Beautiful buildings, signature landscapes and great public spaces are important elements in shaping a dynamic, distinctive and delightful city. The City of Vaughan celebrates excellence in architecture with the Urban Design Awards and is calling on residents and businesses to submit nominations for local developments that exemplify these qualities.
The Urban Design Awards recognize recent projects in Vaughan that have contributed to the growth and identity of the city, including consideration of:
- High-quality architecture
- Enhancement of the public realm
- Advancement of a street network that encourages walking, cycling and transit use
- Preservation of cultural heritage
- Contribution to wellness, social equity and universal accessibility
- Environmentally sustainable design
This year’s awards will feature two categories – Award of Excellence and Award of Merit – to recognize and celebrate the various types of urban design and cultural heritage projects throughout the city. Entries will be judged on the basis of city-wide significance, sustainability, compatibility, innovation and creativity, and execution. Recipients of these awards will be honoured at the Vaughan Urban Design Awards Gala on Nov. 15 at Vaughan City Hall.
Application forms and details are available at the Development Planning department or online at vaughan.ca/UrbanDesignAwards. The deadline for submitting an application is Sept. 22.