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Scholars’ Green, the ‘Marilyn’ Building and Mississauga Libraries Chosen Best of City’s Urban Design

Sep 28, 2012

A spectacular skyscraper, a trio of redeveloped Mississauga City libraries and a place for college students to gather, learn and experience downtown Mississauga earned top marks at the 31st Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards. The awards program is the longest-running municipal urban design awards program in Ontario.

The awards ceremony, part of the City's Culture Days events this year, included a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Mississauga Civic Centre.  The Civic Centre, a postmodernist icon featured in Mississauga's logo, opened in July 1987.

2012 Mississauga Urban Design Awards winners include:


Awards of Excellence:

The Lakeview, Lorne Park and Port Credit Libraries - Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architects, and NAK Design Group

Absolute World, the 'Marilyn' Tower (Phase IV) - MAD Architects, Burka Architects, and NAK Design Group

Scholars' Green Park - gh3 and Terraplan Landscape Architects


Awards of Merit:

O'Connor Park - PMA Landscape Architects

860 and 864 Goodwin Road -  En2 Development Corporation


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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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Media contact:

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