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Province-wide finalists announced for Awards of Distinction

Province-wide finalists announced for Awards of Distinction

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for its 2016 Awards of Distinction.

Judged by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada, the entries encompass 39 categories of building, design, sales and marketing with submissions from all over Ontario. A complete list of finalists is available at ohbaaod.ca.

Winners of the OHBA Awards of Distinction will be announced on September 20, 2016 at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the OHBA Awards and the association will reflect on 25 years of building excellence — this spectacular gala awards ceremony will be a highlight of the 2016 OHBA Conference.

In addition to the individual category awards, OHBA will also announce the winner of the coveted 2016 Ontario Home Builder of the Year. Finalists are:

  • Minto Communities
  • Reid’s Heritage Homes
  • Tridel

Finalists for the 2016 Ontario Renovator of the Year award are:

  • Amsted Design-Build
  • Eurodale Developments
  • OakWood Renovation Experts

OHBA also invites you to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Anyone can vote, including the general public, by visiting ohbaaod.ca/peopleschoice.php. People’s Choice Award voting goes from August 16 to 26, 2016. Finalists for this award include the six best projects of the year in both the highrise to midrise and lowrise categories. The finalists are:

  • Branthaven Homes for Lake House in Grimsby
  • Fusion Homes for Solterra Community in Guelph
  • Great Gulf for Summerlyn Village in Simcoe County
  • HAVEN Developments for SIX25BV in Toronto
  • Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside in Toronto
  • Tridel for Scala in North York

“The Awards of Distinction program recognizes excellence in building, renovations and sales and marketing in Ontario,” said OHBA president John Meinen. “The Awards program is an opportunity for the industry to come together and pay tribute to the creativity, design and technological advances that are happening at every level of building — from single-family homes to midrise and highrise projects.

“The building industry continues to be a major driving force in our province’s economy and OHBA proudly celebrates the achievements of our members.”

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association 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. Our members have built over 700,000 homes in the last 10 years in over 500 Ontario communities. The industry contributes over $43 billion to Ontario’s economy annually, employing over 325,000 people across the province.

FINALISTS

PRESTIGE AWARDS

Project of the Year Lowrise (Model homes must be open to the public)

Branthaven Homes for Lake House, Grimsby (credit to: Toolbox Strategies Inc.)

Fusion Homes for Solterra, Guelph

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 Highrise or Midrise Must be 50% pre-sold)

Haven Developments for SIX25BV, Toronto (credit to: Teeple Architects Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, Toronto

Tridel for: Scala, North York

 

People’s Choice Award

Branthaven Homes for Lake House, Grimsby (credit to: Toolbox Strategies Inc.)

Fusion Homes for Solterra, Guelph

Great Gulf for Summerlyn Village, Simcoe County (credit to: John Blums Architect Inc., Builder Insight Group Inc., Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

Haven Developments for SIX25BV, Toronto (credit to: Teeple Architects Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, Toronto

Tridel for Scala, North York

 

Renovator of the Year

Amsted Design-Build, Ottawa

Eurodale Developments, Toroonto

OakWood Renovation Experts, Ottawa

 

Ontario Home Builder of the Year

Minto Communities

Reid’s Heritage Homes

Tridel

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey)

Georgian International Build Corp. for Braestone, The Morgan, Oro-Medonte

Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd. for The Hawthorn, Brighton (credit to: Arriscraft International, Hollandale Nurseries Ltd., Clearsphere)

Granite Homes for Ussher’s Creek, Armstrong, Wellington County

 

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2,500 square feet)

Geranium Homes for Trails at Cardinal Point Model 38-2, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville (credit to: RN Design Limited, The Morrison Group, Builder Insight Group Inc.)

Minto Communities for The Killarney, Kanata

Reid’s Heritage Homes for Net Zero Discovery Home, Townsend Craftsman, Guelph (credit to: Building Knowledge Canada Inc.)

 

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys 2,501 square feet and over)

Georgian International Build Corp. for Braestone, The Thoroughbred, Oro-Medonte

RND Construction for Riverpark Green, The Orchard, Ottawa

Sorbara Group of Companies for Crafthouse at St. Andrews, Crafthouse D, Toronto (credit to: Symbolics Architecture + Design Inc., Unique Urban Homes)

 

Most Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (semi/townhome/stacked)

Rinaldi Homes for Optimist Village, Unit 1 Optimist Lane, Niagara Falls (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)

RND Construction for Hintonburg Green, Ottawa

Zinc Developments Inc. for 35 Wabash, Toronto

 

Most Outstanding Custom Home (Up to 3,000 square feet)

BK Cornerstone Design Build Ltd. for Net Zero Optimum Home, Belle River (credit to: Union Gas, Owens Corning Canada LP, Building Knowledge Canada Inc.)

