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His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Denmark opens new architecture exhibit at Bayside Toronto

Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context is free to attend and will run until late spring

TORONTO, March 4, 2019 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited Bayside Toronto this morning as part of the opening of a new architecture exhibit by Danish firm 3XN. Located inside the Hines Tridel Bayside Toronto Presentation Centre, Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context is an exploration of harbour cities and the dynamics between buildings, public spaces, urban circulation and the water’s edge.

Flanked by the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, Danish Ambassador to Canada Thomas Winkler, as well as Minister Steve Clark, and representatives from Hines, Tridel and Waterfront Toronto, the Crown Prince also helped unveil plans for a new office tower at Bayside Toronto.

Designed by 3XN, T3 Bayside is conceived as a 10-storey, timber-constructed office tower by master developer Hines. A new scale model for the building is on display as part of the exhibition.

“We are very excited about the continuous collaboration and value creation among Danish and Canadian companies in respect to creating sustainable and livable cities,” says Danish Consul General Niels Tanderup Kristensen.

“From the beginning, the world has taken note of Waterfront Toronto’s unprecedented 2,000-acre revitalization plan—the largest such initiative currently underway anywhere. We are humbled to have His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark here to mark the opening of this exciting exhibit and the announcement of the first office project at Bayside Toronto. It’s a testament to the sustained attention Toronto’s waterfront revitalization is receiving worldwide that we are able to have the Crown Prince here with us today,” says Avi Tesciuba, Senior Managing Director, Hines Canada.

Nearly a decade has passed since Hines was named the master developer of Bayside Toronto, following an international competition by Waterfront Toronto. Hines brought Canada’s leading condominium developer Tridel on as its exclusive residential development partner at Bayside. Hines and Tridel are responsible for the successful launch of four residential projects: Aqualina, Aquavista, Aquabella and Aqualuna. 3XN’s notable design for Aquabella marked the Danish firm’s first project in North America and was quickly followed up by a striking, undulating form for Aqualuna.

“Tridel takes pride in helping introduce 3XN’s unique brand of contextually responsive design to North America with their work on two standout projects at Bayside,” says Leo DelZotto, President and CEO, Tridel. “It’s an honour to stand alongside the Crown Prince, as well as the Danish Ambassador to Canada, Minister Steve Clark, and Waterfront Toronto as we open this exhibit. We invite the public to the Bayside Presentation Centre to experience these designs firsthand and see how 3XN is helping shape waterfronts around the world.”

Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context highlights 11 completed and in-progress waterfront projects by 3XN in Toronto, Sydney and Denmark. Each project is designed to amplify the best aspects of the local site and make a positive impact on the people that live and work there.

“Over half of 3XN’s work worldwide relates to water. Our own office is on the water and in Denmark there is more than 2,000 km of waterfront, so it’s almost impossible to have a site that doesn’t connect with the water in some ways,” says Kim Herforth Nielsen, Founding Principal of 3XN. “In harbour cities, the waterfront is always the most valuable and desirable area. This exhibit is meant to explore how we as designers can create multifunctional spaces that make the most of where everyone wants to be.”

The decision to have 3XN helm the design for T3 Bayside came after the studio emerged as the winner of a design competition set up specifically for the commercial component of Bayside’s master plan. While T3 Bayside is still in planning, with a scheduled appearance before the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel later this month, the impact 3XN has had on Toronto’s waterfront to-date is unmistakable.

“3XN’s work is guided by the belief that a project should provide a backdrop for shared interactions, and integrate social spaces that benefit all kinds of people, not just those that live and work there,” says Nielsen.

The exhibit will run until late spring and is free to the public. Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m. The Hines Tridel Bayside Presentation Centre is located at 261 Queens Quay East.

For more information on T3 Bayside, please visit:

Photo credit: Arthur Mola
(From left to right) Mark Bromiley, Rockwool; Meg Davis, Waterfront Toronto; MPP Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN; Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark; Avi Tesciuba, Hines; Lars Christian Lilleholt, Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate; Thomas Winkler, Danish Ambassador to Canada; Niels Tanderup Kristensen, Danish Consul General.

T3 Bayside by Hines is conceived to be a 10-storey, mass timber building

Aqualuna Rendering

Designed by 3XN, Aqualuna is the fourth and final residential project at Bayside Toronto.


Integrated wireless technology provides convenience, connectivity and peace of mind

TORONTO, August 20, 2018 – Leading Canadian condominium developer Tridel unveiled its first smart condominium at Ten York, a newly completed 69-storey community in Toronto’s downtown core. Ten York features Tridel Connect, an innovative range of integrated smart home features designed to make condo living as convenient as possible.

