Holiday House Tours raise impressive funds for local shelters

As one of the generous event sponsors, Loretta Phinney, sales representative with Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., greeted attendees of the Mississauga Holiday House Tour.

As one of the generous event sponsors, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. sales representative Loretta Phinney greeted attendees of the Mississauga Holiday House Tour.

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation was the beneficiary of Holiday House Tours, a unique event that took place in four Ontario communities in November. Close to one thousand people attended these weekend community events which provided holiday décor inspiration while raising critical funds for local women’s shelters. Select homes were beautifully decorated in a variety of themes by local designers. Attendees travelled from home to home, gathering creative ideas and enjoying festive treats.

Royal LePage Locations North in Collingwood and Creemore, Ontario proudly sponsored the tours in their communities, raising an impressive $31,000, in support of My Friend’s House shelter. This was the first year the company sponsored the entire event. They had previously organized the fundraising auction that takes place as part of the Tour. Many Royal LePage Locations North agents served as “greeters” at the featured homes and they once again secured exciting items for a silent auction.

Inspired by the success of the Tours in Collingwood and Creemore, agents at Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. (Bayview branch) organized the first Holiday House Tour in the community of Leaside in Toronto. In south Mississauga, Ontario, agents at the Lakeshore office of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. helped to organize the local Holiday House Tour. These inaugural events raised $10,000 through ticket sales and silent auctions, with funds raised in support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation benefitting Toronto’s Interval House and Mississauga’s Armagh shelter.

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Dining room featured on the Holiday House Tour in the community of Leaside in Toronto, ON. Photography © Thea Menagh.

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