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26th Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards Call for Nominations

Aug 01, 2007

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 #771, PSCP #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)

Architecture
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 Grubi

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. 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.

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