GTA's best builders, communities and design honoured



    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - The year's most outstanding builders,
communities, building design and people were honoured at the 27th annual home
builder awards presented by the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association -
Urban Development Institute and attended by more than 900 home builders,
developers and associate members.
    Mattamy Homes garnered the home builder of the year award - becoming only
the second builder to win this award twice. This prestigious award goes to the
builder who sets the standard for the rest of the industry in terms of
quality, service and customer commitment. An independent survey of all home
builder of the year finalists' homeowners is a key component of the judging
process (see separate news release).
    Mattamy Homes also took home awards for best community development -
low-rise for Hawthorne Village in Milton and best townhome design under 1,500
sq. ft. for Summerside in Scarborough.
    The inaugural green builder of the year awards went to Tridel Corporation
(high-rise) and Mason Homes (low-rise) for pioneering work in
environmentally-friendly development (see separate news release).
    TAS Design Build's M5V condominium won the award for best community
development (high-rise) as well as and best building design, best suite design
over 1,500 sq. ft. and best high-rise sales office over 1,800 sq. ft. The TAS
team included 52 Pick-up, The Communications Group and Core Architects.
    Rivertowne, part of the revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park, earned
Intracorp Projects Ltd. four low-rise awards including project of the year,
best sales office under 1,800 sq. ft, best marketing campaign and best project
logo, along with agencies BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing and Guidelines
Advertising and architects Kearns Mancini Architects/Montgomery Sisam
Architects.
    Project of the year - high-rise was awarded to 550 Wellington West Hotel
and Condos, located in Toronto's fashion district. 550 Wellington also
garnered the award for best brochure - high-rise and best magazine ad -
high-rise with agency L.A. Inc.
    Other big award winners included Baywood Homes with agency Montana
Steele, who claimed four high-rise awards for The Bohemian Embassy: best
direct mail; best newspaper ad; best project signage; and best marketing
campaign.
    Berkley Homes with RN Design took best new home design, single over 2,000
sq. ft and single over 3,000 sq. ft. for The Estates of Gordon Woods and best
townhome design over 1,500 sq. ft. for Brownstone Lane. RN Design scored three
additional design awards with clients Eden Oak, Cachet Estates and Emery
Homes.
    Great Gulf Homes also captured three awards winning best model suite,
best suite design under 750 sq. ft and over 750 sq. ft. for X The Condominium
    Advertising guru Lawrence Ayliffe was the recipient of the Riley Brethour
award bestowed for outstanding and consistent professional achievement in
residential sales and marketing. Ayliffe has been involved in marketing more
than 75,000 homes and condos in over 300 projects in his 30 year career.
    Other award winning new homes sales and marketing people were Jenny Pan
and Shawn Richardson from broker PMA Brethour for eko Markham Centre by
Liberty Development Corporation, Shannon McGee and Nick Hill from Norman Hill
Realty Inc. for Hawthorne Village and Hawthorne Village on the Escarpment by
Mattamy Homes North Halton Division and the Monarch sales and marketing team.
    With more than 1,500 members, GTHBA-UDI, 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.

    Note to editors: Separate, more detailed releases on the home builder of
the year and green builders of the year are posted at
www.gthba.ca/media_releases.asp. Photos of winners and winning projects
available on request

