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25 Leonard Avenue

Condo and homebuilders join forces to help house the homeless

(CNW) — As the weather turns cold for Toronto’s homeless population, the city’s Kensington Market neighbourhood is seeing construction begin on Toronto’s first purpose-built homes for homeless people in more than 10 years.

An excavator broke ground earlier this week in preparation for spring construction on the small strip of land beside St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society’s existing building at 25 Leonard Avenue, just east of Bathurst Street. This unique three-storey, 22-unit project was backed by neighbours and made possible with government and private sector support.

St. Clare’s construction partners — including home and condo builders, unions and construction associations — are stepping up to the plate in a $1 million fundraising effort.

The corporate donors are Aspen Ridge, Brown Group, Great Gulf, Greenpark, Heavy Construction Association of Toronto, Laurier Homes, Liberty Development, Lindvest, LiUNA Local 183, LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Mattamy Homes, Menkes, Ontario Formwork Association, Silvercore, Tridel and Yorkwood.

Through its Open Door Program, Toronto is assisting the project with a $500,000 capital grant and waiving municipal fees and development charges.

“This was a must-do project for St. Clare’s. We are relieved to finally be through a two-year planning process and are grateful for the support of RESCON, Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Councillor Joe Cressy and our very supportive neighbours, said Andrea Adam, St. Clare’s operations manager.

“I applaud the hard work and vision of St. Clare’s to make this innovative project a reality,” said Bailão, chairwoman of Toronto’s affordable housing committee. “St. Clare’s is a model that works. Their partnership-based approach has created new opportunities for those seeking a safe, clean, affordable place to call home.”

“Ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for all our friends and neighbours is critical,” Cressy added. “We have a housing crisis in our city, and the new affordable homes at 25 Leonard Avenue are a crucial and welcome addition to our community.”

According to Michele McMaster, affordable housing consultant of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, “CMHC has investigated St. Clare’s operating model and found it to be replicable and scalable. We are delighted that St. Clare’s is inspiring private developers, and we hope to encourage more in the future.”

“We chose to support this project because we believe the construction industry should give back. St. Clare,s is a caring and effective organization that we respect, and we know that they have the right leadership to steer this project to success, said RESCON chairman emeritus Phil Rubinoff.

This latest intensification of the site follows the award-winning 2006 addition of 26 apartments to the roof of the building at 25 Leonard.

St. Claire’s is a charitable foundation and landlord responsible for 413 rental units in five buildings across Toronto to help get the homeless and hard-to-house into their own home to give them privacy and dignity.

RESCON is the non-profit association that represents more than 200 of Ontario’s residential builders. Its members build highrise, midrise and lowrise homes, including rental apartments and social housing.

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Bianca

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Tridel’s new luxury condominium in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood

Toronto’s beloved Annex neighbourhood is undergoing exciting changes as of late, with new restaurants and cultural destinations fast becoming a top draw for residents and visitors alike.

Regulars to the former industrialized area along Dupont Street might not recognize the midtown stretch today. With the introduction of new restaurants, boutiques and residential projects — including Tridel’s Bianca condominium- there has been a shift, turning “The New Dupont” into Toronto’s preeminent arts and culture corridor.

The Annex neighbourhood features an exciting list of high-end shops, heritage buildings, art galleries and cultural escapes such as Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto Archives, Casa Loma, Tarragon Theatre and the Royal Ontario Museum to name a few. Not to mention, the area is home to some of the city’s most renowned institutions including the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College and Bishop Strachan, as well as an inviting expanse of greenspaces and parks to welcome Annex pedestrians.

Inarguably, one of the area’s biggest draws is the growing restaurant scene. Dupont is punctuated by the popular grouping of eateries by famed restaurateur and unofficial ambassador to the midtown strip, Anthony Rose, who has single-handedly turned the area into a dining destination with his five trendy bistros: Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha, Bar Begonia and Jewish-style grab ‘n’ go, Schmaltz Appetizing.

Rounding out the exotic flavours in the neighbourhood and making sure foodies revel in choice are French brasseries Le Paradis and Nord Bistro, Italian ristorante Mistura, Mexican diner Playa Cabana, and Aviv Mediterranean, among others.

