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Habitat for Humanity Hoskins Square voted People’s Choice at Brampton Urban Design Awards

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Published on November 02, 2015 with 2 Comments

BRAMPTON, ON: The people have spoken: the Habitat for Humanity project at 20 Hoskins Square is Brampton’s best new design project.

The residential development was honoured with the People’s Choice Award, one of 15 awards handed out late last month at the Brampton Urban Design Awards ceremony.

The Awards recognize achievements in the fields of design, architecture and landscape architecture for innovative projects constructed in Brampton.

Winners were chosen by a voting jury that included three industry professionals:

  •  Cecelia Paine, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph 
  • Michel Trocmé, urban designer and Partner at Urban Strategies 
  • Rick Merill, architect, urban planner and Associate Partner at The Planning Partnership

Also on the jury were four representatives from the City of Brampton:

  •  Regional Councillor Elaine Moore, Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee. 
  • City Councillor Pat Fortini, Vice-Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee 
  • Marilyn Ball, Acting CAO 
  • Paul Snape, Director of Development Services

“When urban designers and planners think outside the box and push the boundaries of planning, great communities are built – communities for all residents to enjoy and call home,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “The creative and ground-breaking designers recognized at this year’s Urban Design Awards are helping us build a better Brampton.”

Awards were handed out for: 

  • New commercial, industrial, institutional and mixed-use buildings 
  • New residential development 
  • Heritage restorations 
  • New landscapes 
  • Healthy and sustainable development

The People’s Choice Award is the one award voted on by the people of Brampton. Residents cast their votes on the City’s website and in person during CeleBrampton on June 13. The Habitat project was the overwhelming favourite.“

People were very passionate about this project, and about the modern interpretation of neighbourhood housing,” said Regional Councillor Elaine Moore during the ceremony. “This is housing that improved the lives of both the new residents and the surrounding community.

” In addition to the People’s Choice, the project also received two Awards of Excellence – for Single Residential Development and Healthy and Sustainable Development – and the award for Best Overall Project. For a full list of winning projects,

visit www.brampton.ca/uda.

 

 

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