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Royal LePage/Johnston & Daniel Division (J&D) announces a newly formed partnership with the YWCA Arise shelter in downtown Toronto. Named Arise for the spirit of perseverance that women who leave abuse bring to their struggle, this 27 bed shelter is making a real difference in the lives of women and children fleeing violence. With staff support available 24/7, this shelter provides on-site employment counselling, parenting support, addictions counselling trauma and mental health support to women and children using the Arise Shelter.


J&D’s support of the Arise Shelter will be funnelled through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting shelters and ending violence against women and children. Every year the Shelter Foundation raises over $1 million to provide a safe haven and new beginnings to more than 30,000 women and children each year. Brookfield Real Estate Services Fund (owner of J&D) underwrites all the administration costs, therefore 100% of every REALTOR® and support staff contribution goes directly to the cause.


As one of Royal LePage’s largest corporately owned operations, Johnston & Daniel Division’s salespeople and support staff are pleased to be giving back to the community and especially for such a deserving destination as the YWCA Arise Shelter. J&D is planning a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the coming year to create awareness and donations for the much needed shelter. We look forward to making a difference in our community.



International Blog Exposure


In 2008, Royal LePage/Johnston & Daniel Division (J&D) embraced the world of “Blogging” by launching The Muddy York Real Estate Blog located at J&D’s Muddy York Blog is now recognized internationally as one of the top real estate blog according to BlogTopSites.


The Muddy York Blog is part of J&D’s integrated Internet strategy to attract not only local viewers, but also international viewers as well. The site provides relevant real estate related articles and market data focused exclusively on the Toronto market place. The articles are  often written by the sales professionals at J&D, the authors also include individuals from a variety of sectors such as home inspectors, historians, lawyers and host of other professional  fields.


The highly popular site is now linked with the J&D Twitter site, which displays a continuous stream of J&D listings and other related information. The combination of these two social media venues provides another channel for J&D listing to gain greater exposure.


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