Most beautiful and interesting new buildings, other projects in Mississauga to be revealed
Published September 20, 2023 at 10:22 am
After months of online voting and studying the two dozen entries, the public will finally get to see which “innovative, interesting and inspiring” new buildings and other projects in the city are the best of the best when winners of the 2023 Mississauga Urban Design Awards are revealed on Thursday night.
Winners, including the project that received the People’s Choice Award, will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held Sept. 21 at the Small Arms Inspection Building, on Lakeshore Road East, starting at 6 p.m.
The 24 contenders for the 2023 awards have been before the judges and the public since earlier this year — and there are some eye-catching, colourful and generally impressive new buildings and other projects vying for top recognition.
Public online voting to determine one of the winners, the People’s Choice Award, ran from June 1 to July 30.
The two dozen buildings and projects in Mississauga were nominated for Urban Design Awards as the most “innovative, interesting and inspiring” new works in the city.
Nominations for this year’s awards were received between last November and April of this year. A six-member jury was chosen to decide on the winners in various categories.
“Mississauga’s Urban Design Awards are a celebration of excellence for innovative, dynamic, trendsetting urban design projects that are transforming Mississauga,” City of Mississauga officials said earlier.
The Mississauga Urban Design Awards competition, held every two years, began in 1981 and is the longest-running awards program of its kind in Ontario.
The Urban Design Awards aim to inspire and celebrate design leaders who help raise the quality of life for residents by shaping Mississauga’s diverse cityscape, City officials say.
Awards will be presented in three categories:
- Urban Elements: a standalone object that contributes to the quality of the public realm
- Private Project: a building or group of buildings that achieve urban design excellence
- Public Project: a building or group of buildings that are accessible and serve the public
As they prepare to announce the winners of the 2023 awards competition, Mississauga officials recently took a look back at previous Urban Design Awards winners that helped shape Mississauga’s lakeshore communities.
Below are several more 2023 nominees for Mississauga Urban Design Awards.
Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Student Centre (Public Project)
Lakeshore Lofts (Private Project)
3 Arches (Urban Elements)
Meadowvale Theatre (Public Project)
Ebb and Flow (Urban Elements)
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