Empire Communities “picks-up” CHBA Marketing Excellence Award

One of our very own took home a National SAM Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association conference last week.  BILD Chair Paul Golini’s Empire Communities received the coveted Marketing Excellence Award, which recognizes the best overall achievements in marketing for a single project, for The Schoolhouse, located in Toronto’s Bloor/Annex neighbourhood.  The marketing concept, creative and production work was…






Destination Renovation at the National Home Show

With the conclusion of the National Home Show at Exhibition Place, we here at BILD and Renomark would like to share some videos from the event.  When stopping by the Destination Renovation booth, we caught up with some of the volunteers who told us about their experience at the event. We also got the chance to chat with some of…






Dupuis: Going green gets my kids’ attention

Sitting around my dining room table for a meal this past Family Day weekend was like most others in the Dupuis home. I mention that I met Debbie Travis at the National Home Show and how cool the Glass House is, which gets a little engagement from my wife and blank stares from my kids. When I tell them about Toronto…






RenoMark on the Road at the National Home Show

This year’s National Home Show is proving to be a huge success. The Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place was abuzz with visitors yesterday as people’s imaginations were captured by the offerings at the huge variety of booths. As always, RenoMark was there to deal with the inevitable cases of information overload. Destination Renovation – free advice from professionals Getting…






Stephen Dupuis: It can be easy being green

As seen in today’s edition of Metro Last Friday, before the ribbon was cut on opening day of The National Home Show, I got a sneak peek at the futuristic Glass House, built by Concept PolygHome and interior-designed by Debbie Travis. The home was pieced together in a short seven days inside the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.  I…






BILD Industry Luncheon – Renovation and Custom Building Awards Video

Last week’s BILD Industry Luncheon was host to this year’s Renomark Renovation and Custom Building Awards ceremony and naturally, it was a highlight of the afternoon.  A packed room in the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place was on hand to help congratulate all the finalists on an outstanding job of representing our industry. There was some fantastic competition between each…






Tim Hudak Speaks at last week’s BILD Industry Luncheon

This year BILD was honored to have Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak as keynote speaker at our annual Industry Luncheon and Renovation & Custom Builder Awards. Mr. Hudak had some kind words to say about BILD’s work, and informed the crowd of how he came to know Stephen Dupuis 20 years ago!  See our short video below for some snippets…






BILD Headquarters Goes Solar

The Building Industry and Land Development Association has embraced the micro Feed-in Tariff (microFIT) Program under the Green Energy Act to provide energy to Ontario’s power grid. Working with PURE Energies, BILD has installed an 80-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof-top of its headquarters in the Don Mills of Toronto. The solar rooftop, will produce 15,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity,…






Renovator of the Year: Eurodale Developments

Revered for their professionalism and commitment to excellence, Eurodale Developments has been named Renovator of the Year by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). The duo behind the renovation firm that had a banner year in 2010, Brendan Charters and Jim Cunningham, received the coveted award on opening day of the National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre…






Professional renovation projects, contractors recognized

A tired bathroom turned spa oasis. An unfinished basement transformed into a space to entertain or exercise. A custom home that spans four levels with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an elevator, a home theatre and an eight-car lift in the garage. These inspired professional renovations were among several award-winning projects revealed by the Building Industry and Land Development Association on…