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May 16, 2000
City's Plans for Dundas Square Win Second Architectural Award
  
The design of Dundas Square has won a Progressive Architecture 2000 citation
from Architecture magazine. A five-member jury of prominent architects reviewed
projects from around the world before commending Dundas Square as a new form of
urban space with great presence that pushes the limits of invention and
originality.

Key to the City's plans to revitalize the Yonge and Dundas intersection -
Toronto's number one visitor destination - Dundas Square is scheduled for
completion in the spring of 2001. It forms part of the broader Yonge Street
Redevelopment Project that includes a multiplex cinema and street-related
retail complex, a revitalised Eaton Centre, an underground parking garage and
media towers.

"A second design award - this one international - proves that the City's vision
of Dundas Square as a vital and alive space in the heart of downtown is right,"
said Councillor Kyle Rae (Ward 24 - Downtown). "Congratulations to Brown and
Storey, designers of the Square, and the City of Toronto who are making this
new urban space a reality."

Brown and Storey Architects were winners of the City's open design competition
in December, 1998. Their plans for the one-acre square call for a bowed granite
ground plane, a zinc canopy with a broad new entrance to the subway, 22
fountains, lighting masts, landscaping and a booth for rush theatre tickets.

Architecture magazine, a prominent North American journal of design, has
presented the awards for the past 47 years. The April, 2000 edition features
photos of the winning Dundas Square models and is now available at newsstands.
In December, 1999 the Dundas Square plans received an Award of Excellence from
Canadian Architecture magazine.


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