2018 Awards of Distinction, September 25th in Ottawa

(Toronto) August 16, 2018 – The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Awards of Distinction finalists. Judged by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada, the entries were submitted into 41 categories showcasing excellence in building, design, professional renovation, and sales and marketing. The complete list of finalists is available online at ohbaaod.ca/winners-finalists/

The OHBA 2018 Awards of Distinction winners will be announced September 25 at the OHBA Conference in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre. Guests will be welcomed at the Awards of Distinction Pre-Reception presented by Delta, before sitting down to the Awards of Distinction Dinner and awards presentation, co-presented by Rogers Communications Inc. and Federated Insurance. The celebration will continue at the Awards of Distinction Post-Reception presented by Moen.

Notably, OHBA will also announce the winner of the prestigious 2018 Ontario Home Builder of the Year award to a company that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and integrity within their business, industry and community. Finalists in this category are:

  • Tridel – BILD tridel.com
  • Minto Communities – BILD/Greater Ottawa HBA minto.com
  • Great Gulf – BILD/Durham Region HBA greatgulf.com

Finalists for the coveted 2018 Ontario Renovator of the Year award are:

  • Amsted Design-Build – Greater Ottawa HBA amsted.ca
  • OakWood – Greater Ottawa HBA oakwood.ca
  • Lagois Design Build Renovate – Greater Ottawa HBA lagois.com

Until Friday August 24, the public also has a chance to vote online for their favourite project and help decide who wins the 2018 People’s Choice Award — vote online. People’s Choice Award contenders are the top finalists in Project of the Year Low-Rise, and Project of the Year High or Mid-Rise awards categories:

  • Geranium and Pemberton Group for Friday Harbour Resort, Innisfil (credit to: The Brand Factory)
  • HIP Developments for The Gaslight District, Cambridge, (credit to: Orchard Design Studio)
  • Minto Communities for Glen Agar, Etobicoke, (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising, NAK Design Group, RN Design Ltd.)
  • Mizrahi Developments for The One, Toronto, (credit to: Foster + Partners, Gluckstein Design)
  • North Drive Investments Inc. for One Forest Hill, Toronto, (credit to: Gluckstein Design, kg&a, Richard Wengle Architect, Inc., The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)
  • Paradise Developments for High Point, Brampton, (credit to: Ryan Design International)

“This year, we’ve seen the rise of #homebelievers in Ontario – that is, government, builders, renovators, and local champions rallying around the great Canadian dream of home ownership. The OHBA Awards of Distinction has always celebrated that dream by recognizing excellence in homebuilding, professional renovation, and sales and marketing; all of these efforts which lead to more housing supply and choice in communities across Ontario,” says OHBA President Pierre Dufresne, “Congratulations to the 2018 Awards of Distinction finalists!”

About OHBA: As #homebeliever champions, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) believes in the great Canadian dream of home ownership 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 29 local associations across the province. www.ohba.ca

Media contact: Valerie Lam-Bentley 416-443-1545 ext. 223 or valerie@ohba.ca

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