Tridel wins Ontario Home Builder of the Year for a fifth time

By NextHome Staff
December 17, 2020

Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer, comes away with the homebuilding industry’s most prestigious honours this year. Awarded Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), Tridel demonstrates industry excellence, as well as its commitment to sustainability, Green building and more by earning the Green Builder of the Year from BILD.

The victory marked the fifth time Tridel was awarded the industry’s highest honour by the OHBA at its annual Awards of Distinction, showcasing the company’s continued record-shattering leadership within the industry and community. Additional wins include Model Home/Suite up to 2,500 sq. ft. for the Innovation Suite at Ten York, and High- or Midrise Project Video four-plus storeys for Tridel At The Well.

At this year’s BILD Awards, the company sustained its run of success, receiving the Green Builder of the Year award for an unprecedented 11th time, also taking home awards for Best Highrise Building Design for its master-planned community, Tridel at The Well, and the Best Customer Care Award, the fourth win since the prize’s inauguration in 2016.

“We are incredibly proud to accept these prestigious awards and industry recognition from the OHBA and BILD. Tridel’s deep commitment to our communities, our city and to service excellence are at the very core of who we are,” says Jim Ritchie, chief operating officer. “For over 85 years, we have created and delivered the best quality home to our customers, for the best value. We innovate, listen and learn in order to adopt the best practices that serve the homeowner, our city and the environment. These awards inspire us to continue our commitment to be a leader in our industry and to continue to serve our customers and communities with integrity, quality, innovation and sustainability.”

Tridel’s unwavering commitment to sustainability is showcased in both construction practices and building-performance. As a result, its buildings reflect strong, vibrant, Green communities that are safe and healthy places to live. This dedication is emphasized through the recent planning of The Well, an ambitious mixed-use development expected to generate $4.2 billion in economic activity.



Building Green for life

Tridel earned LEED Platinum Certification for Aqualina at Bayside in 2020, a first for highrise condominium residences in Toronto. It’s just one example of how Tridel goes above and beyond in sustainable residential condominium development in Canada, delivering more than 20 per cent of the commercial certified LEED multi-unit residential buildings. Innovation is a core value and embedded into building design and materials, social impact, technology, the environment and more. Several of these initiatives include smart-home technology, utilizing and expanding the Deep Lake WaterCooling system as a renewable heating/cooling system beneficial to both the environment and residents’ wallets, a bike share program at SQ2 in partnership with Elby Mobility, and the inclusion of carbon cure technology at FORM.

Tridel suites come equipped with Tridel Connect, an innovative smart home system which aims to make everyday living more convenient. From hands-free entry to licence plate recognition, Tridel Connect leverages the latest technology to safeguard communities for future generations. With secure, automated package delivery, residents receive a notification, and the holding system will hold onto the package until it’s convenient to pick up. Indoor air quality is regulated with RGF halo-LED in-duct air purifiers to reduce airborne or surface contaminants and pollutants.

Building success beyond buildings

At Tridel, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has come to mean something much greater in scope and ambition than philanthropy or sustainable construction practices. CSR is not a choice, but a business imperative, where people, planet and profit are aligned to positively contribute to society and shared success. Last year, through its W.I.S.E CSR program, Tridel employees donated more than 600 hours to 41 initiatives. As a founding sponsor of the Building Opportunities for Life Today (BOLT) Charitable Foundation, Tridel has helped raise more than $3.1 million towards 420 scholarships and engaged more than 1,300 youth in community events.

During COVID-19, Tridel supported local communities by raising funds for Feed the Frontlines TO, feeding frontline workers while supporting local restaurants, and helped support food security in vulnerable communities near its future condominium residences. Moreover, Tridel has promoted community economic development by directly supporting local micro-enterprises in its neighbouring communities, such as The Culinary Crew through the Alexandra Park Community Grant Program.

This year, the company launched its Built for Respect campaign to tackle and ideally eliminate racism within the construction industry. Tridel and its construction division, Deltera, have implemented a long-term strategy which underlines its sustained commitment to going beyond its own workforce to support industry and communities where it builds. Built for Respect was launched in partnership with Ellis Don, the LIUNA Local 183, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and BILD.

To date, Tridel is responsible for delivering more than 85,000 homes. With more than 20 new condominium communities currently under development in the Greater Toronto Area, the builder looks forward to continuing its long, proud history of award-winning excellence for many years to come.
Recent launches for Tridel include MRKT Alexandra Park, the condominium residences at Westerly, Royal Bayview, Edenbridge on The Kingsway, and Chateau Auberge on the Park.

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