May 3, 2019
At the Sorbara Group of Companies, we have always deeply appreciated the hard work and dedication of our principal, Edward Sorbara. Edward joined this family business 52 years ago after completing his MBA. Throughout his career, Edward has always led by example. This can be seen not only in the many long hours he has given to the Sorbara Group itself, but also in his extensive work with the local community and industry groups across his storied career.
That’s why the entire Sorbara team felt such pride when Edward was presented with the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. On May 3rd at the 39th annual BILD Awards, surrounded by his family, friends and more than 1,200 industry colleagues, this award recognized Edward’s “enduring career and legacy in the building and land development sectors.”
Edward’s achievements reflect not just a commitment to the home building industry, but to serving all Canadians. Over the past 52 years, Sorbara has been active in various industry association initiatives, including: the Urban Development Institute of Ontario, where he served a term as president; the Urban Development Institute of Canada, where he also served a term as president; the Founding Steering Committee of the Toronto City Summit Alliance, where he co-chaired the Affordable Housing Coalition. In addition, he was a long-standing member of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.
Edward continues to play an active role in supporting communities. The former United Way of Greater Toronto board member currently sits on the Board of the Villa Charities Foundation. He is also active on the Archdiocese of Toronto Finance Council and related Catholic Cemeteries’ Board. Additional leadership roles include membership in the Literary Circle of the Toronto Public Library Foundation and founding the Vaughan Breakfast for Prostate Cancer Canada.
While this award honoured a lifetime of achievement, we at Sorbara Group know that Edward has no intentions of slowing down any time soon. We look forward to his continued contributions to the industry and his community for years to come.