LSTAR Celebrates Excellence in Commercial Real Estate

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2021 Don Smith Commercial Building Awards. Recipients were honoured on February 22, 2023 at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre.

The biannual reception and awards ceremony recognizes the top commercial, industrial, multi-family and community buildings across the LSTAR region. The program was named after the late Don Smith, legendary co-founder of EllisDon, a world-renowned construction company with deep roots in London, Ontario.

“The awards were established in 2009 to inspire the architectural and construction community to honour commercial building excellence,” said Adam Miller, 2023 LSTAR President. “It recognizes the incredible talent, innovation and design by the developer, construction and architectural businesses who help build our region.”

Main categories include Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family and Institutional. A judging panel evaluates the projects, with the following criteria:

  • Building, development or renovation located within LSTAR’s jurisdiction
  • Design and innovation
  • Addresses a specific developmental need within the community
  • Sensitive to the environment
  • Completed between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021

The 2021 Winners

Commercial New: West Rock, Building 9


Commercial Renovation: Carfax


Industrial Purpose Built: Dutch Brothers Concrete


Industrial: Amazon, Building K


Institutional Education: Huron University College, Academic Building


Institutional Community Use: Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Indigenous Centre and Daycare


Institutional Renovation: Kettle Creek Public School


Multi-Family: Riverwalk


Multi-Family Community: Residenza Ortona


Legacy Award – Public Institution: St. Peter’s Seminary Revitalization Phase 3


And a HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors