For the past 39 years, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Awards has honoured the best of the best in new home construction in the Greater Toronto Area. With more than 950 submissions, home builders have shown just how important winning a BILD Award is for our industry. This year’s awards honoured excellence in categories ranging from marketing campaigns, architecture, logos and design. Today we are highlighting those awarded with the prestigious Pinnacle Awards.
Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise
Developer: Urban Capital Property Group
Project: M3 Condos, Mississauga
Urban Capital rose above the competition with this architectural beauty set to change the Mississauga skyline with all 81 storeys. M3 Condos will become among the list of the tallest towers in Canada while it sits centre stage at the 6-tower M City master-planned community. And with architectural design courtesy of CORE, the building is not only praised for its height and oversized balconies but also for its modern sculptural elements as well.
Besides its glistening exterior, the interior spaces designed by Cecconi Simone is filled with contemporary touches like stone countertops, sleek chrome fixtures, spa-inspired bathrooms and high-performance laminate flooring found throughout all living room and bedroom areas.
We can’t forget to mention the lavish amenities that the developers have proposed for this tower. This multi-level glass pavilion overlooking the new 2-acre park will house the fitness centre and the stunning salt-water infinity pool. The amenity terrace hosts multiple private dining rooms with a prep kitchen, a luxe screening room, a dynamic event space, a kids zone and much more. Plus, the building’s party room will be accompanied by a fireplace lounge for hosting the most intimate affairs.
M City is easily one of Mississauga’s most talked-about communities, drawing thousands to its initial launch and receiving accolades from politicians and residents alike. When it’s finished, M City will span 15 acres, 10 towers and 2 acres of lush, public parkland. It’s no wonder why M3 Condos won this year’s Project of the Year award.
Best New Community (Planned/Under Development):
Developers: Lakeview Community Partners Limited
Project: Lakeview Village, Mississauga
The Lakeview Community Partners were rewarded with the highly-regarded, Best New Community Award. Their plan to redefine Mississauga’s waterfront is 14 years in the making and has sparked community interest since demolition progressed between 2006 and 2007.
With the plan to start construction in 2021, Lakeview Community Partners Ltd. is a collaboration of 25 developers, construction companies, architects and transportation specialists who are working together to reimage land that once belonged to the Ontario Power Generation Station. The ambitious development aims to create a self-sufficient community of residences and employment for a population of up to 17,000 people. Included in the plan are parks, restaurants, shops, entertainment and amenities for every season of the year.
This expansive plan will be divided into 7 districts with their own distinct functions and characteristics. Lakeview Square, Waterway Common, Serson Innovation Corridor, Inspiration Point, Ogden Village, The Marina and Lakeshore Gateway make up the 7 districts and is said to be worth $6 billion when the entire project is complete.
The preconstruction community is proud to see so many of its leaders come together to demonstrate great prowess and commitment to creating sustainable communities for families to live, work and play in.
Green Builder of the Year and Home Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise: Tridel
Big winners, Tridel, took home two of the night’s top honours. Not only did Tridel go home with Home Builder of the Year, Mid/High Rise award but they too won the Green Builder of the Year award.
Home builder of the year is considered one of the most prestigious awards presented to a developer in our industry. The winner is determined by direct customer feedback and industry members are encouraged to weigh in as the award recognizes the winner’s dedication to innovation, quality and customer care. Tridel developments, Château Auberge Condos, Evermore at West Village and Auberge on the Park 2 are selling now and promises to feature all the award-winning elements that buyers and industry professionals know and love.
Green Builder of the Year is awarded to the builder that has accomplished unmatched environment-responsible design. Tridel considers their responsibility for environmental stewardship to be an integral part of who they are as a company and that is why they’ve won this award for the 10th time! It is a rare feat to win multiple Pinnacle Awards at once but Tridel’s dedication to its customers and the industry has out-shone all the rest!
Home Builder of the Year, Low-Rise: Great Gulf Homes
Great Gulf is a five-time winner of the coveted Home Builder of the Year Award for Low-Rise residences. Time and time again, they have proven to be great revolutionaries in home building and the home buying experience. As industry leaders for over 40 years, their reputation as a premium builder is a result of experience and a commitment to superior design, cutting edge technology and a dedication to customer service.
Projects, 357 King West Condos, Home Power Adelaide Condos and 8 Cumberland Condos are just a few of Great Gulf’s upcoming developments and they are selling now. This development firm values the connection between buildings and neighbourhoods as they strive to continue to bring all that they were awarded for-- design innovation, sustainability and new construction technology to all their projects across North America.
People’s Choice Award
Developer: Aoyuan International
Project: M2M Condos
With members of the public's votes, BILD awarded the People’s Choice Award to Aoyuan International for M2M Condos in North York. This developer is known for its international footprint in countries like Australia and China and now Aoyuan has set their sights on Toronto and the people have fallen in love. BILD noted that M2M is a community that supports and encourages a healthy urban lifestyle that includes families raising children in the city. The plan for the community features more than 1,500 new residences, a community centre and a daycare.
Set for a completion date in 2022, expect five towers in total with units ranging from one, two and three bedroom suites. Connect with us today for more information on how you can own at the new town favourite, M2M Condos.
For a full list of the winners from other categories, please visit the BILD Awards page here.