Oshawa Calls for Nominations for 2022 Urban Design Awards


By Glenn Hendry

Published on February 22, 2022 at 1:28 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express – 2018 Urban Design Award Winner

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

Any project carried out since March 14, 2018 is eligible. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 29.

The Urban Design Awards recognize the “significant contributions” that architects, landscape architects, urban planners, planners, developers, builders, renovators and others make to the appearance, liveability and quality of life in Oshawa.

“The Urban Design Awards honor superior developments that make our city shine,” said Councilor Tito-Dante Marimpietri, Chair of the Development Services Committee. “These exciting new job-creating projects are a guarantee of success that continues to identify us as Toronto’s most dynamic and sought-after neighbours. It really means that we are increasingly widely recognized as one of the major key markets in the GTA. »

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

Winning projects will receive an award of excellence from the City of Oshawa. Winners will be announced in June 2022.

UOIT 61 Charles – winner of the 2012 Urban Design Award

“Land use and urban design choices made today can affect Oshawa’s future. As impacts become fixed, the importance of designing them well and delivering them, in the right place in the community, with widespread appeal from the start, cannot be overstated,” added Councilor Rosemary McConkey, Vice- Chair of the Developmental Services Committee.

The program was launched in 2011/12 and since 2014 it has taken place every four years. Past winners include: UOIT at 61 Charles Street. and Durham Region Courthouse at 150 Bond St. E. (2012); Automotive Center of Excellence, UOIT at 60 Founders Dr., David Bouchard Public School at 460 Wilson Road. Sand Islamic Center of Oshawa at 23 Lloyd Street (2014); and Center for Collaborative Education (CFCE), Durham College2018 Simcoe Street North, Atria Apartment/Commercial Development100 Bond Street East and Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Conference Center67 Simcoe Street North, among others.

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

The nomination form and additional information about the program are available online at the City’s Urban Design Awards program webpage.

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