Nominations open for Town of Oakville Livable by Design Awards

The Town of Oakville’s 2015 Livable by Design Awards celebrates urban design, heritage and green building excellence in the community, and recognizes those who have developed well-designed and well-executed projects. Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:30pm. 

“Residents and business owners take great pride in contributing to the livability that Oakville encompasses,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The Livable by Design Awards provides an opportunity to recognize these individuals and companies who have incorporated this livability into their urban design.”

To be eligible for the awards, the project must have been completed between July 1, 2009 and April 30, 2015, located within the geographic limits of the Town of Oakville, Ontario and be visible from areas accessible to the public. Submission details are available at

The Livable by Design Award of Excellence will be presented to the project that exemplifies design excellence and achieves the evaluation criteria. Other outstanding projects will be eligible for a Livable by Design Award of Distinction.

The Livable by Design Award of Excellence and Award of Distinction will be decided by the selection committee representing the disciplines of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, heritage and sustainable building. The selection committee will be looking for entries that include a number of the evaluation criteria such as: integration with surroundings, supporting sustainability and green building practices, demonstrating creativity and innovation, and preserving cultural and natural resources. Members of the committee will review all complete submissions and choose the award recipients.

Again this year, Oakville residents will be encouraged to vote for their favourite project to receive the Citizens’ Choice Award. Photos and descriptions of all submissions will be available on the town’s website for review this summer. Residents will be able to cast their vote between September 1 and October 1, 2015. 

The Livable by Design Awards will be presented on November 12, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville.

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