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April 17, 2001
City launches second annual Architecture and Urban Design Awards
Urban Development Services -- The City of Toronto is proud to announce the
opening of competition for the second annual Toronto Architecture and Urban
Design Awards. The awards promote the role that architectural and urban design
excellence play in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Toronto.

"We are very pleased that the design award program has now been firmly
established, and we appreciate the strong support of many prominent private
sector sponsors," said Robert Glover, the City's Director of Urban Design. "The
sponsors, along with the City of Toronto, believe that design excellence
deserves to be promoted, and Toronto has much to promote."

Awards are offered in the following categories: Elements; Buildings; Small Open
Spaces; Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs; and Visions and Master Plans.
Organizers have also added a student award. Schools offering degree programs in
architecture, landscape architecture and design can submit student design work.

Official entry forms are available at Access Toronto public information
counters in City Hall and each civic centre and at the Building division's site
offices across the city. Nominators can also download the form from the City of
Toronto Web site at

Nominators should submit entries to: City of Toronto Architecture and Urban
Design Awards, Urban Development Services, City Planning, Reception, 17th
floor, East Tower, City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. The
deadline for submissions is Monday, May 28 at 4 p.m.

A four-member, independent jury, consisting of Larry Beasley (Vancouver), Peter
G. Ellis (Chicago), Donna Hinde (Toronto) and David Oleson (Toronto) will
review the entries in mid-June. Awards and honourable mentions will be
announced at a reception in October.

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