    
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    PINNACLE AWARDS
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    Home Builder Of The Year          Mattamy Homes
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    Green Builder Of The Year -
     High-Rise                        Tridel
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    Green Builder Of The Year -
     Low-Rise                         Mason Homes
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    Best Community Development -      TAS Design Build, M5V Condominiums
     High-Rise                        52 Pick-up Inc., The Communications
                                      Group, CORE Architects
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    Best Community Development -      Mattamy Homes North Halton Division,
     Low-rise                         Hawthorne Village
                                      Payne + Associates Advertising,
                                      Shropshire Communications Group,
                                      Quadra Design Studios
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    Project Of The Year - High-Rise   Freed Developments Ltd., 550 Wellington
                                      West Hotel and Condominiums
                                      L.A. Inc., Brandon Communications Inc.
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    Project Of The Year - Low-Rise    Intracorp Projects Ltd., Rivertowne,
                                      Guidelines Advertising, Kearns Mancini
                                      Architects/Montgomery Sisam Architects
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    Riley Brethour Award              Lawrence Ayliffe, L.A. Inc.
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    ADVERTISING AND MARKETING AWARDS
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    Best Direct Mail - High-Rise      Baywood Homes, Bohemian Embassy Flats
                                      and Lofts, Montana Steele Advertising
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    Best Direct Mail - Low-Rise       Forum Developments and Amandus
                                      Developments, The Enclave, Partnership
                                      Marketing
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    Best Newspaper Ad - High-Rise     Baywood Homes, Bohemian Embassy Flats
                                      and Lofts, Montana Steele Advertising
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    Best Newspaper Ad - Low-Rise      Red Leaves, Partnership Marketing
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    Best Magazine Ad - High-Rise      Freed Developments Ltd., 550 Wellington
                                      West Hotel and Condominiums, L.A. Inc
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    Best Magazine Ad - Low-Rise       National Homes, Corporate, Partnership
                                      Marketing
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    Best Brochure - High-Rise         Freed Developments Ltd., 550 Wellington
                                      West Hotel and Condominiums, L.A. Inc
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    Best Brochure - Low-Rise          Empire Communities, The Estates of
                                      Wyndance, Montana Steele Advertising
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    Best Project Logo - High-Rise     Aspen Ridge Homes, VU, The Brand
                                      Factory
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    Best Project Logo - Low-Rise      Intracorp Projects Ltd., Rivertowne,
                                      BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing
                                      Inc.
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    Best Project Signage - High-Rise  Baywood Homes, Bohemian Embassy Flats
                                      and Lofts, Montana Steele Advertising
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    Best Project Signage - Low-Rise   Liza Homes, Corporate, BAM Builder
                                      Advertising & Marketing Inc.
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    Best Website - High-Rise          Aspen Ridge Homes, www.vuliving.ca,
                                      The Brand Factory
                                      Freed Developments Ltd.,
                                      www.550wellington.com, L.A. Inc.
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    Best Website - Low-Rise           Branthaven Homes, www.branthaven.com,
                                      BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing
                                      Inc.
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    Best Marketing Campaign -         Baywood Homes, Bohemian Embassy Flats
     High-Rise                        and Lofts, Montana Steele Advertising
                                      Freed Developments Ltd., 550 Wellington
                                      West Hotel and Condominiums, L.A. Inc.
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    Best Marketing Campaign -         Intracorp Projects Ltd., Rivertowne,
     Low-Rise                         Guidelines Advertising Inc.
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    Best High-Rise Sales Office -     Saddlebrook Management Consultants
     Under 1,800 Square Feet          Inc., Park Lake Residences
                                      The Brand Factory, Flora DiMenna
                                      Designs Inc.
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    Best High-Rise Sales Office -     TAS Design Build, M5V Condominiums
     Over 1,800 Square Feet           52 Pick-up
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    Best Low-Rise Sales Office -      Intracorp Projects Ltd., Rivertowne
     Under 1,800 Square Feet          Guidelines Advertising Inc
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    Best Low-Rise Sales Office -      CanAlfa Inc., Liberty Village TownHomes
     Over 1,800 Square Feet           P+B Marketing, II BY IV Design
                                      Associates, IBI Group Architects
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    Best Suite Design -               Great Gulf Homes, X The Condominium,
     Under 750 Sq. Feet               The Breuer
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    Best Suite Design -               Great Gulf Homes, X The Condominium,
     Over 750 Sq. Feet                The Mies
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    Best Suite Design  -              TAS Design Build, M5V
     Over 1,500 Sq. Feet
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    Best Model Suite                  Great Gulf Homes, X The Condominium,
                                      The Breuer
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    Best Building Design              TAS Design Build, M5V Condominiums,
                                      CORE Architects
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    Best New Home Design -
     Single Under 2,000 Sq. Feet      Eden Oak, Lakeside Pointe, Mariner,
                                      RN Design
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    Best New Home Design -            Berkley Homes, The Estates Of Gordon
     Single Over 2,000 Sq. Feet       Woods, Bordeaux, RN Design
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    Best New Home Design -            Berkley Homes, The Estates Of Gordon
     Single Over 3,000 Sq. Feet       Woods, Lorraine Manor, RN Design
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    Best New Home Design -            Emery Homes, Envision, Richardson,
     Semi-Detached Under              RN Design
     1,500 Sq. Feet
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    Best New Home Design -            Brookfield, Grand Central, Colborne,
     Semi-Detached Over               Hunt Design Associates Inc.
     1,500 Sq. Feet
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    Best New Home Design -            Mattamy Homes East GTA Division,
     Townhome Under 1,500 Sq. Feet    Summerside, The Bayhurst,
                                      Quadra Design Studios Inc.
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    Best New Home Design -            Berkley Homes, Brownstone Lane
     Townhome Under 1,500 Sq. Feet    Espresso 1, RN Design Limited
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    Best Model Home                   Cachet Estate Homes, Riverstone Golf &
                                      Country Club, Pinnacle
                                      Montana Steele Advertising, RN Design
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    PEOPLE AWARDS
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    Best Salesperson or Team -        Jenny Pan & Shawn Richardson
     High-Rise                        PMA Brethour for eko Markham Centre by
                                      Liberty Development Corp.
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    Best Salesperson or Team -        Shannon McGee and Nick Hill
     Low-Rise                         Norman Hill Realty Inc. for Hawthorne
                                      Village and Hawthorne Village on the
                                      Escarpment by Mattamy Homes North
                                      Halton Division
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    Sales & Marketing Person or Team
     - Low-Rise                       Monarch Team
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For further information:

For further information: Suzanna Cohen, Director of Communications,
(416) 391-3450 or (416) 453-3214, communications@gthba.ca; Stephen Dupuis,
Chief Executive Officer, (416) 391-3453 or (416) 948-8654, sdupuis@gthba.ca

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