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Great Gulf, Homebuilder of the Year, Lowrise

GTA’s top homebuilders and projects honoured at 39th Annual BILD Awards

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GTA’s top homebuilders and projects honoured at 39th Annual BILD Awards

Great Gulf, BILD Awards Homebuilder of the Year, Lowrise
Great Gulf, BILD Awards Homebuilder of the Year, Lowrise

Great Gulf and Tridel were among the big winners at the recent 39th Annual BILD Awards, as the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recognized the top builders and developers, projects and marketing initiatives in the industry.

Builders of the Year

Great Gulf earned the distinction of Lowrise Builder of the Year, while Tridel won for Mid/Highrise Builder of the Year.

Tridel, BILD Awards Homebuilder of the Year, Highrise
Tridel, BILD Awards Homebuilder of the Year, Highrise

The awards honour achievements in planning, design, sales, marketing and city building in 40 categories. A group of 41 expert judges from across North America determined the winners from 850 submitted entries.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward Sorbara, principal with the Sorbara Group of Companies, was presented with BILD’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his 52 years of leadership in the building and land development industry.

Edward Sorbara, right, principal with the Sorbara Group of Companies, is presented with BILD’s Lifetime Achievement Award by BILD President David Wilkes
Edward Sorbara, right, principal with the Sorbara Group of Companies, is presented with BILD’s Lifetime Achievement Award by BILD President David Wilkes

Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award

Tridel also took home the Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award for the company’s unique approach to corporate social responsibility. The founding families and every Tridel employee takes pride in the fact that the Tridel brand is synonymous with integrity, quality, customer service, innovation and sustainability.

People’s Choice Award

The coveted People’s Choice Award, determined by members of the public through online voting, was awarded to Aoyuan International for its M2M development. Aoyuan’s vision for M2M is a condominium community that supports and encourages a healthy urban lifestyle, while providing living options that make it easy for families to raise children in the city. The master plan includes more than 1,500 new residences, a community centre and a daycare.

“The People’s Choice Award is a unique honour because it is the public that decides the winner,” says BILD President and CEO Dave Wilkes. “Over 5,200 people cast votes for projects that competed for the best in city building. These projects demonstrate how the industry is providing a wide range of housing options for home buyers in GTA.”

Best New Planned Community

Lakeview Community Partners Ltd. won Best New Planned Community for Lakeview Village. Lakeview Village reconnects the community through a diverse mix of build forms for different uses, including residential, cultural, institutional, commercial and retail. Lakeview will repurpose brownfield land that was once home to the Ontario Power Generation Station in Mississauga.

Lowrise Project of the Year

The Lowrise Project of the Year went to Treasure Hill Home Corp. for its Charbonnel development near De La Salle College in Toronto, while Urban Capital Property Group, M3 Condos, in Mississauga was selected as the Mid/Highrise Project of the Year.

Best Highrise Building Design

Best Highrise Building Design went to Lanterra Developments for 50 Scollard. The project boasts contemporary architecture from Norman Foster and interiors by Toronto-based Italian designer, Alessandro Munge, and an incomparable location in the heart of Yorkville.

Best Midrise Building Design

Alterra Group of Companies and Graywood Developments Ltd. won the award for Best Midrise Building Design for Wonder Condos. Wonder is one of the last of its kind in Toronto, a landmark address that will house heritage lofts, condos and townhouses. Wonder is built on the site of the former Weston Bakery on Eastern Avenue.

Best Overall Marketing Campaign

The award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign went to the team of Empire Communities and Pureblink for their campaign for Empire Phoenix.

For a complete list of award recipients, visit bildawards.com.

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Peter & Adelaide

Maker Spaces – Graywood Developments draws inspiration from Toronto’s Warehouse District for Peter & Adelaide

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Maker Spaces – Graywood Developments draws inspiration from Toronto’s Warehouse District for Peter & Adelaide

47-storey tower adds to firm’s legacy of contextual design in the downtown core

A new landmark, mixed-use tower by Graywood Developments tightly knits together adjoining surface parking lots in Toronto’s Entertainment district, delivering contextual design and livability to one of Toronto’s most in-demand neighbourhoods.

Wrapping in and around three historic properties, Peter & Adelaide is a contemporary interpretation of the city’s old warehouses that dot the district. A tapestry of brick, metal, concrete and glass are woven into a 47-storey tower, which features frontages on both of the intersecting streets that make up the project’s name.

A compilation of volumes, masses and finishes, expertly crafted by BBB Architects, piece together a podium that steps up from three to six to 16-storeys along Adelaide. On Peter, the podium is pulled back at grade with the use of striking angled columns, enabling better sightlines on the historic buildings that bookend the property.

With significant attention paid to how Peter & Adelaide works at grade, the design team turned their attention to a series of brick, concrete and bronze framed openings that mass up from the podium at different volumes and extend beyond the roofline. The extended frames create a unique skyline presence, especially after dark when they are illuminated.

A new pedestrian mews will flank the project on Adelaide, offering public space that further connects with the midblock in behind 401 Richmond.

While the focus of the architecture centres on being a good neighbour, the interiors and landscape, handled by U31 Inc. and MBTW respectively, offer a singular experience for the Entertainment District. A spectacular outdoor amenity space on the 17th floor comes with a stylish rooftop swimming pool and reflection pool complete with the requisite cabanas and lounges needed to satiate a hot summer day spent by the water.

Additional common areas on the third floor offer two more outdoor spaces that complement the extensive amenity program.

A large gym has views over Adelaide Street to the south and an internal courtyard to the north, while a demonstration kitchen, oversized dining room and hotel-quality lounge offer ample opportunity for entertaining. Drawing inspiration from the creative industries that currently characterize the area, as well as the community’s routes in manufacturing, U31 Inc. added a communal work space and recreational hub to their design. Generously programmed homes come complete with quartz countertops and backsplash, integrated appliances and custom designed bathroom vanities.

Graywood’s ambition for the project was to develop a building that was recognizably made in Toronto. Drawing on the firm’s 30-years of experience developing marquee projects like Five Condos and the Ritz-Carlton, Graywood tasked its locally-sourced design team to channel the collective talents of a city that is two decades deep into an extensive urban transformation, capturing the emerging new Toronto design aesthetic.

Peter & Adelaide will offer everything from studios to three bedroom suites with pricing starting in the $300s. To register visit: http://peterandadelaide.com/.


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