96 Ritchie Ave Habitat Home Volunteer Opportunities and Pedestrian Walkway To Loblaws Update



Please see the following information on how to volunteer with the 96 Ritchie Ave. Habitat Build.  Also, to learn more about the Sinato Family who will be moving into the Habitat Home at 96 Ritchie see:  Sinato Family Profile

“As soon as we’ve broken ground and the site gets underway, the Ritchie site will be posted on the Online Scheudling System at www.torontohabitat.ca/scheduler and volunteers will be able to sign up for shifts. Build shifts are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. If neighbours are interested in volunteering, please tell them to check back frequently to ensure they are able to secure a spot – they go fast!

Volunteers are at core of everything we do – it would be impossible for us to succeed without the support of people like you!


Build Site Volunteering

Our build sites are open from Monday to Saturday and shifts run from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. We request that all volunteers complete a full day shift. There are no qualifications required to volunteer with us other than having an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude! We provide all the tools and equipment necessary on-site (do not bring personal tools) and also provide hard hats and steel-toed boots. You are welcome to bring your own hard hat and boots, but please ensure that any steel-toed boots are CSA-certified (look for the green triangle).


*If you have a combination of construction experience, team leadership skills and regular availability, please contact Pat Laforet, Director of Build Site Experience at: PLaforet@torontohabitat.ca with a detailed explanation.

Please note: you will need to create an account with us in order to sign up for shifts. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come first-serve basis. If a volunteer cancels his/her shift, a spot will open up on the online scheduler. If the date you would like to volunteer is full, please keep checking back!


Current build sites:

1) 21 – 31 Macey Avenue comprised of six semi detatched homes

2) 42 – 52 Acme Crescent comprised of six semi detatched homes


Upcoming Builds:

1) 96 Ritchie Avenue comprised of one fully accrssible home”





As well,  one of the main issues that arose from community meetings was pedestrian access to the Loblaws site.  At the meeting Loblaws committed to installing a scissor ramp at Herman Ave.  After investigating further over the winter, we’re told that Loblaws has decided to repair the stairs at Herman Ave and put a pedestrian walkway at the end of Ritchie Ave.   If you have further question contact MDuff@torontohabitat.on.ca.  To see the current plans please see: ritchiewalkwaytoloblaws