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Great Gulf Raises Funds and Awareness Contributing to the Expansion of the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder

Toronto, August, 2018 – Golfers hit the greens at Cardinal Golf Club raising a record $209,378 for Youth Bipolar Disorder at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre bringing total funds benefitting worthy causes to $1.8 million.

Great Gulf is deeply committed to the work of the Centre by raising funds and awareness which have contributed in the expansion of the clinic. This strategic partnership is improving care, raising awareness to encourage early treatment and reducing stigma to improve the lives of teens with bipolar disorder.

“We have a proud tradition of supporting the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder through our commitment to raising much needed funds and awareness for mental illness, one of the most pressing issues facing our teens today. With each dollar we raise, we improve treatment and care for this disorder,” said Josh Reisman, Great Gulf. “I would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors, the Golf Committee chaired by Rochelle Kaminsky-Glasner and all the volunteers for making this one of the most successful tournaments.”

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein and his team of professionals have advanced studies that bring together scientists and clinicians across the hospital and research institute, who are teaming up to accelerate progress in the treatment and understanding of youth bipolar disorder, including specialists in cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, medical imaging, and anesthesia. “This marks the 10th year that Great Gulf’s annual golf tournament has supported the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder at Sunnybrook. With the generous support of the Great Gulf community, the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder has grown from a staff of two to a team of twenty-five, including psychiatrists, social workers, researchers, students, and volunteers,” said Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, Director of the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Senior Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. “Our sustained focus on bipolar disorder in youth is yielding important advances in terms of comprehensive clinical services, research discoveries, and public education. As a platform to speak openly about bipolar disorder, and to hear first-hand from our patients and families, the annual golf tournament has become an opportunity to collaboratively reduce stigma. We are ever grateful for, and honored by, the support of Great Gulf.”

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

Photo L-R

Gus Platis, Eugene Filice, Carolyn Poirier, Aggie Wawszczyk, Rochelle Kaminsky-Glasner,

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, friend of the Centre, Tad Putyra, Josh Reisman