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.
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.
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 + Condos – Brandon 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 Factory, Brandon Communications Inc., Design Agency, exp, Firm Capital Corporation, PSR Brokerage Ltd., RAW Design, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
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'.
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.
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.