Since 1980, the annual BILD Awards have honoured the best of the best in new home construction in the GTA. The awards recently returned for their 36th year, awarding recipients in a number of categories ranging from 'Best Logo' all the way up to the prestigious 'Home Builder of the Year' awards in a gala held on April 28th. The biggest winners of the year were the eight recipients of the 'Pinnacle Awards', which highlight the best projects and builders of the year in various categories. 

Art Shoppe Condos, image courtesy of Freed and Capital Developments

The sought-after Home Builder of the Year categories were claimed by Tridel and Great Gulf Homes, who respectively took home the Mid/High-rise and Low-rise awards. Tridel landed another major win, being awarded the Green Builder of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The 'Project of the Year' awards went to Freed Developments and Capital Developments, for Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos in the mid/high-rise designation, while Zinc Developments took the low-rise award with their 35 Wabash project. The 'People's Choice Award' went to Geranium Corporation and Pemberton Group, for their Friday Harbour resort-style community on Lake Simcoe. A full list of Pinnacle Awards winners is included below.

Pinnacle Awards

Home Builder of the Year: Mid/High-rise - Tridel

Home Builder of the Year: Low-rise - Great Gulf Homes

Green Builder of the Year - Tridel

Project of the Year: Mid/High-rise - Freed Developments and Capital Developments, Art Shoppe Lofts + CondosBrandon Communications Inc., Cecconi Simone Inc., DesignStor, Montana Steele Advertising, PSR Brokerage Ltd.

Project of the Year: Low-rise - Zinc Developments, 35 Wabash ‐ BA Consulting Group, Bousfields Inc., The Brand FactoryBrandon Communications Inc., Design Agency, exp, Firm Capital Corporation, PSR Brokerage Ltd., RAW Design, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Zinc's 35 Wabash won low-rise project of the year, image courtesy of Zinc

People's Choice Award - Geranium Corporation and Pemberton Group, Friday Harbour ‐ The Brand Factory, The Morrison Group

The architectsAlliance-designed Friday Harbour, image courtesy of Geranium and Pemberton

Best New Community: Built - Tridel and Hullmark Developments Inc., Hullmark Centre ‐ The Brand FactoryBrandon Communications Inc., Drive Agency, Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.

The Hullmark Centre, image by Jimmy Wu

Best New Community: Planned of Under Development - Aspen Ridge Homes, CountryWide Homes, Lakeview Homes Inc, Queensville ‐ BAM Builder Advertising and Marketing Inc.

A preview of the Queensville community, image courtesy of Aspen Ridge, CountryWide, Lakeview Homes

Winners in the Architectural/Design Awards categories were chosen solely based on their design merits, with awards being handed out for categories like 'Best Suite Design' and 'Best Innovative Home Design'. 

Architectural/Design Awards

Best Suite Design - Adi Development Group Inc., Nautique Lakefront Residences, Norte ‐ Cecconi Simone Inc. 

Best Innovative Suite Design - Building Capital Inc., University Studios, SmartStudiosTM ‐ McOuat Partnership

Best Luxury Suite Design - North Drive Investments Inc., The High Park, The High Park Penthouse ‐ Cecconi Simone Inc., Quadrangle Architecture and Interiors

Best Model Suite - Camrost Felcorp Inc., Yorkville Private Estates ‐ Montana Steele Advertising

Best Mid-Rise Building Design - VANDYK Group of Companies, The Craftsman Condominium Residences ‐ SMV Architects

Best High-Rise Building Design - Signature Communities, East United Condos Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects

Best Single Detached Home Design - Tribute Communities, Gates of Nobleton, Wedgewood ‐ Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists, Guidelines Advertising Inc.

Best Innovative Home Design - Mason Homes, Parklands, The Oakwood Model ‐ Builder Insight Group Inc.

Best Semi-Detached or Townhome Design - Minto Communities, Minto Oakvillage, Castlerock ‐ RN Design Ltd.

Best Luxury Home Design - Sorbara Group of Companies, Crafthouse at St. Andrews, Crafthouse Model E ‐ Paul Johnston: Unique Urban Homes, Symbolics Architecture + Design

Best Model Home - Menkes Developments Ltd., Pears on the Avenue, TH 1


The awards also featured a "Marketing" and a "People and Sales" category, honouring the movers and shakers responsible for selling, designing, and overseeing customer care for the countless new homes being constructed across the GTA. A list of these winners, as well as the winners listed above, can be found here.