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At this week’s Toronto Urban Design Awards ceremony, Mayor David Miller presented 19 Awards of Excellence and five Honourable Mention certificates for projects ranging from individual design elements through private and public buildings in context, large places, neighbourhood visions and student projects.
Held every second year, the Awards acknowledge and promote the contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists and builders make in enhancing the public realm. The 2007 Jury reviewed 138 submissions - up 25 per cent from 2005 - and selected a record number to receive awards.
The winning projects are as follows:
Awards of Excellence - Hunter Residence; Il Fornello
Honourable Mention - Quay to the City
Low Scale Buildings:
Awards of Excellence - 328 Euclid Ave.; 99 Scollard St. Office Building; Galley House
Honourable Mention - Laneway House
Awards of Excellence - 18 Yorkville and the Villas at Yorkville; Leonard Avenue Pre-fab Rooftop Apartments
Award of Excellence - 18 Yorkville and the Villas at Yorkville
Awards of Excellence - Claude Watson School for the Arts; Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts; Thomas L. Wells Public School; 51 Division
Awards of Excellence - Canada’s National Ballet School and Radio City; Harbourfront Water’s Edge Revitalization
Visions and Master Plans:
Awards of Excellence - Agora Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square; Port Lands Estuary; Toronto Central Waterfront
Honourable Mention - 550 Wellington St. Condominium Plaza Pavilion; Active 18 Queen St. W.; Gathering: A Landmark for Toronto
Awards of Excellence - Cities and the Dead 6: Ghost Orchards; Micro-urbanism: Intervention of Urban Void Area
Photos and full design credits for the winning submissions are available online at http://www.toronto.ca/tuda along with information about exhibits at Toronto’s civic centres, City Hall and Metro Hall.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.
Robert Freedman, Director of Urban Design, City Planning, 416-392-1126, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Bishop, Communications and Consultation, 416-392-7597 or 416-420-4336 (cell), email@example.com