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Pugs Announce 2014 Winners and Talk Toronto vs. Chicago

June 24, 2014 9:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Last week an audience gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario to celebrate the winners of the 2014 Pug Awards, to congratulate the winning participants in this year's Pug Ed school programme, and ... read more

PUG Talk: What Can Toronto Learn From Chicago?

Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago, image  by Craig White
June 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
We Torontonians are always considering how our city stacks up against other ones around the world. It's often seen as a sign of an inferiority complex, but just as often we are looking at what we ... read more

Checking Out the 2014 Pug Award Nominees

 Toronto PUG Awards Condos Architecture Downtown Midtown
May 7, 2014 4:35 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
An exciting event for architectural enthusiasts, the nominees for the 2014 Pug Awards were announced last week. The Pug Awards are an architectural awards program which gives the public the ... read more

Voting Now Open for 2014 Pug Awards

PUG Awards, The People's Choice Awards for Architecture
May 1, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Pug Awards have come a long way since the inaugural year in 2005. When the event was created almost a decade ago, founders Anna Simone of Cecconi Simone, and Gary Berman, President of ... read more

2013 PUG People's Choice Architecture Awards Handed Out

June 27, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Pug Awards were first handed out in 2005. Envisioned by Anna Simone, of design firm Cecconi Simone, and Gary Berman, President of real estate financier Tricon Capital ... read more

The Pug Awards Looks at New Condominiums in Toronto

500 Wellington Condos Toronto by Freed Developments
May 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
Love It, Like It or Hate It — this refers to your voting options in the annual Pug Awards.  Condos in Toronto — when else do we get a chance to give our input to the development industry and ... read more

The Pug Awards Looks at Commercial and Institutional Buildings

four seasons hotel toronto by lifetime developments menkes alcion ventures
May 21, 2013 11:30 am | by Jeanette O'Sullivan | Comments
Voting is open for the 2012 Pug Awards, a nine year-old initiative that allows the citizens of Toronto to tell building developers, architects and designers how they really feel about the newest ... read more

Toronto Architecture: Diverse Nominees Mark 9th Annual Pug Awards

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Toronto, Pugs Nominee
April 30, 2013 1:50 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Scheduled to take place on June 26th, 2013, the 9th Annual Pug Awards: People's Choice for Architecture, have listed the nominees and opened the polls for the public, relying on the voice of the ... read more

Upcoming Pug Talk to address "The Future of the Glass Tower"

Future of the Skyline event by PUG Awards in downtown Toronto
April 15, 2013 2:50 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Pug Awards, an organization that celebrates the best of Toronto planning and design, is holding a talk entitled "The Future of the Glass Tower?" on April 30, 2013 at the Art Gallery of ... read more

2012 Pug Awards Announced

83 Redpath condos Toronto, image courtesy of &Co Architects
June 14, 2012 7:55 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
The 2012 Pug Awards were handed out on June 13 in an auditorium at the tiff/Bell Lightbox, last year's winning Commercial/Institutional location. The awards, which measure the public reception of ... read more

Only a Few Days Left to Vote in the Pug Awards

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in Toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
May 29, 2012 2:48 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Voting for the 8th annual Pug Awards is coming to a close this Thursday May 31. For those of you who haven't already cast your votes, you still have time! If there's one thing we here at ... read more

Pug Awards Voting is Open and They Want Your Opinion!

8th Annual Pug Awards Logo
May 1, 2012 1:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of the more interesting, informative and realistic awards we have to honour — or dishonour — architecture here in the GTA is the Pug Awards. This year marks their 8th Annual People's Choice ... read more

The Pugs Reward Torontonians' Favourite New Buildings

Thompson Hotel by Freed Developments, image courtesy of the Pug Awards
June 21, 2011 9:24 am | by Craig White | Comments
Last night in the beautiful atrium of Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Torontonians' love for the best new large-project architecture in the city was on display at the seventh ... read more

Pug Awards 2011 Allow You To Weigh In On A Growing City

The 38 buildings vying for your approval at the 2011 Pug Awards
May 20, 2011 12:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto loves a good architectural dust-up, and for the last several years the Pug Awards have provided a way to weigh in on the latest crop of winners and losers completed on our skyline in ... read more

Next Mayor of Toronto?

David Crombie, Toronto's former "tiny perfect mayor" opens proceedings
June 18, 2010 2:18 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
On the evening of June 16, the Pug Awards for architecture were handed out at an event in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s handsome Baillie Court before a large crowd made up of much of the city’s ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Royal Conservatory Of Music Wins Pug Award

The Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre by KPMB wins the Pug Awards
June 16, 2010 11:03 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Royal Conservatory Of Music/TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning is the 2010 winner of the Pug Award for best commercial project. The KPMB designed building is stunning both inside and ... read more

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee
June 2, 2010 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
You've cast ballots 40 times now for the Pug Awards... or maybe you are still catching up, which is fine on Urban Toronto, because our version of the Pugs have not wrapped up quite yet. For the ... read more

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee

Phase II of Grand Triomphe nominated for worst architecture.
June 2, 2010 9:03 am | by Craig White | Comments
Okay, yesterday we got back to you about the Pug Award Winners - today, let's talk about the losers. Phase II of Grand Triomphe nominated for worst architecture. read more

Daily Poll for June 1, 2010: Favourite Residential Pug Nominee

60 Richmond East Housing Co-op took 1st place in Residential Pug Awards
June 1, 2010 12:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This year's Pug Award winners, announced Wednesday evening at the AGO, were quite well predicted by UrbanToronto, although we did miss the Honourable Mention in both residential and commercial ... read more

Daily Poll 36 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Toy Factory Lofts

Daily Poll 36 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Toy Factory Lofts Toronto
May 31, 2010 9:09 am | by Craig White | Comments
Our sixteenth round of Pug Award polls showed that UrbanToronto feels just about the same for all of the previous three buildings: TELUS House, THe Arc, and The Murano all poll very well, despite ... read more