TORONTO — The City of Toronto held its annual Toronto Urban Design Awards Sept. 10, presenting nine projects for Awards of Excellence, 12 for Awards of Merit and one for the Special Jury Award.
The event is intended to “acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students and city builders make to the appearance and livability of the city,” noted a release.
This year there were a total of 113 submissions in nine categories. The 2019 award winners were:
- Award of Excellence: The Luminous Veil, Prince Edward Viaduct
- Award of Excellence: The Blue Room, 802, 834 and 940 College St.
- Award of Merit: Indigenous Cultural Markers, Humber College North and Lakeshore Campuses
- Award of Merit: Nathan Phillips Square Bicycle Station, 100 Queen St. W.
Private Buildings in Context — Low Scale
- Award of Merit: Casey House, 119 Isabella St.
Private Buildings in Context – Mid-Rise
- Award of Merit: DUKE, 2803 Dundas St. W.
- Award of Merit: 109 OZ, 109 Ossington Ave.
Private Buildings in Context — Tall
- Award of Merit: SQ at Alexandra Park, 55 Cameron St.
Public Buildings in Context
- Award of Excellence: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Rd.
- Award of Excellence: Daniels Building, One Spadina Cresc.
- Award of Merit: Odeyto Indigenous Centre at Seneca College, 1750 Finch Ave. E.
- Award of Merit: Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto, 55 St. George St.
Small Open Spaces
- Award of Excellence: Trillium Park & William G. Davis Trail, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
- Award of Merit: College Promenade BIA Streetscape and Parkettes, College St. Promenade
Large Places and/or Neighbourhood Designs
- Award of Excellence: Grange Park Revitalization, 26 Grange Rd.
- Award of Excellence: Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St. E.
Visions and Master Plans
- Award of Excellence: TOcore: Downtown Parks and Public Realm Plan, Downtown Toronto
- Award of Merit: Laneway Suites: A New Housing Typology for Toronto
- Award of Merit: Humber Bay Park Master Plan, 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
- Award of Excellence: The Urban Living Room, Toronto Port Lands
- Award of Merit: Spaces for Economic Diversity, North York and City-Wide
Special Jury Award for Catalytic Infrastructure
- Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project — Bridge Design and Engineering.
A display of the winning entries will take place at the following locations: Scarborough Civic Centre gallery from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3; North York Civic Centre from Oct. 7 to 11; and Etobicoke Civic Centre from Oct. 14 to 18.