TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of Toronto's design and development community came together at the Palais Royal tonight to celebrate the 2019 Toronto Urban Design Awards winners.
The City of Toronto is committed to promoting design excellence and hosts the Toronto Urban Design Awards every other year to acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students and city builders make to the appearance and livability of the city.
This competition offers the opportunity to receive city-wide recognition for outstanding design projects from an independent jury of urban visionaries, professionals and academics, representing the local and international design communities.
This year, there were a total of 113 submissions in nine categories, containing a variety of built projects, visions and master plans and student works. The jury selected a total of nine projects for Awards of Excellence, 12 for Awards of Merit and one for the Special Jury Award.
The 2019 award winners follow by category:
Private Buildings in Context ? Low Scale
Private Buildings in Context ? Mid-Rise
Private Buildings in Context ? Tall
Public Buildings in Context
Small Open Spaces
Large Places and/or Neighbourhood Designs
Visions and Master Plans
Special Jury Award for Catalytic Infrastructure
A display of the winning entries will take place at the following locations:
The 2019 awards jury consisted of the following five people:
More information about the Toronto Urban Design Awards and the jury report, which includes photographs and full project credits for each of the winning submissions, are available at http://www.toronto.ca/tuda.
"I'm honoured to celebrate the 2019 Toronto Urban Design Awards to acknowledge the incredible work that goes into creating Toronto's urban fabric. Our city is constantly evolving but our goal remains the same: to ensure vibrant, diverse, affordable and safe spaces for everyone."
- Mayor John Tory
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