GREATER TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 1,100 members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) gathered to celebrate the industry's best on April 24.
The 35th annual BILD Awards recognize the GTA's best new-home communities, builders, developers and sales and marketing professionals in 46 unique categories. This year's competition saw close to 1,000 submissions, which were evaluated by a panel of international judges.
Mattamy Homes took home the evening's biggest event – Home Builder of the Year – for the second year in a row. This is the sixth time that Mattamy has received this award.
The Home Builder of the Year award recognizes the builder who sets the standard for the rest of the industry by their leadership in improving the overall image of building and development in the GTA. Each nominee is required to submit a list of 75 recent home occupants who are asked to submit a customer satisfaction survey – a key component in this category's judging process.
"The continued satisfaction of Mattamy's home purchasers is a true testament to the quality of the communities they create across the GTA," said BILD president and CEO Bryan Tuckey.
The Green Builder of the Year, High-Rise award was presented to Tridel for the sixth time in nine years. The company delivered almost 2,000 green condominium homes in 2014, and currently has an additional 3,200 under construction. Tridel's sites now divert 85% to 90% of construction waste from landfills to recycling facilities.
On the low-rise side, the Green Builder of the Year title was awarded to Sean. The builder's commitment to sustainability starts with the marketing campaign, which featured only digital brochures and floor plans to minimize paper. Manuals for contractors and homeowners were also provided to help educate them on low-impact development infrastructure and how to maximize usage of the homes' energy-efficiency through proper maintenance.
YC Condos, a condominium development in downtown Toronto by Canderel Residential Inc., was selected High-Rise Project of the Year. Meanwhile Mattamy Homes won the Project of the Year award in the low-rise category for The Preserve in Oakville.
The People's Choice Award was presented to The Academy by LeMine Investment Group and Devron Developments. The award saw industry professionals and the general public vote for their favourite entry among Project of the Year finalists from high-rise and low-rise categories. More than 85,000 votes were recorded.
In a special presentation, Colin J. Parsons was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the Association's highest honour, recognizing and celebrating excellence within the building and development industry. Mr. Parsons served as the Association's President 35 years ago, in 1978.
"Congratulations to all the winners on their tremendous achievement tonight," Tuckey said. "I'm proud to see so many quality projects on display tonight. It really confirms what I've been saying for years – the new-homes industry in the GTA is among the best in the world."
For a complete list of award recipients, visit www.bildawards.com.
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.
SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association
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