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September 22, 2009
Winners of the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards announced
  
At a ceremony at the Palais Royale, Mayor David Miller addressed members of the design and development community and celebrated the winners of the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards. From an impressive 117 submissions containing a variety of built projects, visions and master plans, as well as student works, the jury selected 18 projects for Awards of Excellence and Honourable Mentions.

The 2009 jury is made up of renowned design professionals, including Ian Chodikoff, Editor — Canadian Architect Magazine; Jack Diamond, Principal — Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc.; Eha Naylor, Principal — ENVision - The Hough Group Limited; and Michael Van Valkenburgh, Principal — Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc.

The 2009 winners are:

BUILDING IN CONTEXT — PRIVATE LOW-SCALE
Award of Excellence: 40R_Laneway House, 40R Shaftsbury Avenue

BUILDING IN CONTEXT — PRIVATE MID-RISE
Award of Excellence: Academy Lane & Beach House Lofts, 1842 &1852 Queen Street East
Honourable Mention: 294 Richmond, 294 Richmond Street East
Honourable Mention: Loggia Condominiums, 1040-1050 The Queensway
Honourable Mention: Toy Factory Lofts, 43 Hanna Avenue

BUILDING IN CONTEXT— PRIVATE TALL
Award of Excellence: Spire, 33 Lombard Street
Honourable Mention: JAZZ, 167 Church Street

BUILDING IN CONTEXT — PUBLIC
Award of Excellence: Toronto Public Library – Pape/Danforth Branch, 701 Pape Avenue
Honourable Mention: Bloorview Kids Rehab, 150 Kilgour Road
Honourable Mention: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Honourable Mention: Transformation AGO, 317 Dundas Street West

SMALL OPEN SPACE
Award of Excellence: Spadina Wavedeck, Spadina Avenue and Queen’s Quay
Honourable Mention: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Honourable Mention: Ireland Park Toronto, 5 Eireann Quay

VISION & MASTER PLAN
Award of Excellence: Mayor’s Tower Renewal Opportunities Book, 1000 sites throughout the City of Toronto
Honourable Mention: Lawrence Heights Revitalization Development Concept Plan, Lawrence Avenue West & Allen Road
Honourable Mention: Lake Ontario Park Master Plan, Cherry Beach, the Outer Harbour, the Baselands, Tommy Thompson Park, Ashbridge’s Bay Park & The Beaches

STUDENT PROJECT
Honourable Mention: Water Theatre, Olympic Island, Toronto Islands

A copy of the final jury report, photos and full design credits appear on the City's Web site: toronto.ca/tuda

Following the gala, there will be a display of the winners at each civic centre. The schedule is as follows:
September 22 – 25 City Hall rotunda
September 28 – October 2 Metro Hall lobby
October 5 – 9 Etobicoke Civic Centre
October 19 – 23 Scarborough Civic Centre rotunda
October 27 – November 2 North York Civic Centre

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media Contact:
Bruce Hawkins, Senior Communications Coordinator, City of Toronto 416-392-3496, bhawkin@toronto.ca
Robert J. Freedman, Director of Urban Design, City Planning, 416-392-1126, rfreedm@toronto.ca





 

 

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