Discovery Dream Homes for Las Ventanas,Haliburton

Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd. for The Twisted Willow, Brighton (credit to: Monaghan Lumber Specialties, Hollandale Nurseries Ltd., Clearsphere)

 

Most Outstanding Custom Home (3,001-5,000 square feet)

DCAM Homes Inc. for Glass House, Burlington

Discovery Dream Homes for The Towerhill, Peterborough

Fourteen Estates Custom Homes for The Baileyborough, Clarington

 

Most Outstanding Custom Home (5,001 square feet and over)

Fourteen Estates Custom Homes for The Bolton House, Pickering

Oke Woodsmith Building Systems for Lure of the Lake, Dashwood

Profile Custom Homes for The Glass Room Custom Home, Mississauga (credit to: David Small Designs)

 

Most Outstanding Midrise Building (4 to 10 storeys)

Haven Developments for SIX25BV, Toronto (credit to: Teeple Architects Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Homes by DeSantis for Aquablu, Grimsby (credit to: KNY Architects Inc., 52 Pick-Up Inc.)

Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development Ltd. for The 6th Angus Glen, Markham (credit to: Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

 

Most Outstanding Highrise Building (11+ storeys)

Minto Communities for Minto Yorkville Park, Toronto (credit to: Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Ferris and Associates, North Drive)

The Tricar Group for Azure, London

Tridel for Scala, North York (credit to: Wallman Architects Ltd.)

 

Most Outstanding High or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 square feet)

Adi Development Group for Nautique Lakefront Residences, Norte, Burlington (credit to: Cecconi Simone)

Concert Properties Ltd. for The Kip District, Tower One, Suite C3, Toronto (credit to: Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, U31 Design)

Minto Communities for Minto Yorkville Park, The Grant, Toronto (credit to: Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, North Drive)

 

Most Outstanding High or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 square feet and over)

Branthaven Homes for Lake House, The Silver Lake II, Grimsby (credit to: Kirkor Architects + Planners)

Queenscorp Group for Watermark, 711, Toronto

Tridel for Scala, L5T, North York

 

RENOVATIONS

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual retail value up to $250,000)

Amsted Design-Build for Personalized Details, Ottawa

Eurodale Developments for Stick Handling, Toronto (credit to: Cambria Quartz, Martino HVAC)

Homes By Hendriks Inc. for Classic Room To Grow, Grimsby

 

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual retail value between: $250,001 to $500,000)

Amsted Design-Build for Renewed Family Home, Ottawa

Coleman-Dias 3 Construction Inc. for 1940s Colonial Revival Revitalization Whole Home Renovation, St. Thomas (credit to: Ambrose Plumbing, Ferrell Brick and Stone, Mitten by Ply Gem, Geerlinks Home Hardware)

Eurodale Developments for Shock to the Heart, Toronto (credit to: Cambria, Martino HVAC)

 

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual retail value over $500,001)

Men At Work Design Build Ltd. for Broadway, Toronto

Oke Woodsmith Building Systems for On Richmond – Reborn, London

Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. for: Rustic Elegance, Waterloo

 

Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation

Coleman-Dias 3 Construction Inc. for 1940s Colonial Revival Revitalization, St. Thomas (credit to: GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc., Ambrose Plumbing, Centura London)

Design First Interiors for Open to the View, Ottawa

Design First Interiors for Rockstar Kitchen on the River, Ottawa

 

Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation

Design First Interiors for Luxe Home and Away, Ottawa

Design First Interiors for Magical Modification, Ottawa

OakWood Renovation Experts for Car Wash Shower, Ottawa

 

ROOM DESIGN

Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New lowrise home up to 2,000 square feet)

FarSight Homes for Greenfields, The Dewberry, Alliston

Mountainview Homes for Thundering Waters, Fallsview, Niagara Falls

Rinaldi Homes for Optimist Village, Unit 1 Optimist Lane, Niagara Falls (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)

 

Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New lowrise home 2,001 square feet and over)

Carolina Homes for Carolina Homes, London (credit to: Woody’s Custom Cabinetry)

Castleform Developments for 63 Yorkview, Toronto

Fourteen Estates Custom Homes for The Bolton Kitchen, Pickering

 

Most Outstanding Highrise or Midrise Condo Suite Kitchen

Aspen Ridge Homes for The Jack, Toronto (credit to: Quadrangle Architects Ltd.)

