TORONTO — The Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) 40th annual awards, recognizing building excellence, architectural design, marketing savvy, customer service and industry leadership, were handed out virtually during awards week in September.
Awards were given in 44 categories by a group of 39 judges from across North America that determined the winners from 947 submitted entries.
Great Gulf Homes took home both Home Builder of the year Low-Rise and Home Builder of the year for Mid/High-Rise, the first time a homebuilder has won both titles since the award was split into two categories in 2016.
According to a BILD release, a key component of the judging process is a customer satisfaction survey completed by the purchaser ensuring that the end-user experience is factored into the award criteria.
This is the sixth time Great Gulf has been named the GTA’s homebuilder of the year, winning the title in 2002 and 2006, low-rise home builder in 2016, mid/high-rise builder in 2018 and low-rise home builder in 2019.
Concert Properties Ltd. was awarded the Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian award for its approach to corporate social responsibility, giving back to the communities where they work, live and build for the past 30 years.
Through Concert Community Works, the company is involved in charitable activities and events with such agencies as Covenant House, Youth without Shelter, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Bubble Hockey for Sick Kids Foundation, Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Scott Street Mission and pledged $1 million to George Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies.
The People’s Choice Award, determined by members of the public through online voting, was awarded to Acorn Developments for their Lookout on the Knoll project. Acorn also won Best Semi-Detached/Townhouse Design for Lookout on the Knoll, The Cedar, and Green Builder of the year, Low-Rise.
The Green Builder award Mid/High-Rise went to Tridel, which also took home Best High-Rise Building Design for Tridel at the Well and Best Customer Care award.
Brightwater, a new community located along the shores of Lake Ontario in Port Credit, a joint project by Diamondcorp, Dream Asset Management Corp., Fram Building Group and Kilmer Nostrand’s, won Best New Community, Planned/Under Development.
The Best Mid-Rise Building Design went to Alterra Group of Companies for 321 Davenport and the award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign went to the team of Empire Communities and Pureblink for their Empire Life Reimagined campaign.
For a complete list of award recipients, visit www.bildawards.com.