The annual BILD Awards returned last night to celebrate another year of recognizing excellence in the design, construction, marketing and sales of new homes in the Greater Toronto Area. A group of 52 expert judges from across North America and Europe determined the winners from 1,000 entries submitted this year. BILD presented 46 awards in the categories of marketing, architecture, people and sales, and in the prestigious Pinnacle category.
The event was held in person, unlike last year's event which was held virtually as a result of restrictions brought on by the pandemic. The winners include a wide range of developers and architects, with some of the big winners included below.
Tridel's MRKT Alexandra Park on Dundas Street just south of Kensington Market in Toronto won out over a list of finalists including 55 Mercer by CentreCourt, Burke by Concert Properties Ltd., and Galleria III by Elad Canada realty Inc.
North Drive Investments Inc.'s 10 Prince Arthur in Toronto's The Annex neighbourhood won over finalists Y Lofts by Atria Development Corp., Perch by Firmland Developments Corporation, and 160 Trafalgar by Modern Skyline.
Best New Community • Built – West Shore Beach Club by Summerhill Homes Ltd., working with McOuat Partnership
West Shore Beach Club, a new community of fully detached homes on Lake Couchiching, built by Summerhill Homes, received the award for Best New Community, Built, beating out finalists Hometown by Acorn Developments, 100 Bond (Oshawa) by Atria Development Corp., and Metrogate by Tridel.
Canary District, an evolving project in Toronto’s West Don Lands, won in the category of Best New Community, Planned/Under Development. Canary District is a joint project by Dream Asset Management Corp. and Kilmer Group, and was chosen over finalists Y Lofts by Atria Development Corp., Galleria on the Park by Elad Canada, and Festival by Menkes and QuadReal Property Group.
The award for Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise, went to Junction Point, where Dundas and Dupont streets meet in Toronto, by Gairloch Developments working with Community, JORG, and Paul Johnston: Unique Urban Homes. Finalists included 11YV Penthouses by Capital Developments, Metropia and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, One Delisle by Slate Asset Management, and two Tridel projects; MRKT Alexandra Park, and Royal Bayview.
Low-Rise Project of the Year – The Enclave by Stateview Homes, working with 52 Pick-up Inc.
The award for Project of the Year, Low-Rise, went to The Enclave, by StateView Homes, winning over Presto Modern Towns by Ambria Homes, Angus Glen South Village by Kylemore Communities and Angus Glen Developments, and Savile on the Roe by Tiffany Park Homes.
Home Builder of the Year Low-Rise
Home Builder of the Year High-Rise
Green Builder of the Year Low-Rise
Green Builder of the Year Hise-Rise
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award
This year BILD presented a new award—the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award—recognizing a member company that demonstrated excellence in promoting and enhancing those virtues within its own operations and within the industry. The inaugural winner was Tridel.
Tridel received the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, for its commitment to building a corporate culture that embraces diversity and proactively addresses racism, while driving change within the industry and promoting social inclusion and cohesion in the communities where it builds. They won over Brookfield Residential, Enbridge Gas Inc., The Daniels Corporation, and Urban Capital Property Group and Spotlight.
A full list of finalists and winners can be found at the BILD Awards website.
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