World's Most Prestigious Award for Best International High-Rise Residential Development Presented to Great Gulf for One Bloor

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - In its quest to discover the best developers in the world, the International Property Awards in London invited development companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by three members of the House of Lords scrutinized hundreds of entries and Great Gulf won the International Property Award for Best International High-Rise Residential Development for the ONE BLOOR condominium project.

Having already competed at country level throughout the regional stages of the International Property Awards 2014-2015, representatives from the top scoring companies across the globe gathered in the Joharah Ballroom at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday (December 4th). There, in the presence of the Earl of Caithness, chairman of the judges for development categories, the ultimate World's Best winners were announced.

The International Property Awards in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is in its 21st year and the largest, richest and most prestigious property competition in the world. This year in excess of 2,000 companies from 103 different countries took part making the financial value of the competing projects astronomical. Indeed, their total worth is estimated at around £20 billion.

Covering 50 different residential and commercial categories, regional heats are staged for Arabia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Central & South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific. These have been celebrated at gala presentation events in Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles and London during the course of the year and now in Dubai. The highest scoring entries from each category in every region are then       re-evaluated to establish the winners at international level, culminating in an annual grand final.

Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 80 experts covering every aspect of the property business. The judges not only look for the most impressive and innovative projects, they also examine the sustainability and eco-friendliness of every property and development.

President of the International Property Awards, Stuart Shield says, "Each and every one of the companies to win a coveted World's Best award has displayed exemplary levels of quality, professionalism and innovation. Having proved their worth at country level, they can now take their rightful place as leaders in the global property market." Visit for a full list of the World's Best winners

Christopher Wein, President Great Gulf Residential says, "It is indeed an honour to receive this global recognition from the International Property Awards. ONE BLOOR, a bold futuristic building featuring a series of undulating curves represents a symbol of excellence in design, technology and experience and will become a landmark in Toronto's prestigious Bloor-Yorkville mink mile."  Visit for more on One Bloor.

The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, H+ME Technology and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa, is one of North America's premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company's fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

Image with caption: "One Bloor is a dramatic high-rise residential project by developer Great Gulf at the south-east corner of Yonge Street and Bloor Street in Canada's premier shopping district. Designed by architects Hariri Pontarini, the building comprises a multilevel podium with three floors of retail and 75-storey residential tower with sculpted, undulating balconies. (CNW Group/Great Gulf)". Image available at:

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SOURCE: International Property Awards

For further information: Media Inquiries: Madeline Zito, Director Public Relations, Great Gulf, 416 744 2222 C 647 938 1851,,

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