by Stephen Dupuis, President & CEO, BILD



High-fives for high-rise awards finalists

The Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Grammy's and Junos are behind us now, but it's far from the end of awards season, in fact it's just beginning as far as the building and development industry awards are concerned. On Friday April 29, BILD will hand out 46 different awards for everything from sales and marketing to building and suite design, plus several project-based and special awards including Green Builder and Home Builder of the Year.

The annual BILD awards are divided between high- and low-rise categories and there are some very familiar builder and project names on the high-rise list, starting with Concert Properties, Liberty Development and Tridel vying for Green Builder of the Year. The same troika faces off in the Community of the Year category (for The Berczy, World on Yonge and West Village respectively).

The five finalists for high-rise project of the year are Canderel Stoneridge (DNA3), Freed Developments (Thompson Residences), Great Gulf Homes (One Bloor), Lifetime Developments/Ink Entertainment (Bisha Hotel and Residences), and Mod Developments & Graywood Developments (Five).

The most nominated high-rise builder of all is Canderel Stoneridge with 13 nods for DNA3 followed very closely by Edenshaw Homes/45 Charles Ltd. and Lifetime Developments/Ink Entertainment with 12 nominations each for Chaz on Charles and Bisha respectively.

High-rise builders are also very well represented on the finalist list for Home Builder of the Year, which is all about quality and customer service, with the five finalists being Great Gulf Homes, Mattamy Homes, Monarch Corporation, Rosehaven Homes and Tridel.

The complete finalists list can be found at bildawards.com with additional credits listed for all of the superlative advertising agencies, architects and interior designers associated with the builders and their projects.

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