May 4, 2011
In contrast to when the BILD Awards were first held in 1980, the 31st annual BILD Awards held last Friday paid special recognition to the development of high-rises.
Half of the 47 awards presented were focused on high-rise buildings and design.
In particular, Tridel was given the spotlight when Angelo, Elvio, and Leo DelZotto were presented with the rare and prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a crowd of nearly a thousand industry professionals.
Leo DelZotto received the award along with his brothers, crediting “Team Tridel” for their exceptional efforts, professionalism and hard work. He also paid tribute to their father.
“The credit goes to our father who founded his business on solid principles – integrity, quality, and customer service,” said DelZotto.
The family has devoted more than seven decades to building luxury condominiums across the GTA. To date, Tridel has built some 70,000 homes to become Canada’s leading condominium developer.
Its founder, Jack DelZotto, was a stonemason who came to Canada from northern Italy in 1927. He started building single-family homes in Toronto in 1934, eventually handing over the company to his three sons.
“It was a magical moment – when the DelZotto brothers were presented with the award you could’ve heard a pin drop,” said Stephen Dupuis, President and Chief Executive Officer of BILD. “They are veterans who’ve been around for so long.”
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, Tridel won several other awards throughout the night, including Green High-Rise Builder of the Year and best website for condo.ca.
Having won the award four times since the award’s inception in 2007, Tridel has been committed to setting an ongoing example when it comes to sustainable building practices.
As a corporate member of the Canada Green Building Council, the company has built more LEED projects than any other high-rise builder.
The rating system, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, rates building performance on categories such as water efficiency and energy use.