Tridel Corporation wins 2019 OHBA Home Builder of the Year award, as others recognized at gala

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

For the fourth time, the Tridel Corporation has won the 2019 Ontario Home Builder of the Year award from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) in its Awards of Distinction program.

In a statement, the OHBA says “Tridel has an enviable reputation for seeking excellence in all aspects of its organization. That includes innovative designs of a new building concepts, supporting its employees, philanthropic efforts or community initiatives that ensure their neighbourhoods remain a place where people can work, live and play.

“The Tridel W.I.S.E corporate social responsibility strategies focuses on four pillars: workforce, industry, society and environment. Last year, through the W.I.S.E program, over 120 Tridel employees participated in 35 charitable events. In addition, Tridel’s charitable foundation BOLT, founded in 2009, has raised over $3.1 million for construction career youth engagement programs and has given out 342 scholarships. The Tridel commitment to their customers reflects its “Built for Life” trademark that embraces condominium living to the fullest, in beautiful, safe, healthy sustaining communities where the genuine care and outstanding experience of their customers is the company’s greatest mission.”

The 2019 Ontario Renovator of the Year honours went to Ottawa-based Amsted Design-Build – this is the third time company has won the award.

“At Amsted Design-Build, people are their top priority,” the statement said. “With a company-wide focus on giving back, Amsted is an active member of the Ottawa community, supporting such worthwhile organizations as the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Hospice Care Ottawa, Wear Red Fridays supporting Canadian troops, and many more. Amsted also shows a commitment to providing sustainable opportunities and take a holistic approach to green design by using sustainable materials throughout their designs.

‘In addition to this, Promus Ottawa, Amsted’s sister-company, provides responsible, responsive and professional disaster restoration services to the Greater Ottawa Area. The teams work together under one roof, sharing staff, resources and a corporate culture, to take advantage of synergies that exist between the industries.”

The 2019 Prestige Award winners also include:

Project of the Year – Low-Rise: Treasure Hill Home Corp. for Charbonnel – Toronto (credit to: 52 Pickup Inc.)

Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise: Hines, Tridel for Aqualuna – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

People’s Choice Award: Acorn Developments for Limerick Point – Richmond Hill (credit to: Guidelines Advertising)

Category award winners include:

Production Built Home (One storey): Rinaldi Homes (Niagara) Inc. for Scandinavian Escape “Bayshore” – Fonthill (credit to: Amber Stairs & Railings Ltd., Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens, One Stop Fireplace Shop)

Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Premium Building Group for On Richardson Creek “Lot 2 Martindale” – St. Catharines (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Bardon Supplies Ltd., Burnstein Brick, Regional Doors & Hardware)

Production Built Home (Two – three storeys 2,501 sq. ft. and over): RND Construction Ltd. for Riverpark Green “The Meadow” – Ottawa (credit to: Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc.)

Attached Multi-Unit Home: Treasure Hill Home Corp. for Charbonnel “Corner Unit Block 3” – Toronto (credit to: 52 Pick-up Inc., Richard Wengle Architects, Inc.)

Stacked Townhome Unit: Minto Communities for Oakvillage “TH-1374” – Oakvillage

Custom Home (Up to 3,000 sq. ft.): RND Construction Ltd. for The Galleria – Ottawa (credit to: Ha2 Architectural Design)

Custom Home (3,001-5,000 sq. ft): Timberline Custom Homes for Horse Lovers Haven – Elizabethville

Mid-Rise Building (4 – 10 storeys): Devron Developments Inc. for The Winslow – Toronto (credit to: ERA Architects, II By IV Design, Vanderbrand)

High-Rise Building (11+ storeys): Hines, Tridel for Aqualuna – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 sq. ft.): MOD Developments Inc. for 55C – Toronto (credit to: Cecconi Simone Inc.)

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 sq. ft. and over): Rosehaven Homes for Odyssey – Grimsby

Lobby Entrance: Kylemore Communities & Angus Glen Developments for The 6th Angus Glen – Markham (credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc., The Brand Factory)

Renovation

Home Renovation (Actual retail value up to $250,000): Valleyburn Properties Corp. for The Farmhouse Revival – St. Thomas

Home Renovation (Actual retail value between: $250,001 – $500,000): Alair Homes for Highland – Barrie

Home Renovation (Actual retail value over $500,001): CCR Building & Remodeling Inc. for Ravine Retreat – London

Kitchen Renovation: CCR Building & Remodeling Inc. for Elegant Eatery – London

Bathroom Renovation: Amsted Design-Build for Ensuite Extra – Ottawa (credit to: Irpinia Kitchens Ottawa, Stylehaus Interiors)

 

Room design

New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Timberworx Custom Homes for Heritage Lake Estates “Green with Envy” – Puslinch (credit to: Barber Glass, Ensuite/Emco Guelph)

New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home 2,501 sq. ft and over): Losani Homes for Woodlands – Ancaster

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen: Georgian International Build Corp. for Mountain House at Windfall – Town of Blue Mountains

New Home Bathroom: Rinaldi Homes (Niagara) Inc. for Scandinavian Escape – Fonthill (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)

Image and advertising

Low Rise Project Video (1-3 storeys): Aspen Ridge Homes, CountryWide Homes, Regal Crest Homes, The Conservatory Group for Observatory Hill – Richmond Hill (credit to: NGEN Communications)

High or Mid-Rise Project Video (4+ storeys): Empire Communities for Empire Maverick – Toronto (credit to: Pureblink)

Social Media Campaign: Empire Communities for Empire Phoenix – Etobicoke

Website: Empire Communities for Empire Maverick – Toronto (credit to: Pureblink)

Low Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 storeys): Great Gulf for Great Gulf Whitby Meadows – Whitby (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising)

High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ storeys): Homes By DeSantis Inc. for CoMo Condos – Stoney Creek (credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Low-Rise Project Logo Branding (1-3 storeys): Treasure Hill Home Corp. for Charbonnel – Toronto

(credit to: 52 Pick-up Inc.)

High or Mid-Rise Project Logo Branding (4+ storeys): Devron Developments Inc. for The Winslow – Toronto (credit to: Vanderbrand)

 

On-site sales presentation

New Home Sales Office (Up to 1,500 sq. ft.): Pratt Hansen Group Inc. for The Gallery Condominiums – Barrie

New Home Sales Office (1,501 sq. ft. and over): Alterra Group of Companies for Rush – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

Design / Decor Centre: Activa Holdings Inc. for A Place for Inspiration – Kitchener

Model Home / Suite (Up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Lucchetta Homes for Davis Heights – Fonthilll (credit to: Raphael Gomes Interiors)

Model Home / Suite (2501 sq. ft. and over): Tribute Communities for Storybrook – Fergus

Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 storeys): Acorn Developments for Limerick Point – Richmond Hill (credit to: Guidelines Advertising)

High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys): Plazacorp Investments Ltd. for Bijou On Bloor – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

Innovation

Innovation Award: Enbridge Gas Inc. for Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough

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