January 27, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Urban design and architectural excellence play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life in Toronto. The biennial Architecture and Urban Design Awards help promote and recognize public and private awareness of that role. This year will mark the 4th Awards competition since the City amalgamated in 1998.
The 2005 competition will include an expanded jury and the inaugural Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards Gala. The awards ceremony and gala celebration will be held on May 16th at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The jurors for this year’s competition include:
Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc, Montreal
John Bentley Mays
Architecture Critic – Real Estate, The Globe and Mail
Urban Public Policy Consultant, The Murray Group, WinnipegFormer Mayor of Winnipeg
Professor of Architecture, University of TorontoPartner, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc., Toronto
The architects, landscape architects, designers, artists and owners of the winning projects will receive a certificate for an Award or Honourable Mention in the applicable category. In addition, the City of Toronto will display all submissions in an exhibition and publication.
This year’s Architecture and Urban Design Awards and Gala are being organized by a Steering Committee with representatives from the City of Toronto, the Toronto Society of Architects, the Ontario Association of Architects, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Toronto Board of Trade. The City has also been working with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to establish National Urban Design Awards and looks forward to participating in this new program in 2006.
March 1 is the submission deadline. For more information and to download the entry form, please visit www.toronto.ca/auda/