Nestled in the centre of this cultural hot spot dubbed The New Dupont, is Bianca, Tridel’s newest boutique-style luxury residence located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue.

Designed by Teeple Architects, Bianca is a nine-storey mid-rise residence with a white façade and gently sloping exterior. Suites feature private outdoor spaces with expansive, open-air terraces and balconies, which set the stage for stylish entertaining or personal downtime in tranquility, and present beautiful views of Toronto, with Casa Loma to the northeast and the downtown skyline to the south.

Suites at Bianca are impressive, with thoughtful designs available in three collections. Most are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet and available in a variety of layouts, including two- and three-bedrooms, many with the option of a den, as well as one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus den suites. Prices range from $520,000 to $2.9 million.

For those looking to escape into further luxury, Bianca’s penthouse, grand penthouse and sky penthouse floors feature suites ranging up to 2,499 square feet, with complementary oversized terraces.

Enchanting urban amenity areas have been deftly designed by the award-winning firm II by IV Design, and include a beautiful rooftop terrace complete with panoramic views of downtown, featuring a pool, cabanas, barbeques and an outdoor fireplace lounge. Inside, Bianca has an alluring two-storey lobby with a fireplace lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga and stretching studio, a party lounge and bar, and an elegant private dining room.

“Dupont Street and the Annex have an exciting energy,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Tridel. “Offering a distinctive and lively mix of local shops, trendy restaurants, and community green spaces, it is rich with robust lifestyle options. With the addition of Bianca, and its distinctive features and amenities, ‘The New Dupont’ is fast becoming the new choice for today’s smartest and most stylish condo purchasers.”

Visit the new Bianca Presentation Centre, located at 408 Dupont Street. The Presentation Centre is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from noon to 6 p.m. weekends; closed Friday.

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Bianca arrives on the new Dupont

Cover Story: Bianca arrives on the new Dupont

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Cover Story: Bianca arrives on the new Dupont

Tridel Introduces Distinctive Architecture and Luxurious Terraces to Toronto’s Annex

While the northern border of Toronto’s vibrant Annex neighbourhood has seen its fair share of changes through the last century, the Dupont Street Corridor is once again poised for new growth — and this will be its most dramatic transformation yet.

Tridel will be among the first developers to make its mark on Dupont and breathe new life into this formerly industrialized area with the introduction of Bianca.

Located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue, Bianca is a stunning, boutique-style luxury condominium that will be in the centre of the rejuvenated downtown stretch being dubbed “The New Dupont”. This corridor is planned to be a new destination for arts, culture, food and entertainment, and will include an enhanced pedestrian experience, more green spaces and parks, among other improvements.

Designed by Teeple Architects, Bianca is a nine-storey midrise residence with a distinctively white façade and gently sloping exterior. Punctuated by expansive terraces and balconies, these spaces invite residents to the outdoors and offer a private space for personal leisure or to entertain guests in style.

“This is a unique opportunity to buy a luxury home in the coveted Annex neighbourhood. At Bianca residents will get a condominium home, complete with all the conveniences of downtown living, without any of the maintenance of a detached home,” says Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Tridel. “Bianca is truly one of a kind, with spacious suites and architecture that’s second to none.”

Undoubtedly, the architectural highlights of Bianca are its inviting large balconies and open-air terraces with beautiful south-facing views of downtown Toronto, but residents will be equally impressed by the spacious suite designs inside.

Available in three distinct collections, the majority of the thoughtfully-designed suites at Bianca are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, and are available in a variety of floorplan layouts, including two and three bedroom plans, many with the option of a den. In addition, a select number of one bedroom and one-plus-den suites will be available. With views of Casa Loma to the north-east and the downtown skyline to the south, each of the collections will appeal to a variety of purchasers. Prices will range from $500,000 to $2.9 million.

For those looking for the utmost in luxury, look no further than Bianca’s upper-most grand penthouse and sky penthouse floors where the suites range up to 2,482 square feet, with the largest terraces in the building.

