The 37th annual BILD Awards were held on Friday, April 28th, recognizing the GTA’s top builders, projects and marketing initiatives. Over 1,200 industry professionals attended the event, which honoured achievements in planning, design, sales, marketing and city building in 51 categories.
The most prestigious award for builders, Home Builder of the Year, was presented to Tridel for Mid/High-Rise and Mattamy Homes for Low-Rise. This is the fourth time Tridel has been named as a winner in this category.
Tridel was also honoured in the People’s Choice Award category, which is determined by members of the public, for its Aquabella development on Toronto’s waterfront, which was also named Project of the Year (Mid/High-Rise). Tridel was also named Green Builder of the Year for Mid/High-Rise developments.
The Rockport Group was selected as the winner for Best New Community (Planned/Under Development) for Weston Common, which will integrate a community hub with high-rise residential buildings, while the Remington Group won the Best New Community (Built) award for Downtown Markham, a mixed-use development featuring a movie theatre, green roofs and an innovative storm water management system. The Rockport Group was also awarded Best Mid-Rise Building design for George Condos + Town.
Laurier Homes’ Kingswood, a 705-square-foot corner suite, won Best Innovative Suite Design for its layout, which optimizes the use of internal space.
BILD’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Al Libfeld, principal and co-founder of Tribute Communities. This award is the Association’s highest honour, and Libfeld was selected for his contribution to the industry over the past four decades.
“Congratulations to all the winners on their tremendous achievements,” said Bryan Tuckey, BILD President and CEO, in a press release. “I’m proud to see so many quality projects coming to the market despite the increasing challenges builders and developers are facing.”
For a complete list of award recipients, please visit www.bildawards.com.