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March 15, 2013
Call for entries for 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards
The Toronto Urban Design Awards return this year. Designers, developers, project owners, community groups, design students and others are invited to enter eligible projects no later than 4 p.m. on May 16.

Submission categories in this City of Toronto program include Elements, Private Buildings in Context, Public Buildings in Context, Small Open Spaces, Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs, Visions and Master Plans, and Student Projects. The City encourages design students to enter theoretical or studio projects that relate to Toronto.

The Toronto Urban Design Awards - presented every other year - recognize achievements in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Good design creates a city that is functional and attractive, benefiting residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Celebrating excellence in urban design promotes higher standards for the built environment and Toronto's public places. The awards also highlight the design and development community's important contribution to Toronto's look, livability and vitality.

The 2013 entries will be adjudicated by a panel of independent design professionals consisting of Marianne McKenna, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects; Cecelia Paine, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Guelph; Jeremy Sturgess, Principal, Sturgess Architecture; Eric Turcotte, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.; and Toronto urban affairs journalist Matthew Blackett, Publisher and Creative Director of Spacing.

The City will hold an evening awards ceremony and reception on Wednesday, September 11 to celebrate the entries and announce the winners. The 2013 ceremony is a ticketed event that will bring together urban designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, land developers, builders, urban policy- makers, design professionals, artists and interested community members from across the Toronto region.

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Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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