Tridel Connect makes it easier to do everyday tasks like enter and exit your home, manage temperature settings and the suite alarm system, host guests and receive packages. It also allows homeowners to rely on voice and data connectivity within the building, a benefit that has become very important as a growing number of consumers no longer have landlines or cable and require robust wi-fi.

“Toronto is fast becoming a global technology hub and Tridel is keeping pace by introducing a range of tech-savvy amenities which are available to our customers today,” said Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Tridel. “With erratic schedules, 24/7 work demands and the nature of living in a bustling city, people are increasingly looking for ways to simplify their lives. A more connected home and community is one way to accomplish that.

“Tridel Connect is the result of a collaboration with real estate technology company SmartONE Solutions, which helped us elevate Ten York beyond standard condo living, using smart building features,” explains Bruno Giancola, Tridel Senior Vice President Project Management/ Innovation & Sustainability. “Their platform uses a central network and integrates multiple systems to enable shared services and individual features for each suite. Ten York received industry recognition recently with a Multifamily/Residential Digie Award for Most Intelligent Building Project at the Realcomm conference held in Las Vegas in June 2018.”

Tridel Connect at Ten York offers the following features:

Home Connectivity

Adjust the temperature, set the security alarm and receive notifications about community events and services through an in-suite wall pad or remotely via a smartphone app.

Welcome Guests

A wall pad lets homeowners see and speak with guests before allowing them entry.

Suite Entry

No more keys. Digital door locks use a personalized access code for entry. Additional codes can be programmed for family members, friends, or service providers, like a dog walker. Homeowners can also assign nicknames to friends and family to keep a record of who has entered their suite, using the wall pad.

Manage Peace of Mind

A camera view of select common areas and direct video communication with the concierge provides added peace of mind for residents (video is one-way to protect resident privacy).

Community Access

A personalized Bluetooth smartphone app unlocks common area doors as a resident approaches.

Licence Plate Recognition

Licence plate recognition provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests—no fob or door opener is required.

Automated Parcel Delivery

Given the popularity of e-commerce, an automated smart locker system has been installed. When a package arrives, residents are sent a digital message and their package is held until it’s convenient for them to pick it up.

Managed Network

A dedicated team monitors and manages the sophisticated network infrastructure in the building to keep the system connected and running smoothly.

Robust, Reliable Connectivity

A distributed antenna system enhances voice and data connectivity for mobile devices within the building to ensure residents on even the highest floors stay connected.

Advanced Wi-Fi

All suites at Ten York include unlimited, ultra high-speed 500 mbps internet as a utility and high-speed guest internet is available in the building’s common amenity areas.

“Innovative, smart home technologies have benefits for all types of condo residents—from millennials for whom technology is second nature, to seniors looking for added peace of mind features, to families with young kids who can use a smartphone rather than a fob to come and go,” added Ritchie.

Tridel Teams Up With Elby e-bike

To Encourage Cycling As Part Of Sustainable Urban Living

TORONTO, June 5, 2018 – Canada’s leading condominium developer, Tridel, today announced a collaboration with e-bike company Elby to help condo owners overcome traffic frustrations, so they can make their daily commute less stressful, or just get around faster and easier.

After years of popularity in Asia, e-bikes are gaining acceptance in Europe and North America thanks to advances in lithium ion batteries along with economic and environmental market forces. Developing sustainable transportation is a priority in the Greater Toronto Area which is projected to grow by 42 per cent over the next 25 years[1]. While cars still dominate, walking and cycling are on the increase thanks to infrastructure improvements. Ontario has committed $93 million to expand bike lanes in 2018, with Toronto receiving $25.6 million to fund its Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan.

“Given our 80-year history, we understand that a condominium is more than a building, it’s a community itself and part of a broader neighbourhood,” said Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Tridel. “Green building, sustainability and innovation are core to the Tridel vision, as is keeping up with purchasers’ desire for amenities that add value to condo life. Our collaboration with Elby allows us to offer our customers a convenient, energy-efficient, affordable and fun way to navigate the city.”

Elby is widely touted as a great e-bike for commuting, city driving, fitness and leisure activities. Elby is a premium e-bike designed from the ground up and boasts award winning design, premium engineering, and leading safety technology.  Elby has become one of the most popular e-bikes and was named best e-bike of 2017 by Outside Magazine.

