Roncesvalle Community Welcomes New Homeowners

On Monday October 1st, a small, usually quiet, street in Toronto, was bustling with neighbours and supporters who gathered to celebrate and welcome the newest homeowners to the community.

Lorena and Bryan Sinato had been living in a 6th floor apartment unit in a building experiencing numerous elevator issues.; this created a struggle for Bryan who is blind and suffering from Cerebral Palsy. Lorena wanted her son to experience a better quality of life, and reached out to Habitat for Humanity Toronto in May to begin the search for a new home. With land donated by Loblaws, the Sinato’s new home was built from the ground up, solely by volunteers including family members, one of Bryan’s teachers at school, employees from the donating Loblaws, neighbours and other members of the community. AyA Kitchens was able to take part in this special project with the donation of the kitchen which included Manhattan Wheat Oak cabinets and laminate countertop.

Lorena and Bryan received their keys earlier this week and the appreciation and gratitude shown to all involved was expressed in a touching speech from Lorena. With guest speakers from major supporting financial groups for their home, as well as a blessing from a local Minister, the Sinatos are now proud owners of this brand new home with easy access and open space for Bryan to grow and learn in a safer environment.

We are thrilled that we were able to take part in such a touching project and wish Lorena and her son all the best with their new home.

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For more details on how you can take part of a Habitat for Humanity Toronto project, or more details on this charity, please visit their website at


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