Industry Body Honours Ontario’s Best Builders With ‘Awards Of Distinction’

High Rise Building - 11 storeys, Hines, Tridel - Aqualuna, Toronto

TORONTO: Top companies have collected honours in the 2020 Awards of Distinction announced by the Ontario Home Builders Association at a virtual gala this week.

It was for the first time, that OHBA presented it’s virtually through their online event portal which featured networking opportunities, virtual booths, a play-to-win challenge, prizes and much more!

Hosted by comedian and TV personality James Cunningham, OHBA celebrates Ontario’s best of the best when it comes to residential construction, design and marketing. The virtual event portal will remain live for on-demand viewing of Awards.

For more information please visit to gain access.

For the fifth time, the Tridel Corporation won the prestigious 2020 Ontario Home Builder of the Year award from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) in its Awards of Distinction program (AoD).

Tridel has an enviable reputation for seeking excellence in all aspects of its organization. That includes innovative designs of new building concepts, supporting its employees, philanthropic efforts or community initiatives that ensure their neighborhoods remain a place where people can work, live and play.

The Tridel W.I.S.E corporate social responsibility strategies focuses on four pillars: workforce, industry, society, and environment.

The Tridel commitment to their customers reflects its “Built for Life” trademark that embraces condominium living to the fullest, in beautiful, safe, healthy sustaining communities where the genuine care and outstanding experience of their customers is the company’s greatest mission.

Stacked towhome unit: Minto Communities, Oakvillage, Oakville

The 2020 Ontario Renovator of the Year honours went to Amsted Design-Build – this is the fourth time company has won the coveted award.

At Amsted Design-Build, people are their top priority. Operating in the Ottawa-area for over 30 years, Amsted Design-Build is also a community champion. With a company-wide focus on giving back, Amsted is an active member of the Ottawa community, supporting such worthwhile organizations as the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Hospice Care Ottawa, Wear Red Fridays supporting Canadian troops, and many more.

Amsted also shows a commitment to providing sustainable opportunities and take a holistic approach to green design by using sustainable materials throughout their designs.

In addition to this, Promus Ottawa, Amsted’s sister company, provides responsible, responsive, and professional disaster restoration services to the Greater Ottawa Area. The teams work together under one roof, sharing staff, resources, and corporate culture, to take advantage of synergies that exist between the industries

Both Ontario Builder and Renovator of the Year Awards are presented to the companies that demonstrate the highest levels of performance, creativity and ingenuity based on judging criteria in the areas of sales and marketing excellence, floor plan design, community service, support of the industry and its ability to adapt to changing needs.

The 2020 Prestige Award winners also include: Project of the Year – LowRise: for – Union Village for Metropia; Minto Communities – Markham (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising, Nak Design Strategies Inc., RN Design Ltd.) Project of the Year – High or MidRise: Nordic Condos for Collecdev – Toronto (credit to: ADhoc Studio, gh3*, Milborne Group, Montana Steele Advertising)

Production built home – 1 storye. Rinaldi Homes, Scandinavian
Escape ‘Bayshore- Fonthilll

The 2020 OHBA People’s Choice Award is comprised of finalists from the Project of the Year – Low Rise, and Mid/High Rise. The finalists have shown excellence in overall architectural design, room design, advertising and onsite sales.

People’s Choice Award: Acorn Developments for Lookout on the Knoll – Richmond Hill (credit to:GCB Interior Architecture Inc., Gladstone Media, International Home Marketing Group Realty Inc., VA3 Design)

Production Built Home (One storey) Geranium for Courts of Canterbury “The Cavendish” – Port Perry (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., Colours & Concepts Inc., RN Design Ltd.) Production Built Home (Two Storeys up to 2500 SF) Metropia; Minto Communities for Union Village “Aspen Corner – Elevation F” – Markham (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising, Nak Design Strategies Inc., RN Design Ltd.)

Production Built Home (Two – Three Storeys 2501 SF and over) Geranium for Allegro “The Forte” – Aurora (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., Hunt Design Associates, The Patton Design Studio) Attached Multi-Unit Home Rinaldi Homes (Niagara) Inc. for Unit 1 @ Drapers Creek “Type A” – Welland

The full list of winners is available at About OHBA: As #homebeliever champions, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) believes in the great Canadian dream of homeownership by supporting more housing choice and supply across Ontario.

OHBA is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario, representing 4,000 member companies organized into 27 local associations across the province.

Custom HOme, up to 3000 ft. RND Construciton Ltd.
The Galleria, Ottawa.


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