April 30 - Development and building excellence celebrated at 2010 BILD Awards

May 3, 2010

Development and building excellence celebrated at 2010 BILD Awards

GREATER TORONTO, April 30 - More than 900 homebuilders, developers, design professionals and sales & marketing experts gathered for the 30th Annual BILD Awards hosted by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) on April 30, 2010. Over the course of the evening, a grand total of 46 awards were presented in a robust competition that saw more than 700 entries overall.

The Monarch Corporation was named Home Builder of the Year as the builder who is setting the standard for the rest of the industry by excelling in quality, service and customer commitment. The award is based on BILD's independent survey of the nominees' homeowners.

Tridel took home the Green Home Builder of the Year award for the third time since its inception in 2007. The developer was the inaugural award winner, repeated in 2008 and narrowly missed the 'three-peat' last year. On the low-rise side, the Green Home Builder of the Year award was bestowed upon Mason Homes, who also happened to capture the inaugural award in 2007.

Behind these builder-based awards, the most coveted awards on the evening include the Places to Grow Community of the Year awards and the Project of the Year awards.

The Places to Grow Community of the Year award highlights the community development that is most reflective of the goals of the provincial Places to Grow legislation. The Greenwood Beach Community by Metrus Development Inc. was awarded top honours on the low-rise side while The Daniels Corporation received the high-rise award for its massive Regent Park revitalization scheme.

Lifetime Developments/Great Gulf Homes captured the High-Rise Project of the Year award, plus three marketing awards for X2 in downtown Toronto. Meanwhile, Niche Development Limited picked up the Project of the Year award in the low-rise category for Edgemere Private Residences. If there was a rookie of the year award, it would have went to Niche, whose Edgemere project picked up an evening-high total of five awards, including Best Building Design, Low-Rise.

Following close behind Niche for trips to the stage was Triangle West Developments who garnered four marketing awards for ART Condominiums.

The awards even had a 'streaker' of sorts this year with Concord Adex making three consecutive trips to the stage in a sweep of the Best Suite Design awards for three different buildings (Luna, West One and ParadeTWO) at Concord CityPlace in Toronto.

Advertising agency L.A. Inc. got the best workout at the awards, making nine trips to the stage with various clients including Lifetime/Great Gulf (X2), Triangle West (ART Condos) and Minto (775 King West).

Sherry Speakman, National Manager, Builders Marketing and Development for TD Canada Trust received the Riley Brethour Award, bestowed for outstanding and consistent professional achievement in residential sales and marketing.

For a complete list of recipients, as well as winners from previous years, visit www.bildawards.com.

With more than 1,300 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

For further information: Andrei Zaretski, Manager, Communications, (416) 391-3450 or (416) 843-4898, azaretski@bildgta.ca; Stephen Dupuis, President, Chief Executive Officer, (416) 391-3453 or (416) 948-8654, sdupuis@bildgta.ca