April 25 - GTA's Best Builders and Communities Announced

April 26, 2008

Eden Oak/Oak Bay takes SEVEN awards!
GTA's Best Builders and Communities Announced

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April 25, 2008, Greater Toronto -- The year's most outstanding builders, communities, projects and people were honoured at the 28th Annual Home Builder Awards presented by the Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD) and attended by more than 950 home builders, developers and associate members.

 North Star Homes garnered the coveted Home Builder of the Year award, which goes to the builder who sets the standard for the rest of the industry in terms of quality, service and customer commitment (see separate news release).

 For the second straight year, Tridel was named Green Builder of the Year, high-rise, while Berkshire Homes took Green Builder of the Year honours among low-rise builders (see separate news release).

 Tridel's Metrogate development in Scarborough was awarded Best Community Development, High-rise while Intracorp took home the award for Best Community Development, Low-rise, for Meadows in the Glen, near Georgetown, along with the award for best new home design, single detached over 4,000 square feet (a Wayne Cassidy & Co. design) and best low-rise sales office, under 1,800 square feet.

Project of the Year, high-rise, was awarded to L Tower, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Developments with Munge // Leung: Design Associates and L.A. Inc.

The Project of the Year, low-rise, award went to Eden Oak, for Oak Bay, a resort community on Georgian Bay at Honey Harbour, which garnered an unprecedented seven awards in total include best marketing campaign, best sales office, best logo, best direct mail, best newspaper ad and best brochure. The Eden Oak team included BAM Builder Advertising and Marketing and RN Design.

Freed Developments with L.A. Inc. was a triple award winner taking three trophies for 650 King West.
 Double honours went to Aspen Ridge Homes, who took the award for Best Building Design for VU Condominiums, along with the award for best suite design, over 1,500 square feet for Suite No. 9 at 77 Charles West.

Great Gulf Homes with Cecconi Simone took Best Suite Design under 750 square feet for The Stirling at X Condominium and Best Website (greatgulfhomes.com), low-rise, with credit to McBrain Sharp Marketing and Communications and Shropshire Communications.

H & R Developments Executive Jeffrey Ellis was the recipient of the Riley Brethour award bestowed for outstanding and consistent professional achievement in residential sales and marketing. 

In other sales and marketing categories, Empire Communities Beyond the Sea sales team of Natalia Diamond, Kristy Anderson and Jennifer Kehoe was recognized for outstanding success in selling three buildings virtually overnight while Monarch's Upper Danforth sales team of Susan Mazotta-Dennehy and Andrea Gabor from PMA Brethour took the best salesperson or team, low-rise, award.

 Other award winning new homes sales and/or marketing people were Peter Comyns of PMA Brethour Group and Natascha Pieper of Baywood Homes.

With more than 1,500 members, the Building Industry & Land Development Association, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario is the voice of the residential land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. We are proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.