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2006 Mississauga Urban Design Awards Celebrate a Quarter Century of Excellence

Oct 16, 2006

Today at the 25th anniversary award presentation, the City recognized five outstanding projects for achieving Mississauga's highest standards in building design and acknowledged 25 years of urban design excellence in Mississauga.

"Great urban design helps to create great communities," said Mayor Hazel McCallion, a member of the 25th anniversary jury panel.  "The submissions represented virtually every type of design and sector in the city including business, residential, institutional, open space and historic building renovation.  What set the winners apart is how these urban designs contribute to the quality of business, residential and community life in Mississauga."

In a ceremony held in the Royal Bank Theatre of the Living Arts Centre, an Award of Excellence was presented to:
The Capital Condominiums, 4080 ÿ 4090 Living Arts Drive, (PSCP #771, PSCP #776, Daniels CCW Corporation, Kirkor Architects & Planners, Starr Landscape Inc.)

Four Awards of Merit were presented to projects that met the following award criteria:

Community Scale Significance
Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West (Credit Valley Hospital, Cancer Care Ontario, John D. Rogers & Associates, Farrow Partnership Architects, EDA Collaborative  Inc.)

Community Initiative and Environmental Significance
Osprey Marsh, 6123 Ninth Line (City of Mississauga, Lisgar Residents' Association, Rotary Club of Meadowvale)

Riverwood, 1475 & 1477 Burnhamthorpe Road West (City of Mississauga, du Toit Architects Limited)

Personal Leadership in Heritage Preservation
Heritage Orthodontics, 1556 Dundas Street West (Dr. J. Eric Selnes & Dr. Helen Grubisa)

For the first time at the 25th anniversary event, Mayor McCallion presented the "People's Choice" Award to Riverwood (City of Mississauga, du Toit Allsopp Hillier Architects Limited, ENVision ÿ The Hough Group).  The "People's Choice" award was determined by online poll and recognizes the project which, in the publicÿs opinion, best helps to define the City and raise the profile of Mississauga. 

Planning and Building Commissioner and jury member Ed Sajecki said, "This year, we added new features to the 25th anniversary program to get Mississauga residents excited about the great urban designs that are shaping their city.  In addition to the People's Choice award, we launched a 'Design the City of the 21st Century' ideas fair and invited Mississauga students to create an imaginative and visionary illustration of how Mississauga's City Centre will appear in the year 2075.  We received thoughtful and imaginative submissions from three Mississauga high schools."

School submissions will be on display in the Great Hall of the Civic Centre from October 17 to 27.

In addition to Mayor McCallion and Ed Sajecki, other jury members included:  Maurice Nelischer, director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph; Andrea Gabor, partner in Urban Strategies; Michael Spaziani of Michael Spaziani Architect Inc., and Rick Drennan, editorial director, Mississauga Business Times.

The annual competition is open to architects, designers, planners, landscape architects, engineers, developers, owners, contractors and the general public.  A wide variety of project types are eligible, including residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, mixed-use, streetscapes, public utilities and projects which adapt or preserve existing structures.  To qualify, a project must have been completed by August 15, 2006.

Design submissions are judged against the following criteria:

  • contribution to enhancement of the visual image of the City,
  • context or relationship of the building to other existing or planned development,
  • creative and innovative use of building site and location,
  • contribution to the environment and community character, and
  • use and quality of building materials.

Copies of the detailed Jury Report and photos are available by calling the media contact below, or the City's Design Team in the Planning and Building Department at 905-896-5522.
Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City delivers quality municipal programs and services to its citizens.  Mississauga is recognized as Canada's safest city.

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Related Links:
   2006 Mississauga Urban Design Awards Jury Report

Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
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