PCL among leaders sleeping on the street for homeless youth [Excerpt]

Seventy of Toronto’s business and community leaders slept on the street last month and raised $1.1 million in one night to support homeless youth who depend on Covenant House Toronto.

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice-president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg was among the participants in the sixth annual Covenant House Toronto Sleep Out: Executive Edition, which included prominent leaders in the construction, real estate development, investment and commercial sectors.

Those who took part spent the night outside with only a sleeping bag and piece of cardboard to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the agency, while getting a small glimpse of the hardships that kids can face on the street, states a release issued by PCL.

“Coincidentally, we took up residence for the night close to Gerrard and Church Street, directly across from the Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation, a project currently under construction by PCL,” Sonnenberg said in a statement.

“I have spent some late nights working at construction sites in my day, but the stark contrast in looking up at a PCL site from the ground in the middle of the night was a defining moment for me.”

The night marked Sonnenberg’s fourth time sleeping on street in support of Covenant House Toronto. Raising $45,005, Sonnenberg was the third top fundraiser among the group who collectively beat their $1 million fundraising goal, which brings the total amount raised at all six events to over $6 million.

Read the full article on Daily Commercial News by Construct Connect here. 
PCL Constructors West Coast is a VICA Member.


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