2007 Toronto Urban Design Awards call for submissions

The City of Toronto invites students in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and other design programs to submit theoretical and studio projects related to Toronto. This awards program acknowledges and promotes the important contribution that urban designers, architects, landscape architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in our city. They recognize and celebrate design excellence and in turn elevate public awareness of the vital role that design plays. This years competition includes a new Public Buildings in Context category and several new subcategories in the Private Buildings in Context category.

The 2007 competition offers winners the opportunity to receive city-wide recognition from a jury of urban visionaries: Calvin Brook of Brook McIlroy Inc.; David Leinster of the Planning Partnership; Renee Daoust of Daoust Lestage Inc.; Urban Affairs columnist John Barber of The Globe and Mail; and Rick Haldenby, Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo.

The urban designers, landscape architects, architects, artists and owners of the winning projects will receive a certificate of an Award of Excellence or Honourable Mention in the applicable category, which will be announced and presented at the Toronto Urban Design Awards Gala on September 17, 2007. The winning projects will be published in a Jury Report, and will be displayed in all Civic Centres and at Metro Hall. All of the submissions will be exhibited at City Hall.

The submission deadline is June 1, 2007, and judging will take place in mid-June. Application requirements are: two 11×17 presentation boards, one CD of digital images and a project description sheet.

For complete details on categories, eligibility, submission requirements and other information, please visit www.toronto.ca/tuda