“Elby was created specifically for city use with a step-through design that is easy to get on or off (even in work clothes), automotive safety features like powerful hydraulic disc brakes, bright LED lighting and the leading power and range in the industry which goes about 120 kms on one charge,” said Managing Director Scott MacWilliam. “The Elby is a perfect solution for condo buyers looking for a convenient, easy and affordable way to get to work, run errands, visit friends or just get around while avoiding traffic gridlock.  We are excited to team up with Tridel and offer their customers a fun, functional, and future-proof way to move through our cities efficiently and sustainably.”

To kick off their collaboration, Tridel and Elby are holding a contest to give away three e-bikes. Contest details are available at Prospective condo buyers who want to “Feel Electric” (Elby’s tagline) can also request a referral code at Tridel Presentation Centres for a 15% discount toward the purchase of an Elby e-bike.

While enthusiasts can go on for hours about why it’s a great bike, the best way to experience the benefits of an Elby is to take it for a spin. The convenience, simplicity and joy of riding one is better experienced, not explained. Check out one of the Elby e-bikes on display at the Tridel Presentation Centres below:

“We are excited about the potential of our collaboration with Elby,” added Ritchie. “E-bikes are popular in world-class cities like Paris, Amsterdam and London because they have a lot of benefits. The Elby was specifically designed for urban environments, and we think it’s a great solution for our homeowners.”

[1] Source: Ontario Population Projections Update, 2016–2041, Ontario Ministry of Finance

Elby e-bike

Tridel Named 2017 OHBA Home Builder Of The Year

Canada’s Leading Condo Developer Wins Top Honours for the Second Consecutive Year

Toronto, Ontario – Sept 29, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Tridel has earned top honours at the Ontario Home Builder Association’s Annual Awards of Distinction by taking home the highly-coveted Home Builder of the Year title.

Held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Niagara Fallsview Resort, the annual OHBA Awards of Distinction celebrates excellence in building, renovation design, sales and marketing in Ontario’s building industry.

The Home Builder of the Year award recognizes the developer that best demonstrates outstanding professionalism in the industry and in the greater community. Tridel was recognized for its commitment to excellence in architecture, design, customer service, innovative sustainable building, and its support and empowerment of positive social and environmental impact.

“It is with great honour and pride that we accept this prestigious award for the second year in a row,” says Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Tridel. “Tridel has a longstanding history of doing the best job we can for our customers, building to the highest possible standards, and striving for excellence in corporate stewardship. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to live up to what this award stands for, and consider it an honour to be recognized for our commitment to service, quality and innovation.”


Credit: OHBA

Tridel Earns Top Honours at 2017 BILD Awards

Toronto, Ontario – May 4, 2017 – More than one thousand real estate professionals celebrated the best of the industry last week at the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s 37th BILD Awards. The annual awards evening celebrates the GTA’s very best in real estate honouring builders, developments and individuals who performed with distinction in construction, design, marketing and sales.

Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer, took home the night’s biggest honours and most highly sought-after awards, winning Home Builder of the Year (Mid/High-Rise), Green Builder of the Year, People’s Choice Award and Project of the Year (Mid/High Rise), among other categories.

Home Builder of the Year recognizes the developer that consistently shows dedication to innovation, as well as a commitment to both customer care and the community; the recipient is assessed by both the judges and its customers. This is the fourth time Tridel has received this award from BILD.

For the second year in a row -and the eighth year out of the last 10- Tridel also won the Green Builder of the Year Award for its commitment to sustainability, green building and CSR initiatives.

Tridel’s dedicated commitment to the customer experience and to providing a wealth of resources for its homeowners earned the developer BILD’s Best Customer Care award for the second year in a row, since its inception last year.

“It’s truly an honour, source of great pride, and frankly a lot of fun to win these prestigious awards,” says Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Tridel. “We strive everyday, of every year to do the best job we can for our customers. We build to the highest possible standards, with an appreciation for sustainability, and take the same approach to our customer service responsibilities.”

This commitment to their purchasers resulted in Tridel being selected as this year’s recipient of the People’s Choice Award, for the company’s Aquabella at Bayside community. BILD’s People’s Choice Award is chosen by members of the public, who vote online for their favourite development of the year. Designed by Danish architecture firm 3XN, Aquabella was also selected as the Project of the Year.

In addition to these honours, Tridel’s in-house team was awarded Best Design Team and Tridel also shared several marketing awards for Aquabella with advertising agency, The Brand Factory, for Best Direct Mail and Best Brochure (Mid/High-Rise).

BILD Awards 2017
Tridel at BILD Awards

Credit: BILD Marketing Partner Toronto Star Newspapers