Media Alert - Tarion Awards Gala to shine spotlight on elite home builders

    ROM's Spectacular Michael Lee-Chin Crystal to Host Premier Awards Gala

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Winners of the Tarion Awards of Excellence - a
celebration of Ontario home builders who have reached the pinnacle of their
industry in providing exceptional customer service - will be announced at an
industry gala on Thursday, September 20, 2007. Based exclusively on the
feedback of over 11,000 new home buyers, four Ontario new home builders will
be honoured at one of Toronto's most innovative and spectacular new buildings.
The Tarion Awards of Excellence are the only awards that recognize builders
from across Ontario for delivering outstanding after-sales customer service.
    Winners will be selected in four categories: High-Rise, Large, Medium and
Small Volume Builder of the Year. Over 400 guests including representatives
from the Ministry of Government Services, members of Tarion's Board of
Directors and distinguished leaders of the home building industry will attend.

    What:        2007 Tarion Awards of Excellence Gala

    Where:       Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
                    Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto

    When:        Thursday, September 20, 2007
                    Photo opportunities available during:
                    6:30 p.m.      Cocktail Reception
                    7:30 p.m.      Dinner
                    9:00 p.m.      Awards Ceremony

    Finalists:   High-Rise Builder of the Year
                    The Daniels Corporation - Toronto, ON
                    Monarch Corporation - Toronto, ON
                    Tridel - Toronto, ON

                 Large Volume Builder
                    Arista Homes - Vaughan, ON
                    Hayhoe Homes - St. Thomas, ON
                    Mattamy Homes - Toronto, ON
                    Mountainview Homes - Thorold, ON
                    Tribute Communities - Toronto, ON

                 Medium Volume Builder Category
                    Gregor Homes - Barrie, ON
                    Ivystone Homes (1991) Ltd. - Waterloo, ON
                    Neilcorp Homes - Ottawa Valley Region
                    Noah Homes - Kingsville Region
                    Policella Homes - Welland, ON

                 Small Volume Builder Category
                    Cedarstone Homes Limited - Ottawa Region
                    Menard Bros. & Associates Ltd. - Cornwall, ON
                    O.C. Long Contracting Ltd. - Grey Bruce County
                    Rinaldi Homes - St. Catharines, ON
                    Rochon Construction (853040 Ontario Inc.) - North Bay, ON

    Finalists were identified based on the results of a statistically-based
survey conducted by Decima Research with 53,000 Ontario consumers who took
possession of a new home between January 1 and December 31, 2006. Over 11,000
new home buyers responded to the survey.

For further information:

For further information: Corinne Smirle, Tarion Warranty Corporation,
Ph: (416) 229-3863, Email:

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