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The winners of the 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) announced the winners of the 2016 Awards of Distinction at its annual conference in Collingwood. Tridel received top honours, winning the 2016 Ontario Home Builder of the Year Award.

Tridel received this prestigious award due to their commitment to building sustainable communities, their involvement and initiatives within the communities in which they build, and their dedication to premium customer service.

In a recent release, OHBA highlights a couple Tridel initiatives, including BOLT and the YMCA milk crate farm project. BOLT (Building Opportunities for Life Today) is an initiative to connect at-risk youth with careers in construction. With over $1.2 million raised to provide 168 scholarships, this program has been a huge success!

Tridel sponsored the YMCA project, which is a 1,500 milk crate farm near the Youth shelter neighbouring the master-planned revitalization development, Alexandra Park SQ. 30 youth and 100 volunteers produced 400 pounds of organic produce!

Tridel has two major master-planned communities in the works in Toronto right now; Alexandra Park and Bayside Toronto. Alexandra Park is a revitalization project near Queen and Spadina, featuring new condo buildings and townhomes. Bayside Toronto (top image) is a luxury waterfront community in Toronto’s east end, which features many new condos and commercial space overlooking Lake Ontario.

Another big winner was Minto, who won four awards (Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise, Most Outstanding High-Rise Building, Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign, and Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure).

“We’re thrilled to have won OHBA project of the year for Minto Westside,” says Amanda Wilson Watkins, VP Marketing & Sales at Minto. “The sales of Minto Westside have been phenomenal and have exceeded our expectations. The first move-ins will be fall of 2018, so it’s right around the corner!”

Here are a few of the other big winners of the 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction (via OHBA):

Project of the Year – Low-Rise (Model homes must be open to the public)

Great Gulf for: Summerlyn Village – Simcoe County

(credit to: John Blums Architect Inc., Builder Insight Group Inc., Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise (Must be 50% pre-sold)

Minto Communities for: Bside at Minto Westside – Toronto

OHBA People’s Choice Award

Branthaven Homes for: Lake House – Grimsby

(credit to: Toolbox Strategies Inc.)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2500 sq. ft.)

Reid’s Heritage Homes for: Net Zero Discovery Home “Townsend Craftsman” – Guelph

(credit to: Building Knowledge Canada Inc., Owens Corning Canada)

Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building (4 – 10 storeys)

Homes by DeSantis for: Aquablu – Grimsby

(credit to: KNY Architects Inc., 52 Pick-Up Inc.)

Most Outstanding High-Rise Building (11+ storeys)

The Tricar Group for: Azure – London

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Minto Communities for: Minto Yorkville Park – Toronto

(credit to: Page + Steele / IBI Group, Ferris and Associates, North Drive)

Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom

Fusion Homes for: Solterra “Belvoir B” – Guelph

Best Video Low-Rise Project (1-3 storeys)

Losani Homes for: The Woodlands Ancaster – Ancaster

(credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Best Use of Social Media

Geranium Homes for: Corporate Community – Markham

(credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., The Morrison Group)

Best Low-Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)

Pemberton Group / Geranium Corporation for: Friday Harbour – Innisfil

(credit to: The Brand Factory)

Best New Home Sales Office (1501 sq. ft. and over)

Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development Ltd. for: The 6th Angus Glen “Kylemore Presentation Centre” – Markham

(credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc., The Brand Factory)

See all the winners of the 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction!

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