Haven Developments for SIX25BV, BVC2, Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Zinc Developments Inc. for 35 Wabash,Toronto

 

Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom

Fusion Homes for Solterra, Belvoir B, Guelph

Oke Woodsmith Building Systems for Lure of the Lake, Dashwood

Timberworx Custom Homes for Heritage Lake Estates, Old Montreal, Aberfoyle (credit to: 52 Pick-Up Inc.)

 

PROJECT IMAGE & ADVERTISING

Best Video Lowrise Project (1-3 storeys)

Georgian International Build Corp. for Braestone, Oro-Medonte

Losani Homes for The Woodlands Ancaster, Ancaster (credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Reid’s Heritage Homes for Net Zero Discovery Home, Guelph

 

Best Video Highrise or Midrise Project (4+ storeys)

Haven Developments for: SIX25BV, Toronto (credit to: Teeple Architects Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Tridel for Scala, North York (credit to: The Brand Factory)

Tridel for SQ at Alexandria Park, Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

 

Best Use of Social Media

Empire Communities for Empire Avalon, Caledonia (credit to: Pureblink)

Geranium Homes for Corporate Community, Markham (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., The Morrison Group)

Pemberton Group/Geranium Corporation for Friday Harbour, Innisfil (credit to: The Brand Factory)

 

Best Website (Builder or Renovator)

Homes by DeSantis for Aquablu, aquablucondo.com (credit to: 52 Pick-Up Inc.)

LIV Communities for LIV Communities Corporate Website, www.livhere.ca (credit to: Impact North Inc.)

Reid’s Heritage Homes for Net Zero Homes, livenetzero.com/

 

Best Lowrise Ad Campaign (1-3 storeys)

Losani Homes for Pronto Homes on Demand, Stoney Creek (credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Pemberton Group/Geranium Corporation for Friday Harbour, Innisfil (credit to: The Brand Factory)

Reid’s Heritage Homes for Net Zero Homes, Guelph

 

Best Highrise or Midrise Ad Campaign (4+ storeys)

Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, Bside Nissan Leaf Promotion, Toronto (credit to: Kim Graham and Associates)

Molinaro Group Inc. for Paradigm Condos, Burlington

Zinc Developments Inc. for 35 Wabash, Toronto

 

Best Project Logo Branding (For individual community logo)

Great Gulf for Summerlyn Village, Simcoe County (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc.)

Haven Developments for SIX25BV, Toronto (credit to: Teeple Architects Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc.)

Zinc Developments Inc. for 35 Wabash, Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

 

ON-SITE SALES PRESENTATION

Best new home sales office (up to 1,500 square feet)

FarSight Homes for Greenfields, Alliston (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc.)

Fusion Homes for Metalworks Phase One, Guelph (credit to: Blackjet Inc.)

Losani Homes for The Woodlands Ancaster, Ancaster (credit to: McOuat Partnership)

 

Best New Home Sales Office (1,501 square feet 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)

LIV Communities for The Classics Sales Centre, Brampton (credit to: Impact North Inc.)

Molinaro Group Inc. for Paradigm Condos, Burlington

 

Best Design/Decor Centre

Fusion Homes for Solterra Belvoir B, Guelph

Granite Homes for Design Studio, Wellington County

The Tricar Group for Azure Sales & Decor Centre, London

 

Best Interior Decorating (Model home/suite up to 2,000 square feet)

Adi Development Group for Nautique Lakefront Residences, Norte, Burlington

Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development Ltd. for The 6th Angus Glen, 2R + D, Markham (credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

Rinaldi Homes for Optimist Village, Unit 1 Optimist Lane, Niagara Falls (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)

 

Best Interior Decorating (Model home/suite (2,001 square feet and over)

Great Gulf for Summerlyn Village, The Lavender, Simcoe County (credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc., Builder Insight Group Inc.)

Mason Homes Ltd. for Parklands, The Rosedale Loft, Peterborough (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc.)

Mattamy Homes Ltd. for Seaton Taunton, Shelburne, Pickering (credit to: Q4 Architects Inc., Nak Design)

 

Best Lowrise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 storeys)

Branthaven Homes for Lake House, Grimsby

Losani Homes for The Woodlands Ancaster, Ancaster (credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Sorbara Group of Companies for Summerfields, Fergus (credit to: Guidelines Advertising)

 

Best Highrise or Midrise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys)

Branthaven Homes for Lake House, Grimsby (credit to: Toolbox Strategies Inc.)

Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, Toronto (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising)

Zinc Developments Inc. for 35 Wabash, Toronto