Welcome to Corktown
Corktown is one of the more affordable downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. It has recently become popular with young professionals, who find this location extremely convenient to Toronto's downtown business and entertainment districts.
New and more relaxed zoning bylaws in the Corktown district have resulted in the speedy conversion of many of Corktown's commercial buildings into live-in work studios, condominium lofts and professional offices, all of which has helped to revitalize the entire neighbourhood.
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Toronto Urban Design Awards 2009 showcases hip urban designs from across a myriad of Toronto neighbourhoods.
Every two years the City of Toronto hosts the Urban Design Awards to acknowledge outstanding urban design efforts produced by architects, artists, urban designers, landscape architects, builders and design students.
Submissions were accepted in seven categories. There were 117 entries in this years contest. Winners in the various categories were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Palais Royale on September 21.
Some of the 2009 award winners included the following:
BUILDING IN CONTEXT - PRIVATE LOW-SCALE
Award of Excellence: 40R_Laneway House
BUILDING IN CONTEXT - PRIVATE MID-RISE
Award of Excellence: Academy Lane & Beach House Lofts
Honourable Mention: 294 Richmond
Honourable Mention: Loggia Condominiums
Honourable Mention: Toy Factory Lofts
BUILDING IN CONTEXT- PRIVATE TALL
Award of Excellence: Spire
Honourable Mention: JAZZ
BUILDING IN CONTEXT - PUBLIC
Award of Excellence: Toronto Public Library - Pape/Danforth Branch
Honourable Mention: Bloorview Kids Rehab
Honourable Mention: Artscape Wychwood Barns
Honourable Mention: Transformation AGO
SMALL OPEN SPACE
Award of Excellence: Spadina Wavedeck
Honourable Mention: Toronto Botanical Garden
Honourable Mention: Ireland Park Toronto