26th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards call for nominations

    MISSISAUGA, ON, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Nominations are now open for the
Mississauga Urban Design Awards - the longest running awards program of its
kind in Ontario.
    Anyone may nominate a project. The competition is open to both the
general public and professionals within the development industry and related
fields. All nominated projects must be located within the City of Mississauga
and fully completed prior to September 7, 2007.
    Nominations will be accepted for developments including housing,
commercial and institutional buildings, industrial plants and recreational
facilities. Well-designed public utilities, streetscapes, open spaces and
renovations to heritage buildings qualify, as well as mixed-use projects.
Projects that have incorporated green development standards and sustainable
design principles are also encouraged to be nominated. Projects nominated in
previous years are not eligible.
    Nominees will be judged on their contribution to help making Mississauga
a vibrant and liveable city. Last year, the City presented an Urban Design
Award of Excellence to The Capital Condominiums, 4080 - 4090 Living Arts
Drive, (PSCP No.771, PSCP No.776, Daniels CCW Corporation, Kirkor Architects &
Planners, Starr Landscape Inc.).

    Four Awards of Merit were presented to projects that met the following
award criteria:

    Community Scale Significance
    -  Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital,
       2200 Eglinton Avenue West (Credit Valley Hospital, Cancer Care
       Ontario, John D. Rogers & Associates Inc., Farrow Partnership
       Architects, EDA Collaborative Inc.)

    Community Initiative and Environmental Significance
    -  Osprey Marsh, 6123 Ninth Line (City of Mississauga, Lisgar Residents'
       Association, Rotary Club of Meadowvale)

    -  Riverwood, 1475 & 1477 Burnhamthorpe Road West (City of Mississauga,
       du Toit Architects Limited)

    Personal Leadership in Heritage Preservation
    -  Heritage Orthodontics, 1556 Dundas Street West (Dr. J. Eric Selnes &
       Dr. Helen Grubisa)

    The 2007 Mississauga Urban Design Awards presentation will take place at
the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on Tuesday, November 20, 2007.
    The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 7, 2007. Award
information is available at the City of Mississauga's website at
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/urbandesignawards. Nomination forms
are available by visiting the Planning and Building Department, 11th Floor,
Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive or by calling Carol Cocomello
at 905-615-3200, ext. 5522.

    Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of 700,000.
With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City
delivers quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga
is recognized as Canada's safest city.

For further information:

For further information: Dolores Bartl-Hofmann, Public Affairs
Specialist, (905) 615-3200 Ext. 5051, dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca

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