The stunningly rich interiors and sophisticated, urban amenity areas have been artfully crafted by the award-winning designers at II by IV Design. Bianca will boast a stunning rooftop terrace with panoramic views of downtown, complete with an outdoor pool, cabanas, barbeques and an outdoor fireplace lounge. Indoors, Bianca has an inviting two-storey lobby with fireplace lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga and stretching studio, and is also home to multi-function entertainment spaces including a party lounge and bar, and an elegant private dining room.

“While we have included a number of private and luxurious amenities at Bianca, the Annex, Dupont Street and the surrounding area offers residents even more entertainment and lifestyle options,” notes Ritchie. “The New Dupont may be poised to be Toronto’s next great urban residential neighbourhood, but with some local gems, it’s already pretty special.”

Vibrant with a wide variety of local shops, trendy restaurants and community green spaces, the Annex and the Dupont Corridor is also home to a number of schools, fitness facilities, and more, including convenient access to the Dupont and Spadina TTC subway stations.

“With so much in store for this neighbourhood, when it comes to living on Dupont, the timing couldn’t be better,” he adds.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 4800 Dufferin Street (Entrance B). The Presentation Centre is open
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and
from noon to 6 p.m. weekends.

(416) 649-2328
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bianca@tridel.com


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ViaBloor 2 – PHASE TWO is on the rise

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ViaBloor 2 – PHASE TWO is on the rise

PHASE TWO of Bloor Street’s newest icon is on the rise.
Via Bloor is a tale of two buildings set to become a neighbourhood of people, public spaces, and culturally rich experiences. Envisioned as a new retail promenade, Tridel will extend Bloor Street’s famed shopping district to create Via Bloor. More than revitalization, it will inspire you to shop, eat, explore, and live. It will become a boulevard of urbanity and greenery, just steps from the subway, framed by Yorkville, Rosedale Village, and the Danforth.

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Aquabella

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Hines and Tridel’s luxurious terrace collection makes a splash

Enjoying a stunning sunset over Lake Ontario from your private outdoor terrace is a rare opportunity only few condo owners get to enjoy.

Fewer still when you consider that just a limited number of Aquabella’s exceptionally exclusive Terrace Collection suites remain.

While Aquabella — Hines’ and Tridel’s third residential phase in the Hines masterplanned Bayside Toronto Community at Queens Quay East and Lower Sherbourne — has been recognized for bringing unparalleled luxury and distinct design to Toronto’s waterfront, it’s the coveted Terrace Collection that redefines what ‘luxury’ means in today’s condo market.

Intended for a discerning and select condominium purchaser, the ultra-luxurious Terrace Collection is the latest — and grandest — release of suites in the Aquabella community. Facing south to Lake Ontario, the villa-like Terrace Suites feature large, dramatic outdoor terraces starting from 650 square feet that offer spectacular unobstructed vistas of open skies and open water. Many of these suites boast multiple terraces with views in several directions so residents can choose from where they watch the day unfold.

“The Terrace Collection at Aquabella features unique and beautifully-designed layouts, there is nothing like them on the Toronto waterfront,” says Tridel’s Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Jim Ritchie. “The terraces are unrivaled for their size, design and the intimate connection to the lake they create for residents and their guests.”

Despite the spectacular outdoor oasis at their doorstep, residents will be tempted to stay in and enjoy the exquisite interiors of Aquabella’s Terrace Suites. The remaining suites in the Terrace Collection feature spacious open concept designs with contemporary modern finishes, large functional dens, walk-in closets and ensuite baths for most bedrooms, and additional private balconies. These statement homes with majestic views of the lake are priced from $3.95 million. Range from 2,650 to over 4,300 square feet.

The expansive terraces also add a compelling element to the building’s distinctive L-shaped architecture, designed by the internationally- acclaimed Danish architecture firm 3XN.

“3XN has created a remarkable architectural vision for Aquabella, with the terraces as the hallmark feature of the distinctivelydesigned building,” says Michael Gross, Hines’ Bayside Program Manager. “The terraces were designed to encourage a connection to the outdoors and are inspired by cottage-style living on the Toronto Islands.”

