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RioCan and partners buy lunches for 1200 construction workers across Canada as part of the #LunchboxChallenge

TORONTO, July 16, 2020– RioCan teamed up with its development and construction partners this week to participate in “The Lunchbox Challenge” on a major scale, delivering more than 1,200 lunches at nine development sites across Canada. The challenge, which began in BC and has since spread across the country, asks owners and construction companies to buy lunch for their workers on site to encourage and recognize their hard work. The meals are purchased from local restaurants and tenants who may be struggling due to COVID-19.
Construction staff working at The Well job site in Toronto received a meal through "The Lunchbox Challenge" yesterday (Photo: Geoff Fitzgerald).
“We were inspired by the challenge and teamed up with our development and construction partners maximize our impact,” says Andrew Duncan, Senior Vice President, Development, RioCan. “RioCan and our partners work with many construction companies on development projects. The challenge was a great way to express our appreciation to hundreds of dedicated workers across the country while also supporting our restaurant tenants who have been affected by the pandemic.”

Participating constructions sites included The Well in Toronto, Frontier in Ottawa and the East Hills Shopping Centre in Calgary. In total, RioCan and their partners were able to support 13 restaurant with the initiative.

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust is intensifying its properties with residential development in its retail portfolio in major urban Canadian markets. Since launching RioCan Living in 2018, RioCan REIT has steered a slate of high profile mixed-use developments in major markets across Canada. Currently RioCan has 2,700 residential rental units completed or under construction, 900 townhomes completed or sold and another 2,100 condos and townhomes at various stages of development.
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About RioCan
RioCan is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts. RioCan owns, manages and develops retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use properties located in prime, high-density transit-oriented areas where Canadians want to shop, live and work. As at March 31, 2020, our portfolio is comprised of 222 properties with an aggregate net leasable area of approximately 38.6 million square feet (at RioCan's interest) including office, residential rental and 16 development properties. To learn more about us, please visit

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