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Mississauga Opens Nominations For 2007 Urban Design "People's Choice" Awards

Oct 09, 2007

For the second year, the City invites everyone in Mississauga to put themselves on the jury panel of the "People's Choice" Award and go online to cast a vote in this year's Mississauga Urban Design Award competition.

The goal of the Mississauga Urban Design "People's Choice" award is to determine, in the public's opinion, which new building or landscape feature helps to define the City and raise the profile of Mississauga.

Selection Criteria:

The City's webpage lists the following questions to provide a decision-making guideline.

  • Does the project contribute positively to the City's image?
  • Does the project contribute to the quality of the environment or to the community?
  • Does it give you a "sense of place," increase your sense of safety, or does it reinforce a unique history?
  • Does it influence any trends in the City or beyond?
  • Does the project blend in well with its surroundings, including other buildings or spaces?

When:
"People's Choice" award online voting begins Wednesday, October 10, 2007.

Who:
Mississauga residents and everyone interested in taking part in the selection process are invited to go online and make their selection.

Where:
eCity -  Mississauga's award winning website www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/choiceawards.

How:
Read the criteria provided, view the nominations entered in this year's Mississauga Urban Design Award competition, and cast a vote for one project by clicking the button beside the image of the project.

The "People's Choice" Award winner is based on the total number of online votes and will be announced at the Mississauga Urban Design Award event on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. At the event, the jury will recognize projects that achieve the City's high standards of excellence in urban design and will acknowledge representatives of the building and development industry for their contributions to making Mississauga a vibrant and liveable city. The Mississauga Urban Design Awards is the longest running program of its kind in Ontario.

The first "People's Choice" award in 2006 was presented to Riverwood, 1475 & 1477 Burnhamthorpe Road West (City of Mississauga, du Toit Architects Limited).

For more information about the Mississauga Urban Design Awards, past winners, selection criteria, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/urbandesignawards.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000.  With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca


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