Aquabella’s two distinctive lobbies and amenity spaces are designed by the award-winning II By IV Design. Amenities at Aquabella include a gorgeous landscaped rooftop terrace with cabanas and outdoor pool, party room, dining room, state-of-the-art fitness centre with sauna, yoga and spin studios, a theatre room and indoor and outdoor lounges.

“Aquabella is a high-end residence along Toronto’s vibrant waterfront that offers buyers a wealth of amenities in the surrounding area, and right at home,” says Ritchie. “The prime lakefront location in downtown Toronto, superior finishes, distinctive architecture and spacious suites make Aquabella one of our most luxurious buildings yet.”

When complete, Bayside will have transformed Toronto’s eastern waterfront into a vibrant urban neighbourhood. The community will include a collection of residential and commercial towers, dynamic pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, a Water’s Edge Promenade, and a 0.75-acre park. Bayside will also feature an animated mix of retail shops, restaurants, cafes and other lifestyle convenience outlets.

Hines and Tridel are committed to furthering their green building and sustainability efforts at Bayside. Like Aqualina and Aquavista, Aquabella will be pursuing LEED Platinum Certification, while the collective Bayside Community is pursuing a LEED Gold neighbourhood certification.

Don’t miss this opportunity for luxurious lakeside living. Visit the Bayside Presentation Centre, located at 261 Queens Quay East. For further information visit the website.

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Building award-winning communities in North America

Building award-winning communities in North America

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Building award-winning communities in North America

by Bryan Tuckey

The GTA is home to some of the best building and development industry professionals in North America.

The work of local members of the industry frequently receives national and international praise and recognition. In January 2017, several of our builders, developers, designers and marketers were recognized south of the border at the National Sales and Marketing Awards. Known as The Nationals, this annual competition honours the best in the industry across North America.

BILD members have a long history of winning at the Nationals and this year our members received 44 silver and 10 gold awards in a range of building, design and marketing categories.

One of the areas in which members did exceptionally well was in the architectural design of attached homes. Minto Communities received two silver awards for their work on two Toronto-based developments. One of them was Bside, a condo development at Bathurst and Front Streets, and the other for Long Branch, a collection of stacked townhomes in the city’s west end. The gold award in the Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan category was presented to BILD member Brookfield Residential for a four-storey contemporary condominium project they are building in the U.S.

Local developers Empire Communities and Tridel were each honoured with two gold awards. Empire won the Best Social Media Campaign and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool awards for Avalon, a community of townhomes and single-family detached homes in Caledonia. Meanwhile Tridel was recognized in the Best Print Ad Campaign and Best Brochure Lifestyle Magazine categories for SQ, a new condominium development in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.

Toronto-based marketing agency Montana Steele won the most trophies among BILD members, collecting 19 silver awards and two gold awards. Six of those silver awards were for Rodeo Drive, a condominium development in North York, which earned them a gold award in the Best Print Ad category.

Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.
Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.

A highlight at this year’s Nationals was the presentation of the prestigious Building Industry Community Spirit Award to Losani Homes for its work with the Losani Family Foundation. The annual award is presented to a builder-supported non-profit program or charity and is judged on its originality, concept and execution.

Losani Homes is a builder from Stoney Creek that has been developing new communities in and around the Hamilton area since 1976. It formed the Losani Family Foundation in 2013 with the help of the Hamilton Community Foundation to help support Losani Homes’ various charity work. Since then the foundation has worked with a number of local charities and initiatives such as the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids and the Toy and Turkey Drive.

More recent efforts saw the Losani Family Foundation partner with Free the Children, a Thornhill-based charity helping impoverished children in developing countries. Last year the foundation took its efforts to Ecuador where several members of the Losani family helped build a classroom and a medical facility that will help service 12,000 people from surrounding villages deep within the Amazon jungle.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). He can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).


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Sugar Shack TO returns to Sugar Beach

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Sugar Shack TO returns to Sugar Beach

(CNW) — Bringing a big dose of sweetness to Toronto’s Waterfront, Sugar Shack TO, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, is returning to Sugar Beach – bigger, better and sweeter than ever. On the first weekend of March Break, March 11 to 12, 2017 Sugar Shack TO will have everyone celebrating the last days of winter with two sugar shacks serving up maple taffy, ice activities, cabane à sucre delicacies, live entertainment, a specialty bar and much more.

