Winners of the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards announced

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - At a ceremony at the Palais Royale this evening, 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

    BUILDING IN CONTEXT - PRIVATE MID-RISE
    Award of Excellence: Academy Lane & Beach House Lofts
    Honourable Mention: 294 Richmond
    Honourable Mention: Loggia Condominiums
    Honourable Mention: Toy Factory Lofts

    BUILDING IN CONTEXT- PRIVATE TALL
    Award of Excellence: Spire
    Honourable Mention: JAZZ

    BUILDING IN CONTEXT - PUBLIC
    Award of Excellence: Toronto Public Library - Pape/Danforth Branch
    Honourable Mention: Bloorview Kids Rehab
    Honourable Mention: Artscape Wychwood Barns
    Honourable Mention: Transformation AGO

    SMALL OPEN SPACE
    Award of Excellence: Spadina Wavedeck
    Honourable Mention: Toronto Botanical Garden
    Honourable Mention: Ireland Park Toronto

    VISION & MASTER PLAN
    Award of Excellence: Mayor's Tower Renewal Opportunities Book
    Honourable Mention: Lawrence Heights Revitalization Development Concept
    Plan
    Honourable Mention: Lake Ontario Park Master Plan

    STUDENT PROJECT
    Honourable Mention: Water Theatre

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

    Following the gala, there will be a display at the following locations:
    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.

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SOURCE 2009 TORONTO URBAN DESIGN AWARDS

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: 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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