BILD recognizes building excellence at 42nd awards gala

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The Project of the Year High Rise award went to Menkes Developments for the Grand Festival project in Vaughan

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) held the 42nd annual BILD Awards gala on June 22, honouring excellence and innovation in design, construction, marketing and sales of new homes in the Greater Toronto Area.

Launched in 1980, the awards program has expanded to recognize innovation, planned communities, people, environmentally conscious building, marketing, sales, design, architecture, inclusivity and community involvement.

This year’s winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Diamond, CEO of DiamondCorp, was awarded the highest honour awarded to a BILD member. He was described as “a visionary industry leader who has been an invaluable resource for BILD and has generously served with many community organizations”.

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The Tridel team after receiving the BILD recognition

Home Builder of the Year

  • Mid/High-Rise: Tridel
  • Low-Rise: Brookfield Residential

Green Builder of the Year

  • Mid/High-Rise: Tridel
  • Low-Rise: SEAN
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Canary Landing

Best New Community, Planned/Under Development

  • Canary Landing, a project by Dream Asset Management Corp., Kilmer Group and Tricon Residential

Best Community, Built

  • King George School Lofts and Town Homes, a Newmarket development by The Rose Corporation

Project of the Year

  • High-Rise: Menkes Developments for the Grand Festival project in Vaughan
  • Low-Rise: Bloom in Seaton, a townhouse development by Mattamy Homes. Bloom in Seaton also received the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Award

  • BentallGreenOak Residential (BGO) in recognition of its bold action on DE&I across its corporate teams and its residential properties

Angelo DelZotto Fearless Innovator Award

  • National Homes – for its pioneering manufacturing and use of Panergy Wall Solutions, a building envelope system with a low carbon footprint

Stephen Dupuis Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Greenwin – for its work in community safety, food security, empowerment and connection

Ignat Kaneff Inspiration Award

  • Debbie Cosic, founder and CEO of In2ition Realty -, for her mentorship of industry professionals and her philanthropy with community organizations

Riley Brethour Leadership Award

  • Julie Di Lorenzo, president of Diamante Urban Corporation – for her outstanding professional achievement and leadership in the industry

Also, 33 awards were presented in marketing, architecture, people and sales, and the prestigious Pinnacle category.

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