William Teron

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William Teron
Born (1932-11-15) November 15, 1932 (age 84)
Gardenton, Manitoba
Occupation real estate executive
Awards Order of Canada

William (Bill) Teron, OC (born November 15, 1932) is a Canadian real estate executive who is known as the "Father of Kanata".

Born in Gardenton, Manitoba, he moved to Ottawa when he was eighteen. He started his own company, Golden Ridge Developments Ltd. He is responsible for two suburban developments in the Ottawa area - the development of the former hamlet of Bells Corners, Ontario into a garden suburb (through the development of housing estates called Lynwood Park and Arbeatha Park in the early 1960s) - and the development of Beaverbrook, the beginning of the city of Kanata (later amalgamated into greater Ottawa) from a greenfield site in the Township of March, west of the Ottawa Greenbelt.

From 1973 to 1979, he was the Chairman and President of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). He is the founder of Teron International Building Technologies.

In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1978, he was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.