WHEN
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE
Canada’s Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive; Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East

WHAT

  • Two Sugar Shacks serving up real Ontario maple taffy all weekend long.
  • Food marketplace with a variety of maple infused treats.
  • Interactive ice activities for kids: an ice canvas to paint on, ice sculpture photo ops, battle of the chainsaws, ice carving demos and a giant ice Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Live music from Sugar Shack emcees.
  • Specialty bar serving beer, cider and specialty liquor.
  • Free Sugar Shack Shuttle operating to and from the Distillery District.

ADMISSION

Free.

Sugar Shack TO 2017 partners include: Menkes, Tridel, Hines, Great Gulf, Redpath Sugar, PortsToronto and RBC. For more information visit sugarshackto.ca

YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=pMKesOP2EmA

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Living large at Tridel’s new Queen West condo, with spacious two-bedroom suites available

It’s where many of Toronto’s hottest restaurants, most fashionable boutiques and notable cultural landmarks reside.

Now, buyers looking to live large in the heart of downtown can also claim residence in the City’s trendy Queen West neighbourhood — and all within spacious suites that offer functional layouts carefully crafted for modern lifestyles.

Tridel’s 14-storey SQ2, which is the second phase of its 18-acre master-planned community, offers a distinctive location just steps from the vibrant intersection of Spadina and Queen. Not only will residents get to easily enjoy the best of what downtown Toronto has to offer, but they’ll also have convenient proximity to several transit lines for seamless commuting throughout Toronto and beyond.

Understanding the hip, vibrant culture of Toronto’s trendy Queen West and the widespread appeal of its neighbourhood amenities to potential homebuyers, Tridel was determined to deliver a distinctive building that would make a lasting architectural impact in this vibrant community.

“We knew that we wanted to design a visually striking building, one that would add dimension and character to the area,” Jim Ritchie, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Tridel explains of its decision to select the award-winning firm Teeple Architects to design SQ at Alexandra Park, as well as SQ2.

Building on the successful launch of phase one, Tridel used the second phase of the Alexandra Park community as an opportunity to offer homeowners an impressive selection of suites with larger layouts and modern finishes.

“To address the growing demand for spacious living in downtown, SQ2 will have fewer suites to accommodate for larger residences, including many two-bedroom layouts,” says Ritchie. “The two-bedroom suites are well-designed and functional, with no wasted space. Priced from the $500,000s, they are comfortably spacious,” he adds.

Suites at SQ2 are available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts, many with the option of a den. Suites will range in size from 651 to 1,268 square feet.

The award-winning design team at U31 carefully selected the interiors at SQ2 to complement the tower’s contemporary exterior. The suites feature nine and ten-foot ceilings, plank laminate flooring, granite or quartz countertops and backsplash, and energy-efficient appliances. Many of the two-bedroom suites feature large wraparound or double balconies.

Additionally, Tridel has just released “The Lanes” at SQ2 — an architecturally sophisticated, exclusive collection of Garden Suites and Townhomes, accessible via a private landscaped laneway.

The 11 two-storey Garden Suite lofts are ground-related residences located at the base of the SQ2 tower and are available in two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den layouts. The Garden Suites range from 1,023 to 1,268 square feet, and are priced from the $800,000s.

The five three-storey townhomes are 2,053 square feet, and feature three-bedrooms beginning from $1.49 million.

Tridel has designed an outstanding amenity offering for the residents of SQ2 to enjoy. From the state-of-the-art fitness centre complete with Yoga and Pilates studios, steam room and hot tub, to the outdoor rooftop terrace, and party room with a fireplace lounge, catering kitchen and private dining room, residents will have endless entertainment options for themselves and their guests.

“While SQ2 offers plenty to do without leaving home, the Queen West area is an iconic cultural hub of Toronto with rising acclaim,” says Ritchie. “Boasting a distinctive design, stylish furnishings and unparalleled location with chic boutiques and trendy restaurants at its doorstep, SQ2 is undoubtedly one of the area’s most desired buildings.”

