Julie Di Lorenzo, president of Mirabella Development Corporation, a Diamante legacy company, has been named to the Order of Ontario. A trailblazer for women in the real estate industry, she has been actively involved in all aspects of high-rise residential development for nearly 40 years and is a member of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association of the Greater Toronto Area’s hall of fame.
Di Lorenzo also served on the Ontario government’s Housing Affordability Task Force, is a past president of BILD and is a current or past member of several boards of directors, including for the Ontario Science Centre, Harbourfront Toronto, Tarion and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. She launched Mirabella Development Corporation in 2023, following a career-long tenure with the Diamante Group.
As a new inductee to the Order of Ontario, Di Lorenzo joins a select group to have achieved the province’s highest honour, which is awarded to exemplary achievers who have made outstanding contributions to the life of Ontario, Canada and broader society. The 25 appointees for 2023 collectively represent accomplishments in the public, private and community-based sectors in all regions of province.
“These Ontarians have demonstrated the highest levels of merit, excellence and dedication in their respective disciplines, and they have made significant impacts here at home and around the world,” says Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “Our province gratefully acknowledges their remarkable contributions, which inspire us all to be leaders and change-makers.”
The 2023 cohort also includes John M. Beck, founder and chairman of the construction and infrastructure development company, Aecon Group, and Blake Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), who formerly served as president and chief executive officer of the pension plan’s real estate arm, Oxford Properties.