Friday, 24 September 2010

A Reflection: Making a Difference

Collage: Making a Difference - What Makes Us Tick!
2010 ©
We sometimes get caught up in the tedious day to day running of a company or projects and have to remind us of the greater picture, to be the best builder while doing good (or the long version of our vision: "To be the leading quality building company that is sought after for its innovative design and construction and is recognized for using the projects as a means to helping women, the community and the environment.")

Some key points of what we DO to achieve the vision:
All of the above derives from our CORE believes of:
  • Being socially minded – Wo-Built was founded on a social idea.
  • Believing in fairness and fair treatment to all parties in all of our personal and business dealings.
  • Our desire to create and provide the means to make dreams come true for our clients and the women we mentor.
  • Teamwork and building positive relationships with our clients, trades and suppliers which are based on trust, understanding, patience and tolerance.
  • Our desire to design and built beautiful spaces.
The biggest joy we have is when we see the wonder, pride and joy of our clients for their new home or business. Or when we can help a woman to fulfill her dreams of having a career in the trades.

We want to make a difference in peoples lives. This is why we continue to look for great projects, like-minded people and social opportunities to help – this is what makes us tick.

Martina Ernst
Wo-Built - Innovative Design and Build

Wo-Built Inc: A Reflection: Making a Difference

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A Little Culinary Gem in Corso Italia: Sunnyville Grill

culinary gem Corso Italia: Sunnyville Grill, photo by wobuiltPhoto Collage: Sunnyville Grill - Little Culinary Gem
2010 ©
Having been in our new home, Corso Italia, for more than a few months now, we’ve had the opportunity to experience many of its culinary dee-lites. One little gem we’ve discovered is a place called the Sunnyville Grill. Located at 1218 St. Clair Ave. W., it’s a fairly new business to the area, but it has all the ingredients required of a good eatery. A warm and friendly ambiance, wonderful home-cooked food and reasonable prices. As a family-run business, Mom helps out in the kitchen, hence all the delicious comfort foods, while Loui, the owner, tours the entire café making sure things are running smoothly at all times. In short it’s one of our favorite destinations for a lunch-time break.

Sunnyville Grill also offers a wonderful catering service for events in the area. As a new business in the immediate area we have had the opportunity to use their catering services for a business meeting and can report first hand what a wonderful experience it was. Their service was prompt, the food was plentiful and all the dishes were freshly prepared. There was a good variety of food to choose from and judging from everyone's comments and the empty plates, all the food was delicious.

We will keep you posted on our many culinary adventures in the neighborhood, so check into our forum from time to time.

Lonya Miller,
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

links: Sunnyville Grill: Home-style Meal Cooked by Mom with Love Wo-Built Inc. Is on the Move! Reviews on Sunnyville Grill Sunnyville Grill - All Day Breakfast Hidden gems on St. Clair W?
"The space has been turned into Sunnyville Grill. They offer all day breakfast. I've only been the once--the eggs were cooked to order and the staff were eager. The decor is basic, but it's much better value than Boom."
By mikeb on Feb 02, 2010 08:39AM

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Wobinna’s Dream Home Contest: Submission #5 Houseboat

Wo-Built Inc. Design Competition 2010 Wobinna Your Dream House: Houseboat, illustration by Dawn PalfreymanImage: Design Competition 2010
Wobinna Wants to Know: What's Your Dream House? Is It ...
#5. Freedom on the Open Waters in Your Very Own Cozy Houseboat ...
Illustration by Dawn Palfreyman
Copyright 2010 © Wo-Built Inc.

Another great design idea from Lonya, our Wo-Built writer, for the dream house competition examples.

The Houseboat
My goodness! If you’re willing to dream - the housing options seem endless. Another intriguing idea of a dream house is that of a houseboat. Surprisingly, on discussion about this idea – two different ideas emerged. One was that of a floating but stationary house in a floating marina, no less.

MY idea of a houseboat would actually BE on a boat (not a good idea if you get seasick, but as it happens, I don’t). I think by now everyone knows I love a space that is compact – nothing too big (too much cleaning and maintenance) but the appeal of a compact space is also that of its coziness. I’ve seen some luxury houseboats that were totally massive and could accommodate a whole tribe, but that’s not what I would find appealing.

This idea intrigues me, as well, because of the home’s movable ability. Sort of like a tortoise with its shell on its back, your home goes with you wherever you want to go. Have an argument with your neighbors? Move your boat further down the river. Just want a change of scenery? Move your boat to a more pleasing surrounding. And another redeeming quality would be there is no need for a car! Another green idea!

What I would want personally inside MY houseboat would be sort of like an apartment, except that it would just be on a boat. It would have a kitchenette, and a reasonably sized but cozy dining and family area. It would have to have a separate sleeping area or two (for guests) with adjoining washrooms. A small deck might be nice to be able to sit outside on a nice day.

This turtle thinks it would be lots of fun to see more of the world with my own oasis in tow and not worry about noisy neighbors, hotel rooms and timelines. And, if this turtle hits a nice spot and some good weather it just might stay afloat for awhile!
Lonya is the staff writer for Wo-Built Inc.

Here are our 5 great ideas for design concept of the dream house or home: conservatory, tree house, grand staircase, condo, and houseboat.

You might have some really great ideas to add. We are looking forward to exploring your projects and bringing them to completion. If you have any other ideas please submit them to us at

Wo-Built Inc. is dedicated to women in the trades. We created Wobinna & Friends to encourage women to look at the construction industry as an alternative career choice with a multitude of options. Wobinna & Friends is interested in all aspects of the construction industry. We would like to see more women explore the many opportunities open to them and become successful.

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