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Great Gulf Features Wild Abode A Gallery-Style Educational Display CAD House at EDIT

For Immediate Release

Toronto, September, 2017 – Great Gulf, one of North America’s leading homebuilders exhibits Wild

Abode, a gallery-style educational display CAD House featuring LED lighting with soft pulsating effect and

5,000 suspended tree seedlings at EDIT, an inaugural ground-breaking festival that envisions a world

transformed by unparalleled design, innovation and technology solutions. Produced by Design Exchange

in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, EDIT runs from September 28 to

October 8 at East Harbour (formerly the Unilever Soap Factory) in Toronto’s Port Lands.


Wild Abode provides a thorough visual narrative of wood sustainability & sensorial experience. Visitors

can watch videos to learn about the benefits and attributes of wood as the material of the future for its

sustainability and renewability.


Wood is the greenest and most energy efficient building material with the lowest carbon footprint, the

most environmentally friendly of all building materials and 100% renewable. Wood panels are

manufactured in factory environments such as Great Gulf’s H+me Technology where pre-fabrication

panelization increases efficiency, and decreases costs, making housing more affordable.


“We are committed to reducing our environmental impact while creating healthier, more sustainable

homes and workplaces so that both our customers, employees, and their neighbours can live greatly,”

said Great Gulf President Christopher Wein. “Wood technology is progressing at a rapid rate, it’s an

innovative material and with new technology including Cross Laminated Timber and Engineered Wood

Products Lumber, the performance of wood is enhanced.”


The structural value and overall performance is better than just unprocessed wood making it a suitable

material with construction applications that currently use masonry, steel and concrete. New engineered

wood allows for construction of even tall buildings over 6 floors.


About Great Gulf

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes an international

award-winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing 50,000 families with

places to call home; Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S.;

First Gulf, an innovative market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial

developments and large scale design-build industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction

management company, specializing in the construction of high-density, mixed-used projects; H+ME

Technology, a precision engineering panelization manufacturing facility; and Taboo Muskoka, one of

Canada’s top-ranked golf courses, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With

major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire

real estate spectrum.




For more information contact:

Madeline Zito, Vice President Public Relations

Great Gulf

B 416 744 2222 C 647 938 1851