OHBA Awards of Distinction gala: The winners


OakWood Design-Build of Ottawa won the 2018 Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Prestige Award as Ontario Renovator of the Year at the association’s annual convention, in a competition that included only Ottawa renovators among the finalists.

Meanwhile, Great Gulf Homes won the Ontario Home Builder Award of the Year at the OHBA Awards of Distinction gala on Sept.25.

The OHBA recorded receiving a record 511 entries in several categories.

Other Prestige Award winners include:

Project of the Year – Low Rise:

Minto Communities for Glen Ager – Etobicoke (credit to Montana Steele Advertising, NAK Design Group, RN Design Ltd.)

Project of the Year – High or Mid- Rise: North Drive Investments Inc,. For One Forest Hill – Toronto (credit to kg&a, The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.): and

People’s Choice award: Paradise Developments for High Point – Brampton (credit to: Ryan Design International)

Other categories and awards include:

Architectural Design

Production Built Home (One s+torey): Silvergate Homes Ltd. for Amuse by the Lake “The Beechwood ” – Fort Erie (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)

Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Marz Homes for South Coast Village “The Beachside” – Crystal Beach

Production Built Home (Two to three storeys 2,501 sq. ft. and over): Georgian International Build Corp. for Braestone Estates “The Thoroughbred” – Oro-Medonte

Attached Multi-Unit Home: Granite Homes Guelph Inc. for Gallery Towns “Gallery Corner Model” – Guelph (credit to: AM Roofing Solutions Ltd., Ceramic Decor Centre, Sarmazian Brothers Ltd., Space Age Shelving)

Stacked Townhome Unit: Sorbara Group of Companies for The Way “Dreamway ” – Mississauga (credit to: Greybrook Realty Partners, Guthrie Muscovitch Architects, Metropia)

Custom Home (up to 3,000 sq. ft.): Art House Developments for Vaughan St – Ottawa

Custom Home (3,001 to 5,000 sq. ft.): Larco Corp. for Canal Terrace House “Canal Terrace House” – Ottawa (credit to: Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc.)

Custom Home (5,000 – 10,000 sq. ft.): Timberline Custom Homes for Stoney Cove Lake House – Stoney Lake

Mid-Rise Building (four to 10 storeys): Morley Hoppner for Schoolhouse Lofts – Ottawa (credit to: Hobin Architecture)

High-Rise Building (11+ storeys): Mizrahi Developments for The One – Toronto

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 sq. ft.): Centre- Court Developments Inc. and SmartCentres for Transit City – Vaughan (credit to: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., Figure 3)

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys 801 sq. ft. and over): Tridel for Via Bloor – Toronto (credit to: architects Alliance, The Brand Factory)


Home Renovation (Actual retail value up to $250,000): Accubuilt Construction Ltd. for Maple Sugar Lane Renovation – Thornhill

Home Renovation (Actual retail value between: $250,001 – $500,000): Oke Woodsmith Building Systems Inc. for Small Cottage Bliss – Goderich.

Home Renovation (Actual retail value over $500,001): Homes By Hendriks for The Butterfly Effect – Oakville (credit to: Amber Stairs & Railings Ltd., Aristocrat Floors of the World, Regional Doors & Hard- ware, Turkstra Lumber Co. Ltd.)

Kitchen Renovation: OakWood for The New Timeless – Ottawa

Bathroom Renovation: Amsted De- sign-Build for Ensuite Getaway – Ottawa

Room design

New Home Kitchen (New low-rise home up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Schuit Homes Inc. for Residence 7-No- vokowsky – Ancaster

New Home Kitchen (New low-rise home 2,501 sq. ft. and over): Far- Sight Homes for Sunset Ridge – Uxbridge (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., Colours & Concepts Inc.)

High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen: Mizrahi Developments for The One – Toronto

New Home Bathroom: Activa Holdings Inc. for The Greystone – Riverwood – Kitchener

Image and advertising

Low Rise Project Video (1-3 storeys): Starward Homes Ltd. for Parkview at River Mill – Cambridge

High or Mid-Rise Project Video (4+ storeys): North Drive Investments Inc. for One Forest Hill – Toronto

Social Media Campaign: Empire Communities for Love Design Live – Breslau (credit to: LuxStoryMedia)

Website: North Drive Investments Inc. for One Forest Hill – Toronto (credit to: The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)

Low Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 storeys): Empire Communities for Empire Legacy – Thorold (credit to: Pureblink)

High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ storeys): North Drive Investments Inc. for One Forest Hill – Toronto (credit to: kg&a, The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)

Low-Rise Project Logo Branding (1-3 storeys): Great Gulf for Arbor Peaks – Milton (credit to: Community)

High or Mid-Rise Project Logo Branding (4+ storeys): Skale Developments Inc. for 1181 – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)

On-site sales presentation

New Home Sales Office (Up to 1,500 sq. ft.): Mountainview Homes (Niagara) Ltd. for Timberwood – Fonthill (credit to: ADhoc Studio, Cambria Canada, PS Mediahouse):

New Home Sales Office (1,501 sq. ft. and over): DECO Homes for Rich- lands – Richmond Hill: (credit to: Guidelines Advertising Inc.)

Design/Decor Centre: Sky Homes Corp. for Sky Homes Design Studio – Woodbridge (credit to: Cambria, Quality Sterling Group)

Model Home/Suite (Up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Empire Communities for Em- pire Riverland 3 “Coastal Chic” – Bres- lau

Model Home/Suite (2,501 sq. ft. and over): Reid’s Heritage Homes for Lora Bay Masters – Blue Mountains

Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1- 3 Storeys): Marz Homes for Smithville Station – Niagara7

High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys): RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust for Kingly – Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)



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