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City of Mississauga, University of Toronto Mississauga Win 2011 Urban Design Awards of Excellence

Nov 30, 2011

The City of Mississauga walked away with an Award of Excellence and three Awards of Merit at the 30th Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards on November 22. The awards program is the longest running municipal urban design competition in Ontario.

Mississauga Celebration Square and the University of Toronto Mississauga Instructional Centre garnered Awards of Excellence in Urban Design, while the City's Burnhamthorpe Library Redevelopment and the pool additions at the Clarkson and Malton Community Centres each took home an Award of Merit.

The City's winning entries were four of the City's Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) projects recently completed through the ISF program's combination of municipal, provincial and federal funding.

For an additional twist to the evening, Cityzen Development Group presented on the design and construction of the iconic Absolute tower, widely known as the 'Marilyn' building. Acclaimed architect Yansong Ma, who won an international urban design competition in 2006 for designing the Marilyn tower, was in attendance.

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