2021 People’s Choice round 2 voting: Custom homes

Here’s your chance to have your say: Voting continues as round 2 opens in the 2021 All Things Home People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award is a prestigious trophy given out at the annual Housing Design Awards — a much-anticipated celebration of the Ottawa housing industry’s finest in design that’s put on by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association.

All Things Home was honoured to take on sponsorship of the award this year, particularly since it’s the only trophy in the awards program that’s chosen by the public. The award was previously sponsored by the Ottawa Citizen.


Over seven weeks, you can vote online for your favourite entries in several preliminary rounds, with the finalists from each round squaring off in a final round to determine the winner.

Voting schedule

Round 1: Sept. 21-26 — production homes + condos (completed)
Round 2: Sept. 28-Oct. 3 — custom homes
Round 3: Oct. 5-10 — renovations
Round 4: Oct. 12-17 — kitchens
Round 5: Oct. 19-24 — bathrooms
Round 6: Oct. 26-31 — design details + green homes
Final round: Nov. 2-7 — choose your favourite from the top projects in each of the first six rounds

The winner will be announced at the online awards gala Nov. 19.


Round 2

This week features 22 fabulous custom homes to choose from.

From last year’s Minto dream home in the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime lottery to contemporary infills and barrier-free living, custom homes in Ottawa offer inspiration in elevated design.

You can vote on the Round 2 entries until Sunday, Oct. 3 at


Along with the photos above, here’s a sampling of the projects from each of the companies who are entered in this round:


About the Author

Anita Murray All Things Home Ottawa homes

Anita Murray

Anita Murray is the co-founder of All Things Home Inc. and owner of Three C Communications. The veteran journalist has covered the Ottawa housing industry since 2011.



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