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Mississauga Urban Design Awards

Since 1981, these awards have illustrated the City’s commitment to excellence and innovation in urban design.

This year, you can vote on the Retrospective People’s Choice Award, which honours all previous Award of Excellence winners from 1981 to the present.

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Voting for this year’s awards closes on September 28, 2020.

Winners will be announced in October 2020.

About the Awards

The Mississauga Urban Design Awards (MUDA) program began in 1981, and is the longest-running awards program of its kind in Ontario. The awards illustrate the City’s ongoing desire to inspire, develop and celebrate design leaders who help raise the quality of life for its residents and shape the image of Mississauga.

Winners are selected by a jury panel which includes Councillors, the City’s Commissioner of Planning and Building, and members of the professional design community.

The People’s Choice Award winners are selected by you.

If you have any questions about MUDA or you need to contact us, please email urban.design@mississauga.ca.

The number of awards issued in each category is at the discretion of the Jury. Categories include:

Award of Excellence

This award is presented to projects that exemplify, as much as possible, the judging criteria and the City’s design principles.

Award of Merit

This award is presented to projects that demonstrate excellence in one or more of the judging criteria and the City’s design principles.

Award of “Healthy by Design”

This award is presented to projects that exemplify, as much as possible, the six Healthy Community Design elements: density, service proximity, land use mix, street connectivity, streetscape characteristics and parking.

Members of the jury and awards criteria for the 2021 Mississauga Urban Design Awards will be announced soon.

To see the winners of the 2018 awards, view the 2018 Urban Design Awards Jury Report.