City of Toronto launches 2007 Urban Design Awards

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller will officially launch the
City of Toronto's 2007 Urban Design Awards competition at a gala awards
celebration on September 17.
    The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Official entry
forms can be printed from the City's website at
    These biennial awards acknowledge and promote the important contribution
that urban designers, architects, landscape architects and artists make in
improving the quality of life in the city. The awards recognize design
excellence and raise public awareness of the key role that design plays.
    Nominations will be accepted in seven major categories and will be judged
by an independent jury. The jurors for 2007 are: Toronto columnist John
Barber; Toronto urban designer Calvin Brook; Montreal architect Renée Daoust,
Director of Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo; Rick Haldenby; and
Toronto landscape architect David Leinster.
    Along with the categories of Visions and Master Plans, Large Places or
Neighbourhood Designs, Small Open Spaces, Elements, and Student Projects, this
year's competition includes a new Public Buildings in Context category, and
several new sub-categories for Private Buildings in Context.

    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.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Robert J. Freedman, Director of
Urban Design, City Planning, (416) 392-1126

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