People's Choice Award
This is your opportunity to choose the best new community in the GTA!
Nine projects have been short-listed as part of our annual awards program, which recognizes excellence and innovation in the GTA home building industry.
To cast your vote and a chance to win a $250 VISA pre-paid card, select the "Cast My Vote" button on the project of your choice. View full contest terms and conditions.
The People's Choice Award winner is selected by you and will be announced at the BILD Awards on June 22, 2022.
Angus Glen South Village, Kylemore Communities
A wellness-inspired master-planned community, Angus Glen South Village is situated on the south west portion of the former York Downs golf course in prestigious Unionville, in the City of Markham. Drawing inspiration from New York’s Central Park and Boston’s Necklace, the community plan preserves extensive valley and open green space with a comprehensive park system for all Markham residents, including a substantial trail system that leads to Lake Ontario.
BEA Towns, Stateview Homes
A vibrant, energetic community, BEA Towns is designed for first time home buyers, young families seeking the allure of urban living and the convenience of the nearby Allandale GO Station and Highway 400. It’s where Barrie, Essa and Ardagh collide in a stylish, affordable community surrounded by green space and urban amenities. It is ideal for those commuting to the GTA and boasts rooftop terraces and a large community park.
Biblio, NVSBLE Developments
Biblio Lofts on Queen Street East, Toronto immerses itself seamlessly into its surroundings; it has an emphasis on design. Not just any design, but one that fosters a sense of belonging within a neighbourhood so rich in heritage. The design and use of simplified materials are a nod to the neighbourood’s rich history and a look to the future. Biblio seeks to foster a sense of community while engaging the public realm.
Bloom in Seaton, Mattamy Homes
A landmark site for the City of Pickering, Bloom in Seaton showcases exceptional planning of a sustainable and innovative community. It features a colourful butterfly sanctuary created to align with Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan’s Monarch Pledge to increase action and awareness to help the monarch butterfly thrive. Along with rain gardens, there are community bee enclosures as well as driveways built with permeable interlocking pavers that allow storm water to flow back into the ground.
Grand Festival, Menkes Development Ltd.
Grand Festival will transform this once suburban retail centre in Vaughan, south of Highway 7 between Commerce Street and Interchange Way, into a cultural entertainment hub and the heart of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Festival is a multi-faceted mixed-use community unlike anything else in downtown Vaughan. Its striking towers and connecting podium will meet a highly animated central plaza that encompasses a spectacular array of dining, shopping, and lifestyle features. Festival’s four towers is comprised of 2,470 residential units and 85,000 square feet of commercial space that will house and attract thousands of residents and visitors.
Greenhill, Stafford Homes Ltd.
Greenhill provides a new, modern-contemporary option for buyers looking to move into a larger home or who are looking to escape the Toronto core. This project, with street townhomes, rear lane towns, and a small collection of single detached homes, offers the opportunity to live in a new development in north Oshawa. The site backs onto a conservation area and has all the urban amenities close at hand making it an ideal place for families. This best-of-both-worlds location, along with the fresh, contemporary open-concept layouts rarely found in this area, makes Greenhill a project unlike any other in the vicinity.
Highbury Gardens, Stafford Homes Ltd
Situated alongside the historic Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby, life at Highbury Gardens offers the ideal combination of urban amenities and close-knit connection. Its name, Highbury Gardens, is a nod to the British architectural style of the school that conjures images of an upscale London district.
This boutique neighbourhood boasts only 96 units comprised of street towns, rear lane towns, and single-detached homes.
The Dupont, Tridel
The Dupont is positioned to be a landmark building representative of the neighbourhood’s past, but will help transform Dupont Street between Shaw Street and Ossington Avenue. The Dupont is a distinct and eclectic nine-storey mid-rise tower with 30,000 square feet of additional mixed retail, and more than 7,000 square feet of public park space, all to create an accessible, vibrant, and welcoming community. The Dupont appeals to a wide audience because of its midtown location, proximity to the downtown core, and neighbourhoods like The Annex, The Junction, St. Clair West, and Little Italy, and the trendy restaurants and shopping opportunities along Ossington and Geary avenues.
Verge, RioCan Living
Verge aims to transform The Queensway-Islington corner in Etobicoke through strong design principles, while injecting retail and landscaping elements to enhance the industrial and commercial heritage of the area. Several of Verge's amenities include a content studio, outdoor co-working area, an interactive fitness studio, golf simulator, and a variety of places to live, work, and socialize. Hospitality-inspired party rooms with dining and lounge areas, fireplaces, games areas and high-end kitchens and appliances allow residents to experience the comfort of hotel amenities close to home. Verge is close to transit, highways, a movie theatre in the same block, and Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre.