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Celebrating Design Excellence: 32nd Mississauga Urban Design Awards Kick Off Culture Days

Sep 26, 2013

Mississauga’s latest and greatest architectural gems will be honoured this Friday evening at the 32nd annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards. 

This year’s theme is appropriately “Public Art”, as the awards kick off Culture Days celebrations across the city with a cascading exhibit in the Great Hall of the Civic Centre.

What: 32nd Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards Ceremony and Public Art Display

When: Friday, September 27, 2013
7 p.m.

Where: Council Chamber, Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
(Duke of York Blvd. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.)
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Who: Mayor Hazel McCallion
Susan Burt, Director, Culture
Andrew Davies, Public Art Consultant (keynote speaker)
Ray Poitras, Acting Director, Development and Design
2013 Urban Design Jury Members:
Chris Fonseca, Councillor, Ward 3
Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building
Marianne Mokrycke. Landscape Architect
Peter Berton, Partner +VG Architects (The Ventin Group)
Lisa Rappaport, Founding Partner, PLANT Architect, Inc.                  

Cascading Mississauga, Public Art Display
Cascading Mississauga, designed by artist Amanda Browder is comprised of over 900 pieces of donated community fabric.  The artist is interested in creating a connection to art and everyday life with a friendly process that invites participation and envisions the vibrant burst of colours as a definition of the spirit of Mississauga, a place of good energy and a bright future.

The Mississauga Urban Design Awards is the longest running municipal urban design competition in Ontario.

For more information about the event, email 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
Senior Communications Advisor
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