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September 11, 2000
Inaugural Architecture and Urban Design Awards Winners to be Announced at Gala Reception
  
The winners of the inaugural City of Toronto Architecture and Urban Design
Awards will be announced at a gala reception on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at
6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of City Hall. The Architecture and Urban Design Awards
were created to increase the recognition of the role that good urban design and
architectural excellence play in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life
in our city. The evening's ceremonies will be hosted by Councillor Lorenzo
Berardinetti and Urban Development Services Commissioner Paula Dill.

"The program has been an unqualified success. We received over 90 submissions,
including both public and private sector projects from every area of the
now-amalgamated City of Toronto," said Robert Glover, the City's Director of
Urban Design.

The 2000 Architecture and Urban Design Awards were open to any member of the
public to nominate any building, space or urban design element within the city
of Toronto. A professional, independent jury reviews presentation panels and
one-page descriptions before doing actual site visits. The pictures and
descriptions do not identify who designed or built what is illustrated in the
submission. This year's jury consisted of Toronto-based architect Janna Levitt,
Montreal-based architect Dan Hanganu, heritage consultant William Greer and
landscape architect Bruce Corban.

Bringing together the award programs of the former cities of North York,
Etobicoke, Scarborough and Toronto, the Awards will honour excellence in design
in four categories: Element or Building; Small Space; Large Space or Streets;
and Theoretical or Demolished Projects. All 91 submissions are currently on
display in the Rotunda of City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, until September 13.

This year's program was sponsored by Concorde Adex Developments Corporation,
Burnac, Deltera, J.P.I., Mendes, Minto, Monarch Construction, Page + Steele
Architects, Port Royal Place Developments, Princess Place Developments, The
Toronto Society of Architects, Tridel and Wittington Properties. The Globe and
Mail has acted as Media Sponsor.


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