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Members of the design and development community gathered on Sept. 11 at the Palais Royale to recognize winners of this year’s Toronto Urban Design Awards (TUDA).

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Members of the design and development community gathered on Sept. 11 at the Palais Royale to recognize winners of this year’s Toronto Urban Design Awards (TUDA).

This year, the jury had to filter through 125 submissions — including built projects, visions and master plans, and student works — and concluded with selecting 11 projects for Awards of Excellence, 16 selections for Awards of Merit and a single Special Jury Award.

“The Carpenters’ Union is proud to support the TUDA awards as they recognize great design and contributions to our built environment. Toronto’s architectural/design community envision great projects, and together we build a great city. Our members are proud of their part in bringing great ideas to life,” said Mike Yorke, president of Carpenters’ Union Local 27.

In the Elements category, the Award of Excellence went to Shangri-La/Momofoku Toronto while the Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing and The Bloor Hot Doc Cinema were recognized with the Award of Merit.

In the category of Private Buildings in Context — Low Scale, the Award of Excellence was handed to Mjolk House and Noble Street Studios. The Award of Merit went to 38 Lesmil, Linea Bayview Townhomes and the Native Child and Family Life Centre.

For Private Buildings in Context — Mid Rise, the Award of Excellence went to CUBE Lofts and the Award of Merit went to Art Condominiums. In the category of Public Building in Context, the Award of Excellence was given to 11 Division-Toronto Police, Mount Dennis Library Renovation, Regent Park Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement.

The Award of Merit went to the Centre of Excellence for French-Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education, George Brown College Waterfront Campus, Maple Leaf Gardens, North Toronto Institute Redevelopment and Ryerson Image centre/School of Image Arts.

The Award of Merit in the Small Open Spaces category went to the Dundas Street West Parkettes.

The Award of Excellence in the Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs was handed to Evergreen Brick Works while the Sherbourne Common was recognized with an Award of Merit.

In the category of Visions and Master Plans, John Street — Toronto’s Red Carpet took the Award of Excellence and the Green Line Vision was given the Award of Merit.

In the Student Projects category, An Architecture of Civility and In Search of Place were applauded with an Award of Merit. Lastly, Market 707 was given the Special Jury Award.

This year’s jury panel included KPMB Architects founding partner Marianne McKenna, University of Guelph landscape architecture professor Cecelia Paine, Jeremy Sturgess of Sturgess Architecture, Eric Turcotte of Urban Strategies Inc. and Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett.

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