Mitchell Cohen, President of residential developer The Daniels Corporation has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community leadership and contributions to the city of Toronto.

The Hon. Bob Rae, Mitchell Cohen, Glen MurrayThe Hon. Bob Rae, Mitchell Cohen, and Glen Murray, image courtesy of The Communications Group Inc.

The ceremony was hosted by the Hon. Bob Rae at the new Daniels Spectrum in Toronto’s Regent Park. MPP Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure, presented Mr. Cohen with his medal. 

Cohen was voted one of Toronto's 50 Most Influential People in 2012, one of the significant developers who have changed the face of the city during the past decade's condo boom. The Daniels Corporation led the intensification of King West with its Festival Tower and is transforming Regent Park through its partnership with Toronto Community Housing. 

Daniels’ ongoing commitment to charities is deeply ingrained in its corporate culture. “[Mitchell Cohen] is a visionary who has changed the face of affordable housing in the GTA. Under his leadership, The Daniels Corporation offers generous support for causes like Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity and various initiatives including the revitalization of Regent Park. He cares deeply about the people of Toronto, and it is an honour to celebrate his contributions with this medal.” said Minister Murray.

The new commemorative medal was created in 2011 to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. As part of the Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations, the medal has been awarded to tens of thousands of recipients throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, including 60,000 Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements and to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to their fellow citizens, their community and their country.