Oshawa inviting submissions for 2022 Urban Design Awards

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Published February 22, 2022 at 1:28 pm

Holiday Inn Express - a 2018 Urban Design Award winner

The City of Oshawa is inviting nominations for the 2022 Urban Design Awards, a program that recognizes excellence in architecture and urban design that enhance the image of the city.

Any project completed since March 14, 2018 is eligible. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, April 29.

The Urban Design Awards acknowledges the “significant contributions” that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, developers, builders, renovators and other individuals make to the appearance, livability and quality of life in Oshawa.

“The Urban Design Awards honour the superior developments that make our city shine,” said Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri, Chair, Development Services Committee. “These exciting new job creating projects are a beacon of success which continues to identify us as Toronto’s most dynamic and sought-after neighbours. This truly means that we are increasingly and broadly being recognized as one of the leading and primary core markets in the GTA.”

Nominations are free and can be made by anyone. Examples of potential nominations include buildings, neighbourhoods, public spaces, streets, parks, etc.

Winning projects will receive a City of Oshawa Award of Excellence. The award winners will be announced in June 2022.

UOIT 61 Charles – a 2012 Urban Design Award winner

“Land use planning and urban design choices made today can resonate far into Oshawa’s future. Considering the impacts become locked-in, the importance of designing and completing them well, in the right location in the community, with widespread appeal from the start cannot be overstated,” added Councillor Rosemary McConkey, Vice-Chair, Development Service Committee.

The program was launched in 2011/12 and since 2014 has been held every four years. Past winners include: UOIT at 61 Charles St. and Durham Region Courthouse at 150 Bond St. E. (2012);  Automotive Centre of Excellence, UOIT at 60 Founders Dr., David Bouchard Public School at 460 Wilson Rd. S. and Islamic Centre of Oshawa at 23 Lloyd St. (2014); and Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE), Durham College, 2018 Simcoe Street North, Atria Apartment/Commercial Development, 100 Bond Street East and Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Conference Centre, 67 Simcoe Street North, among others.

The City of Oshawa 2022 Urban Design Awards are made possible with support from its in-kind sponsors: the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects.

The nomination form and additional program information is available online on the City’s Urban Design Awards program webpage.

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