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Buildup To Greenbuild: See The Winners of the Toronto Urban Design Awards

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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. Every two years the City of Toronto presents the Urban Design Awards, with an independent jury choosing among dozens of submissions. Many of this year's winners are within walking distance of Greenbuild. This year's jury, (Ralph Giannone, John Lorinc, Ronji Borooah, Greg Smallenberg, Christine Abe) must have had a tough time; there was some great stuff submitted and some difficult choices made. Like the one above, the Salvation Army Harbour Lightbox by Diamond and Schmitt Architects and du Toit Allsopp Hillier Ltd in the Elements category: With its understated but stirring design, the chapel succeeds in literally illuminating a long neglected intersection on lower Jarvis. It anchors the attached residential towers and frames an internal courtyard. But with its massing, luminous facade and compact scale, the chapel manages to communicate the Harbour Light's spiritual and humanitarian mission while respecting the corner of Jarvis Street and Shuter Street.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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