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31st Urban Design Awards Kick Off Mississauga’s Culture Days Celebrations

Sep 26, 2012

Mississauga’s Culture Days events will get underway this Friday with a celebration of urban design in the City, past and present.  The Mississauga Urban Design Awards will honour newly minted examples of excellence in urban design, and will host a special celebration of the Mississauga Civic Centre’s 25th Anniversary. 

The Civic Centre, a postmodernist icon featured in Mississauga’s logo, opened in July 1987.  Michael Kirkland, one of the two architects on the team that won the national architectural competition for the design of the Civic Centre, will be a featured speaker at the event, along with architect George Baird, who served as the professional advisor to the jury that chose the winning submission.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council and staff from Mississauga’s Planning and Building Department will attend the event.   The awards program is the longest running municipal urban design competition in Ontario.

What:        31st Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards

When:       6:30 p.m., September 28, 2012

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

For more information about the event, e-mail or visit  For a complete list of Mississauga Culture Days events, visit

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


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