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Awards & Recognition

Our unwavering commitment to excellence has enabled us to stand out from the crowd and showcase our leading practices and achievements. We are thrilled to have been presented with numerous prestigious awards over the years which demonstrates our team's dedication to quality service and innovation.

The Homeowners' Choice Awards (formerly the Tarion Awards of Excellence), Ontario High Rise Builder of the Year 2016

Among the awards we have won are the following:

2019 Ernest Assaly Award presented by Tarion

This prestigious award celebrates a commitment to building quality and innovation, customer service and community involvement. The Ernest Assaly Award recognizes the highest level of excellence in Ontario home building while honouring the legacy of Ernest Assaly, a highly respected leader in the residential building industry who was Tarion's first Chair. Only a select number of Ontario builders met the rigorous criteria required to even receive an invitation to make a submission. The recipient of the new Ernest Assaly Award is determined by Tarion's Board of Directors.

2018 Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award presented by BILD

The Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award was created by BILD to honour the legacy of the late Stephen Dupuis, CEO of BILD. Recipients are chosen for their consistent community involvement and philanthropic activity. Daniels is thrilled to have received the award bearing Stephen’s name, and recognize this honour as an opportunity to further leverage the power of our business platform to build strong, healthy, and inclusive communities.

2018 Best New Community presented by BILD

The Daniels Corporation won the award for Best New Community (Planned/Under Development) for Lighthouse East Tower. Located at Lower Jarvis St. and Queens Quay E., the Lighthouse East Tower is a live, work, play, learn and create community that will change Toronto’s waterfront forever.

2018 Best Non-Sales Video presented by BILD

In light of the launch of Daniels’ Accessibility Designed Program, Daniels was awarded the best non-sales video at the 2018 BILD Awards.

Award of Merit from the Toronto Visions and Master Plans Category of the 2017 Toronto Urban Design

The 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards play an essential role in recognizing and celebrating an impressive range of projects built in Toronto in the past two years. The Living Lane in Regent Park was given the award of merit in the Visions and Master Plans Category.

Ontario High Rise Builder of the Year presented by Tarion Warranty Corporation

Four time winner of the Ontario High-Rise Builder of the Year award presented by Tarion Warranty Corporation. The Homeowners' Choice Awards (formerly the Tarion Awards of Excellence) are determined by a comprehensive survey of Ontario's new home buyers. This award focuses exclusively on customer service and lets the buyers determine who should shine.

Community Impact Award by the Business for the Arts Awards

The Daniels Corporation has been recognized for our partnership with Artscape. Our successful relationship has enhanced the quality of life and enriched the cultural scene in our communities through innovative programs, creative business partnership and neighbourhood revitalization initiatives.

Toronto Arts and Business Award presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation

Toronto Arts and Business Award presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation. The Foundation’s annual awards celebrate the artists, cultural professionals, businesses and philanthropists who help the city's vibrant civic life through significant and innovative contribution to its arts and culture scene.

Toronto Urban Design Award presented by the City of Toronto

Winner of the Toronto Urban Design Award for OneCole Condominiums, in the "Private Building in Context – Tall Residential" category. The first market residential condominium in the Regent Park Revitalization, OneCole was designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects. This biannual event recognizes designers who create outstanding urban spaces.

Best International Neighbourhood Renewal Program presented by The International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal

The "Best International Neighbourhood Renewal Program" distinction was presented by The International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal for the Regent Park Revitalization. This diverse new neighbourhood will bring together people of various backgrounds, and is serving as a world-leading model for sustainability and community integration.

Green Design Award presented by The Green Toronto Awards

The "Green Design Award" for OneCole Condominiums in Regent Park was presented to Daniels at the Green Toronto Awards. These annual awards recognize the people, organizations and companies helping to lead the way by providing real alternatives and sustainable solutions for a cleaner, greener Toronto.

Place to Grow: Community of the Year presented by BILD

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) awarded Daniels top honours in the "Places to Grow Community of the Year High-Rise" category for the Regent Park revitalization. This award highlights the community development that is most reflective of Ontario's Places to Grow legislation goals, which include building complete and strong communities that use land, resources and existing infrastructure efficiently; promoting a healthy environment and a culture of conservation; and sustaining a robust economy to help achieve a high quality of life across the province.

Daniels’ NY Towers Community at Bayview and Sheppard Avenues was also awarded BILD's "Community of the Year". This award goes to the community that represents the best overall combination of aspects that enhance quality of life including environmental preservation, innovative site planning and architectural features, streetscape and street lighting, recreational amenities and open space. Daniels' fifth tower in the neighbourhood, Empire, was also the inaugural recipient of the "Best Building Design" award.

Home Builder of the Year Award presented by BILD

Daniels was the first-ever recipient of the BILD's "Home Builder of the Year" award. When you care enough to always do things right, people pay attention.

'Best Condo Developer' presented by NOW Magazine

The Daniels Corporation was voted ‘Best Condo Developer’ in NOW Magazine’s 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Choice poll, proving once again our homeowners really do ‘love where they live!’

Green Home Builder of the Year presented by EnerQuality

Daniels received an EnerQuality Award of Excellence as "Green Home Builder of the Year" for our FirstHome™ Erin Mills community.

Mississauga Urban Design Awards presented by the City of Mississauga

Daniels is a four-time winner of the Mississauga Urban Design Award of Excellence. In 2009, we received the "Award of Merit for Efficient Design" award for our Daniels FirstHome™ Eglinton West community. Previously, we won for No. 1 City Centre, The Capital Condominiums and One Park Tower. This annual competition celebrates projects that best exemplify Mississauga's design principles and ongoing work to promote excellence in urban design. The criteria range from how significant the building is on the skyline, to its innovation, ability to influence trends, enhancement of the area's character, construction and design quality.

More recently, Daniels FirstHome™ Hazelton Place received the 'Healthy by Design' award at the 2014 Mississauga Urban Design Awards. This community was particularly recognized for having great connectivity between buildings with community gardens and children's play areas that promote social interaction. In addition it has been recognized as a progressive model that can be used to influence similar developments.

Ernest Assaly Ontario Builder of the Year presented by Tarion Warranty Corporation

Daniels was named the "Ernest Assaly Ontario Builder of the Year" in the High-Rise Category by Tarion Warranty Corporation (then the Ontario New Home Warranty Program). This pinnacle award recognizes exceptional customer service and excellence in the new home building industry, and involves the meeting of stringent criteria including site inspections and in-depth interviews with the builders and municipal building officials. Participants are evaluated through random homeowner surveys and independent interviews to determine customer satisfaction.

The Nationals Gold Sales & Marketing Awards presented by the National Home Builders Association

Cinema Tower was awarded 6 distinctions including the pinnacle Community of the Year - Urban. Presented by the National Home Builders Association, The Nationals SM pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements. The Community of the Year distinction recognizes the project as a whole, from branding to marketing, sales and overall interior and exterior design. Film-inspired Cinema Tower was also named the Gold winner in the following categories: Overall Ad Campaign, Social Marketing, Computer Generated Sales Tool – Virtual Reality, Community Branding, and Brochure – Book.

SAM Awards for the Canadian Home Builders' Association

Daniels received three National SAM awards from the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA): "Marketing Excellence," "Best Sales Office" and "Best Project Signage and Logo" - all for Arc Condominiums at Bayview Village. The Marketing Excellence Award is presented to the CHBA builder member whose single project combines the best overall aspects of professional marketing, advertising, promotion, site-merchandising and sales presentation.

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