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Single Family Awards

These awards recognize excellence for the architectural qualities of a new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Single Family Categories

  • Single Family Under $300,000
  • Single Family $300,000 – $325,000
  • Single Family $325,000 – $350,000
  • Single Family $350,000 – $375,000
  • Single Family $375 ,000 – $425,000
  • Single Family $425,000 – $475,000
  • Single Family $475,000 – $525,000
  • Single Family $525,000 – $600,000
  • Estate Home $600,000 – $800,000
  • Estate Home $800,000 – $1,000,000
  • Estate Home $1,000,000 - $1,500,000
  • Estate Home Over $1,500,000

Infill projects can only be entered in Infill categories and cannot be entered in Single Family categories.

Single family categories are eligible for the Small, Medium or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Infill Awards

These awards recognize the design and challenges overcome integrating new homes into established neighbourhoods.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Infill Categories

  • Infill Under $500,000
  • Infill Over $500,000

An infill home is defined as a new home constructed on vacant, underused lots interspersed among older, existing properties in an established urban neighborhood. 

Infill categories are eligible for the Small, Medium or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Energy Efficiency Award

The award recognizes excellence in high performance homes that have an appealing aesthetic, including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space and functionality of floor plan.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Energy Efficient category is eligible for the Small, Medium or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Multi-Family Awards

These awards recognize excellence for the architectural qualities of a new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market. Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Multi-family Categories

  • Multi-family Apartment Unit Under $500,000
  • Multi-family Duplex Under $350,000
  • Multi-family Duplex $350,000 – $500,000
  • Multi-family Town-home Under $350,000
  • Multi-family Town-home $350,000 – $500,000
  • Multi-family Unit Over $500,000

All units built as a part of a multi-family project must be entered in Multi-family categories. This includes duplexes, townhomes and apartment-style condominiums which all share at least one common wall.  Definition for each product is as follows:

  • DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (two units attached)
  • TOWN-HOME – three or more attached homes
  • APARTMENT – four or more attached homes with common entrance

If they do not share a common wall, they must be entered into the appropriate Single Family category. Secondary suites are not eligible for individual submission.

When entering – Multi-family entry price must include LAND – see criteria for more information.

Multi-family categories are eligible for the Small, Medium or Large Builder Pinnacle Award.

Renovation Awards

Projects in the Single Room (Kitchen, Bathroom, and Renovators Choice) categories showcase a single room and may entail the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space.

Projects entered into House Renovation (Under $500,000 and Over $500,000) categories must involve more than one room and may entail interior and exterior work, including the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space. Single Room renovations can be entered as part of a House Renovation category as well as entered separately into the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Renovator's Choice categories.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Renovation Categories

  • Home Renovation Under $500,000
  • Home Renovation Over $500,000
  • Kitchen Renovation Under $100,000
  • Kitchen Renovation Over $100,000
  • Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation
  • Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit in renovation categories i.e.: sun-rooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, basement, etc.)

Professional renovation categories are eligible for the Renovation Pinnacle Award.

Developer Awards

These awards recognizes excellence in performance by developer members who create attractive, exciting and innovative communities.  Click here for criteria and submission requirements.

Developer Categories

  • New Community
  • Existing Community
  • Showhome Parade
  • Community Feature
  • Urban Redevelopment

Developer categories are eligible for the Developer Pinnacle Award.

Safety Leadership Awards - FREE to Enter

The Safety Leadership Awards recognize builder and general members for their dedication to safety.  We know our members have many great safety programs already in place and now it’s time to distinguish yourself from the competition.  Each year awards are presented to those companies who have found an innovative approach to their safety programs and whose staff excel in safety. Click on the category for criteria and submission requirements.

Community Service Award - FREE to Enter

The Community Service Award recognizes a company that has demonstrated qualities of compassion and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities in one year.

The company cannot receive monetary benefit for the charitable activities/events or service listed on the application. Cash or product donations will not be considered for this award.

Community Service Award is FREE to enter.  Builders, Developers or Renovators vying for a Pinnacle Award will receive FIVE (5) points for entering the Community Service Award. Click here for criteria.

Pinnacle Awards

What are the Pinnacle awards?

The Pinnacle awards recognize the top builders, developers and renovators of the awards competition. Points accumulate by placement in the various categories along with points for community service, association involvement, safety leadership and customer satisfaction. See the individual criteria below.

Do I need to enter the Pinnacle Award?

Yes, to be eligible, you must complete an entry form for each Pinnacle Award you are competing for. Entering the Pinnacle Awards is FREE.

Is there an eligibility requirement?

To be eligible, an individual home builder, renovator or developer member must have entered a minimum of THREE awards in respective categories for the corresponding Pinnacle award.

Example

  • Builder must have entered at least THREE submissions in the Single family and/or Multi-family home categories to be eligible for the Small, Medium or Large Builder Pinnacle award.
  • Developer must have entered at least THREE submissions (must include one in New or Existing Community category) in the Developer categories to be eligible for the Developer Pinnacle award.
  • Renovator must have entered at least THREE submissions in the Renovator categories to be eligible for the Renovator Pinnacle award.

How many Pinnacle Awards will be awarded?

This year, there are FIVE Pinnacle Awards in the following categories:

  • THREE Builder Pinnacle Awards
    • Small Builder - A builder who constructed 5-19 homes (ready for occupancy) between June 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021.
    • Medium Builder - A builder who constructed 20-74 homes (ready for occupancy) between June 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021.
    • Large Builder - A builder who constructed 75 or more homes (ready for occupancy) between June 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021.
  • ONE Renovator Pinnacle Award
  • ONE Developer Pinnacle Award

For complete details about the Pinnacle Awards click here.

NOTE:

  • There must be a competition in 60% of the Single Family and Multi-family categories to award the Builder Pinnacle Awards.
  • There must be a competition in 60% of the Renovation categories to award the Renovation Pinnacle Award.
  • There must be a competition in 60% of the Developer categories to award the Developer Pinnacle Award.