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 519 Queen Street West. The Presentation Centre is open;
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and
from noon to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays,
closed Friday. For further information call or visit the website.

(416) 661-1949
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eNewsletter - October 2016

OHBA names top builders

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OHBA names top builders

Tridel captured top honours when it was named Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) at the association’s annual conference and Awards of Distinction in Collingwood in September, one of three awards for the builder.

“We are thrilled to be recognized again as the Ontario Home Builder of the Year, an honour we are most proud of,” said Andrea DelZotto of Tridel. “While we are a Toronto-based developer, this province-wide designation is particularly satisfying.”

Great Gulf was recognized with the coveted Project of the Year Lowrise Award for Summerlyn Village in Simcoe County.

“It’s a great honour to be recognized with this award. We are deeply committed to delivering outstanding residential offerings to discerning consumers,” said Great Gulf president Christopher Wein. “We’re always looking for new ideas, new innovations and a better way to build. We focus on research and development and what the future’s going to look like. We focus on product development and design and create living spaces with an emphasis on sustainability and ergonomics.”

Project of the Year Highrise or Midrise went to Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, at Bathurst Street and Front Street West in Toronto. Minto also won for Most Outstanding Highrise Building (4-10 storeys) for Minto Yorkville Park.

Tridel was also awarded the Most Outstanding Highrise or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 square feet) for the L5T layout at Scala on Leslie Street in Bayview Village.

“We take great pride in providing outstanding homes for our purchasers, but we couldn’t do it without our excellent design teams,” said DelZotto. “Our designers work hard to ensure our suites provide spacious, functional layouts that cater to residents’ needs, with efficiency.”

Tridel’s SQ at Alexandra Park also took home the award for Best Video Highrise or Midrise Project (4+ storeys). Created by Tridel and its agency of record, The Brand Factory, the captivating video tells the story of the master-planned community at Spadina and Queen in the Alexandra Park neighbourhood. You can see at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSz_-lc5x-g

Tridel was the recipient of the top award based on its commitment to building sustainable communities, its involvement and initiatives within its communities and its devotion to customer engagement and service. With over 80 years of experience as a leader in the new home and condo industry, Tridel has built their reputation on their core values of being a responsible global leader and places a strong emphasis on the importance of collaboration with stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of those who live in and around their communities.

Tridel has built several complete communities that include residential and commercial space as well as community features that showcase the company’s commitment to long-term sustainability. Tridel buildings are designed and built to conserve more energy, water and resources than standard building code compliant buildings. In addition, Tridel is a strong advocate for community action and in 2009 Tridel initiated a program called B.O.L.T. (Building Opportunities for Life Today), a collaborative community and industry initiative to connect youth-at-risk to careers in construction. Tridel has raised more than $1.2 million to provide 168 scholarships for this program to date. In 2015, Tridel also sponsored a 1,500 milk crate farm behind the new YMCA Youth shelter adjacent to Tridel’s SQ development. The initiative produced almost 400 pounds of organic produce while engaging more than 30 youth and 100 volunteers.

Amsted Design-Build was awarded the Ontario Renovator of the Year Award. Based in Ottawa, Amsted Design-Build emphasizes the importance of customer satisfaction while designing and building up to the highest industry standards and places a strong emphasis on giving back to the communities where they renovate. Amsted recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an initiative to undertake 25 community acts that give back to the neighbourhoods where they build and renovate homes. The company far exceeded their commitment and participating in programs including the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Branthaven Homes won the People’s Choice Award for Lake House in Grimsby.

There are 39 categories in the 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction program honouring innovation and excellence in the areas of design and sales and marketing and the companies.

The OHBA is the voice of the building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ontario representing 4,000 member companies organized into 30 local associations across the province. Its members have built over 700,000 homes in the last 10 years in over 500 Ontario communities. The industry contributes over $45 billion to Ontario’s economy and employs over 325,000 people across the province.

Check out the full list of winners within this article or visit: ohbaaod.ca/

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