Toronto Urban Design Awards winners announced
The winners of this year’s Toronto Urban Design Awards were announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 13.
As Toronto’s population continues to expand, there is an increasing demand for new and improved public spaces and amenities for both residents and visitors alike.
As a result, the awards acknowledge and celebrate the pursuit of design excellence in the city’s growth and development.
The projects honored by the Toronto Urban Design Awards make substantial contributions to the overall quality and design excellence of our urban environment. This year, a total of 84 submissions were received across nine categories.
In May, the jury reviewed and considered these submissions, conducting site visits to the selected projects on the shortlist.
The 2023 Toronto Urban Design Awards has multiple categories. These include “Elements,” encompassing objects, public art installations, and landscape features contributing to the public realm’s quality, such as benches, signage, and works of art. Another category is “Private Buildings in Context,” recognizing buildings or building compositions demonstrating urban design excellence, sustainable design measures, and their relationship to the public realm, with subcategories for “Low-Scale” (up to four storeys), “Mid-Rise” (typically five to 11 storeys), and “Tall” buildings (exceeding the width of adjacent streets). This diverse range of categories ensures a comprehensive evaluation of projects across urban and suburban settings.