BILD Hall of Fame Inductee: Metrus Development's Fraser Nelson

January 27, 2015

BILD Hall of Fame Inductee: Metrus Development's Fraser Nelson

Greater Toronto, January 27, 2015 - Professional engineer and industry titan, Fraser Nelson of Metrus Development, has been inducted into the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Hall of Fame.

With 400 guests in attendance at the annual Chair's Dinner, held on February 27, 2015, outgoing BILD Chair Steve Upton presented the prestigious award.

"This gentleman has been at the helm of major residential, commercial and institutional development in all corners of the GTA," said Upton.

"He is a consummate professional and honed his business and negotiating skills while working for Cadillac Fairview, M.M. Dillon and Morrison Herschfield, but when he became one of the first employees of Metrus Development - 33 years ago - he knew he had come home."

As the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Metrus, who recently announced his well-deserved retirement, Fraser Nelson has overseen the development of numerous recognizable communities across the GTA.

Additionally, he has been instrumental to BILD in his roles as a past BILD and former UDI Executive and Board member. He was directive in the merger discussions of UDI and GTHBA, recognizing the strength of both associations and the benefit of creating one united voice.

In 2009, he was awarded the BILD Award of Merit for his commitment and dedication to the industry, as well as his leadership in encouraging his colleagues to stay involved and engaged in the Association.

BILD would like to congratulate Fraser Nelson and thank everyone for attending the Chair's Dinner, which also featured the inaugural address by incoming BILD Chair Steve Deveaux.

Photos of the event are available on BILD's official Facebook page or upon request.


About BILD
With more than 1,450 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.

To obtain photos from the event or to schedule an interview, please contact Andrei Zaretski at by calling 416-391-3450, or Amy Lazar at or 416-391-3452.