer research in a simple yet effective way.

It turns out bottle deposit refunds really do add up – this one rental community was able to raise over $1,000 by simply collecting and cashing in on can and bottle deposits! The money raised was donated to a tenant participating in a three-day fundraising walk supporting breast cancer research.

Encouraged by their success, the collection of cans and bottles will continue throughout September with the proceeds directed to Food for the Hungry.

Can and bottle drives such as this are just one example of Concert’s many CommunityWorks initiatives. A tangible example of how we at Concert strive to make a difference, CommunityWorks teams up our staff and tenants to support the communities in which we live and build. We believe that by uniting our efforts, together we can all make a real and lasting difference in our communities.

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