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City to Honour Winners of the 30th Annual Urban Design Awards

Nov 21, 2011

The City of Mississauga's 30th Annual Urban Design Awards will be presented in the Council Chamber at the City's Civic Centre on November 22, 2011.  The Mayor, Members of Council and staff from the City's Planning and Building Department will attend to congratulate those selected for excellence in urban design.  The awards program is the longest running municipal urban design competition in Ontario. 

What:     30th Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards

When:    7 p.m., November 22, 2011

Where:   Council Chamber, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive,
               Duke of York Blvd. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Cityzen Development Group will also be on hand for a special presentation on the design and construction of the iconic Absolute tower, widely known as the "Marilyn" building.  Located at Burnhamthorpe Road East and Hurontario Street, the structure, known for its curvaceous design, is the result of an international design competition held in 2006.

Update:  Acclaimed architect Yansong Ma, designer of the 'Marilyn' building, will be in attendance for the awards ceremony and the reception to follow.

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As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media contact:

Ann Lehman-Allison
Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940
TTY 905-896-5151