The TVM Group to Launch East City Condos Showroom Sales to Support United Way

We are please to share this wonderful partnership with TVM Group.

Click here for Media Release or read below. 

Amit Sofer, President and Founder of The TVM Group – Developers of the 9-storey East City Condos situated
at the corner of Armour Road and Hunter Street East – today announced the grand opening of the East City
Condos showroom. The showroom grand opening will take place at 447 George Street North in Peterborough
from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019, and is open to all.

Rising 9 storeys above one of Peterboroughs most admired residential neighbourhoods,
East City Condos promises to redefine luxury condominium living in the Peterborough.  Offering spacious
1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites each elegantly appointed with hardwood floors, stone countertops,
stainless steel appliances, walkout and juliet balconies, underground parking and much more. Striking views
can be enjoyed from a variety of vantage points, none more breathtaking than those visible from the
Reserve Collection of private rooftop terraces. East City Condos promises to be a category-creating luxury
development in Peterborough.

Mr. Sofer also announced that The TVM Group will make a donation of $500 to the United Way of
Peterborough & District for every condo unit sold at this and future United Way related events. Said United
Way Campaign Chair David Goyette, “We have introduced a number of innovations to the campaign this
year, and this is one of the most inspiring. Amit and his team are exemplary builders of community and
their enlightened corporate citizenship will go a long way in helping to serve the many ongoing
needs of our community.”

Doors open at 11am announcements will take place at 1:00 PM.

Tyler McKeag,, 647-242-1068
Jim Russelll,, 705-742-8839 x26


Opinion – Jim Russell: What will the political parties do to end poverty?

There isn’t a single community in Canada immune to poverty and ours is no different. Unfortunately, according to 2016 census data, 14,645 Peterborough residents, have incomes below the low-income measure. In other words, almost 1 in 5 of our neighbours live in poverty. With election day approaching on Monday, we at United Way of Peterborough and District are waiting and watching for all parties to share their anti-poverty plans with voters.

In June 2019, federal poverty reduction legislation was passed. This means the next federal government — and all those that follow — are required by law to make progress against poverty.

Poverty is an uncomfortable reality most of us have come to accept as a part of our society. But our neighbours who have lived with poverty know that it is ever present in their lives — the choice between rent and food on the table, the fear of unforeseen expenses you can’t meet, the inability to give your children the same experience others enjoy.

When we talk about poverty, we are really talking about the ‘opportunity gap’ — we all have potential; we don’t all have the same opportunity to fulfil it. Tackling poverty is about building hope — a belief in the potential of all Canadians.

Poverty is a driver of the opportunity gap in this country. It can be uncomfortable to talk about. It can seem too complicated to address. But poverty has no place in a resource-rich, compassionate country like Canada. Our failure to eliminate poverty is socially and economically unacceptable.

We know Canadians value taking care of each other when we struggle — we give our time, energy and money because we are compassionate. In Peterborough, individuals, families, businesses and labour councils show their love for this community by supporting our efforts to make social issues like poverty #UNIGNORABLE.

Last year alone, we engaged thousands of donors and volunteers to raise $1.75 million dollars to support community services for people struggling to pay the rent, feed their kids and find work. Our investments work and we are proud to support 46 partners, neighbourhood initiatives, and programs that build community.

To address poverty, modern government policy must be proactive. For our local candidates seeking federal office in October, it’s time to make the eradication of poverty in Canada a policy priority. Doing so will focus our collective efforts on removing the barriers that keep so many from participating in our economy and experiencing the quality of life that is possible here.

The good news for Canada is that we now have the lowest poverty rate in our history, and a federal poverty reduction strategy with targets and timelines, including reducing poverty by 50 per cent by 2030. But are we aiming high enough with a target that is the minimum of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal on poverty? A 50 per cent reduction will still leave more than two million Canadians in poverty, an appalling situation that will continue to drain billions of dollars from public coffers. Canada can surely be more ambitious and set its sights on eradication.

We know that the billions spent today treating the effects of poverty would be better spent removing barriers and creating opportunities to lift people out of poverty and preventing it tomorrow. Vital investments in affordable housing and child care, accessible health and community services, better training to align with labour market needs, and strong, modern income security programs can make poverty a distant memory.

When we remove barriers, we ensure every person in this community and communities across Canada can reach their full potential.

Jim Russell is the CEO of the United Way of Peterborough and District.

Printed in the Peterborough Examiner


Coat Collection – Last Chance!

More winter coats are needed

While the response for the 1 day coat collection was amazing, more winter coats, jackets and snowsuits are needed for the annual Coats for Kids and Adults too! distribution.

“We are asking the community to look through their closets one more time and bring freshly washed outer winter wear to the farmers market location in Peterborough Square during the hours of 5 to 7 pm on Friday, October 25 when many volunteers will be setting up for the coat distribution the following day,” said Stephanie Levesque of United Way Peterborough.

“It is a short window of opportunity to drop off the coats, but after assessing the inventory from last Saturday’s collection, we know we need more winter coats and snowsuits to meet the needs in the community,” she said.

With Thanksgiving weekend upon us, talk to your family members and encourage them to check their closets too!

“We have received a number of calls this week from people who missed last Saturday’s collection and have offered this drop off opportunity,” said Levesque.

United Way Peterborough staff and volunteers will be on hand Friday, October 25 in the farmers market location in Peterborough Square from 5 to 7 pm. The distribution of the coats will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 8 am to 3 pm and distributed on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Stephanie Levesque at 705-742-8839 X32.


EXTRA’s Armchair Quarterback

It is truly time for people to put their money where their mouth is!

“EXTRA’s Armchair Quarterback for the United Way” is a chance for YOU to bid on

an appearance on EXTRA 90.5 to chat sports.

Should Mitch Marner get $11 million? Who should win AL Rookie of the Year?

Are the Lakers going to win three straight Mann Cups?

Gretzky or Orr?

You choose the topic and battle it out with our experts.

Each week there will be a widely promoted auction with a minimum bid of $50.

At the end of the week, whoever has bid the most money will win an hour of talk time during

‘Mercier N Crew’, which airs weekdays between 3 and 6 p.m.

Click here to fill out the form to place your bid.