City building | November 22, 2022
Submissions are now open for the 2023 Mississauga Urban Design Awards.
Once again, we are seeking the best that Mississauga has to offer in architecture and design for the 2023 Mississauga Urban Design Awards – a celebration of excellence for innovative, dynamic, trendsetting urban design projects that are transforming Mississauga.
Under the theme, “The Next Big Thing,” nominations are now open and will be accepted until April 14, 2023.
Why Submit a Nomination?
The answer is simple – why not! But there are many benefits to nominating a project including:
Eligibility of Projects
All submissions must be:
Owners, architects, designers, landscape architects, developers or others who have played a key role in the design, development or construction may nominate a project.
Interior design projects, plans and proposals as well as previously nominated projects are not eligible.
Nominated projects are eligible for the following awards:
Awards are reviewed for excellence across several criteria, including: citywide significance, community significance, living green, innovation, context, execution and healthy by design. Winners are selected by a jury of members from the professional design community as well as representatives from City Council.
People’s Choice Awards
The Mississauga Urban Design Awards also includes a People’s Choice Award, which is given to the project that receives the most public support through online voting.
Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will begin in June 2023.
How to Submit
Projects submitted for the 2023 Mississauga Design Awards need to include:
You can learn more about the 2023 Mississauga Urban Design Awards including highlights of previous winners and examples of previous submissions by visiting Mississauga.ca/urbandesignawards.
The Mississauga Urban Design Awards was established in 1981 and is Ontario’s longest running urban design awards program. It invites a broad range of nominations, including:
A standalone object, public artwork, small-scale building component or landscape element, which contributes significantly to the quality of the public realm. Includes infill housing, additions, public art on public or private lands, street furniture, light fixtures, canopies, signage, walkways, stairways, or other unique design element.
A building or group of buildings in all types and scales that is precedent setting for a project of its type. Includes residential, employment, commercial, mixed-use, heritage restoration and adaptive re-use buildings, parks, private open spaces, or plazas.
A building or group of buildings that serve the public and are accessible to the public. All building types and scales are eligible. Includes education, healthcare, recreation, cultural, community, civic buildings, heritage restoration and adaptive re-use buildings, bridges, parks, streetscape, public or private open spaces, plazas, landscaped areas, or stormwater facilities.
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