Sep 26, 2012
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 Centres 25th
The Civic Centre, a postmodernist icon featured in Mississaugas 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 Mississaugas 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
When: 6:30 p.m., September 28, 2012
Where: Council Chamber, Mississauga Civic Centre
City Centre Drive, Duke of York Blvd. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
For more information about the event, e-mail email@example.com or visit mississauga.ca/urbandesignawards. For
a complete list of Mississauga Culture Days events, visit mississauga.ca/culturedays.
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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Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940