TORONTO — The 2023 BILD Awards were handed out recently by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), recognizing excellence in the design, construction, marketing and sales of new homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Forty-seven awards were presented in the categories of architecture, design, marketing, people and sales, and in the Pinnacle category. A group of 40 judges from across North America determined the winners from 990 submitted entries.
Silvio De Gasperis, president and CEO of the TACC Group of Companies, received BILD’s Lifetime Achievement Award. It is the highest honour BILD can present to a member, recognizing those who have dedicated a lifetime to the association and the industry and demonstrated significant leadership and commitment to the greater good, indicates a release.
The Daniels Corporation was named Home Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise, while Great Gulf received the title of Home Builder of the Year, Low-Rise, which recognizes builders who set the standard for the rest of the industry through their professionalism and dedication to excellence.
A key component of the judging process is a customer satisfaction survey, which ensures the end-user’s experience is factored into the award criteria, adds a release.
Great Gulf also received the award for Best International Project of the Year, for the La Clara condominium development in Palm Beach, Fla.
Tridel took home the title of Green Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise. It’s the 12th time since 2010 that the company has earned the award. Tridel’s Harbourwalk at Lakeview Village in Mississauga received the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public.
Minto Communities was named Green Builder of the Year, Low-Rise and also received Project of the Year, Low-Rise, for The Heights of Harmony, a development in Oshawa. The award for Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise, went to Collecdev, for Cielo Condos in Toronto.
Waterworks, a condominium development in Toronto, by MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, won in the category of Best Community, Built, and Clockwork, a condominium development in Oakville by Mattamy Homes, was named Best New Community, Planned/Under Development.