Habitat gives whopper of early Christmas present

Eleven families have been given the keys to new houses in Weston, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

The houses are on Weston Road between Denison and Jane. According to the Toronto Star, more than 10,000 volunteers donated more than 100,000 hours to build them. The 11 lucky families each also put in 500 hours of volunteer work.

The families will not receive the homes for free, but will get their houses for far less than they would otherwise cost. The average price of a Habitat house is about half of a typical Toronto home. The new residents will pay that back in an interest-free 25-year mortgage.

Nine more families will move in during 2011.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.