Every year, we recognize innovation and excellence in the land development and homebuilding industry through our annual BILD Awards program. In April we will present 50 awards to members who are raising the bar in the marketing, designing, planning and building of communities across the GTA.
Our awards program also has an extra special accolade – the People’s Choice Award. It recognizes the best new home development project of the year in the GTA and the winner is chosen by the public through an online voting process.
You can cast your vote at www.bildpca.ca until March 31. The website features the full list of finalists, project names and locations, the builders, a short description and images.
The eight projects vying for the title were shortlisted from the BILD Awards finalists in the Mid/High-Rise Project of the Year and Low-Rise Project of the Year categories.
Projects range from a suburban townhouse community with close proximity to downtown, to a distinctive high-rise building with a dramatically curved design, to a premier four-season resort on Lake Simcoe.
Competing for the title of People’s Choice is city resort destination, Aquabella Condos at Bayside by Tridel. Located on the Queens Quay, the 24-storey tower offers a lakeside lifestyle in the city. Another finalist along the Toronto Waterfront is Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts by The Daniels Corporation. This 45-storey building is designed with the artisan in mind offering unique interior and community aspects. Also by Daniels Corporation is finalist Arc Condominiums, a 19-storey building with distinctive architecture and outstanding amenities bringing urban suite design to Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway. Another contender is The Vanguard Condominiums by Devron Developments, set in the established Grandview neighbourhood this 25-storey building is designed to LEED Gold standards including a rooftop vegetable garden, an outdoor yoga studio and backyard park.
Also vying for the title are The Elements of Thornhill Woods, a limited collection of 20 executive urban homes by Cachet Estate Homes Inc. and Summerhill Homes Ltd., and Downsview Park, a 155 townhome community by Stafford Homes and The Goldman Group named after the 291-acre parcel of land it overlooks. Triumph by Highmark Homes, a modern community of townhomes in the heart of Whitby is another finalist and rounding off the list of contenders is Simcoe County’s new four-season resort Friday Harbour by Geranium Corporation and Pemberton Group.
This is your chance to weigh in on the best new development in the GTA. Go to www.bildpca.ca to choose the project you think should win the People’s Choice Award this year. The winner will be announced at BILD Awards on April 28.
Don’t forget that the National Home Show is on now until March 19 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. BILD is proud to bring you the Show, co-located again with Canada Blooms again this year to make it North America’s largest home and garden event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nationalhomeshow.com. Use the STAR01 promo code and save $5 off regular adult admission, exclusively for my readers.