Toronto Urban Design Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards, and they include some British Columbia representation. The program, which celebrates those who are helping to improve the Toronto community by shaping its physical environment, attracted 125 submissions in seven award categories. A total of 11 projects garnered Awards of Excellence while 16 received Awards of Merit. There was also one Special Jury Award this year. Amongst the recipients:

  • Award of Excellence – Elements: James KM Cheng Architects Inc./ Hariri Pontarini Architects for Shangri-la / Momofuku Toronto
  • Award of Excellence – Public Buildings in Context: Stantec Architecture Ltd. for 11 Division – Toronto Police Service
  • Award of Merit – Public Buildings in Context: Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects for George Brown Waterfront Campus

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Exclusive: Get AZURE at a Special AIBC Rate

With eight visually stunning issues per year, AZURE’s international perspective and multidisciplinary coverage – which puts architecture, interiors, products, landscapes and urbanism together in a real-world scenario – make it distinct from any other publication available on newsstands. Follow emerging design trends; explore forward-looking architecture; stay in-the-know with what’s relevant and exciting in Canada and internationally – get it all by reading AZURE. As part of its support for the 2013 Conference, AZURE invites you to sign up for a year of the magazine (eight print Issues) for only $17.70, or get both the print and digital edition for just $22.70. This offer is not transferable, and is only available to AIBC registrants. Rates for Canada only. Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your first issue. Click here.

Second Architectural Bike Tour Added

In response to popular demand, the AIBC will be offering a second Architectural Bicycle Tour. We are pleased to say that the 30 spaces on the inaugural tour, taking place on Saturday, September 14,  2013, filled quickly. To accommodate the growing waiting list of interested participants, there will be an additional tour on Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The three-hour, 24-kilometre tour will explore portions of False Creek, Shaughnessy, Mt. Pleasant, Grandview, Strathcona and East Vancouver (click here to view a detailed map of the tour route). Riders must bring their own bicycle and helmet. It starts and ends at the Vancouver Salt Company building, 181 – 1st Avenue West. The cost is $15 per person, and space is limited. Please r.s.v.p. to  For more information, click to view the Architectural Bicycle Tour Flyer.