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April 20, 2007
City of Toronto launches 2007 Urban Design Awards
Mayor David Miller will officially launch the City of Toronto’s 2007 Urban Design Awards competition at a gala awards celebration on September 17.

The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Official entry forms can be printed from the City’s website at

These biennial awards acknowledge and promote the important contribution that urban designers, architects, landscape architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in the city. The awards recognize design excellence and raise public awareness of the key role that design plays.

Nominations will be accepted in seven major categories and will be judged by an independent jury. The jurors for 2007 are: Toronto columnist John Barber; Toronto urban designer Calvin Brook; Montreal architect Renée Daoust; Director of Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo; Rick Haldenby; and Toronto landscape architect David Leinster.

Along with the categories of Visions and Master Plans, Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs, Small Open Spaces, Elements, and Student Projects, this year’s competition includes a new Public Buildings in Context category, and several new sub-categories for Private Buildings in Context.

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 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Robert J. Freedman, Director of Urban Design, City Planning, 416-392-1126



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