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West Don Lands
The West Don Lands is an 80-acre area in Toronto being revitalized with sustainability in mind.

Waterfront Toronto receives Sustainable Architecture award

July 03, 2008

Waterfront Toronto together with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) received the 2008 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's (RAIC) Sustainable Development Award for the design of the Lower Don Lands.

The Sustainable Development Award recognizes the role urban design and architectural excellence play in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. In their final analysis the National Urban Design jury members felt that the Lower Don Lands design crafted an ecologically-based and environmentally sensitive approach that will provide a long-term evolutive strategy for sustainable

The Lower Don Lands project is just one part of Waterfront Toronto's
8000 Hectare project to transform the City of Toronto's central waterfront.
The design for the Lower Don Lands promises to turn unused land in Toronto's
central waterfront into a sustainable "green" city, a new destination where
city, lake, and river interact in a dynamic and balanced relationship.

Waterfront Toronto is driven by an integrated approach to transforming
the central waterfront land," said John Campbell President & CEO, Waterfront
Toronto. Waterfront Toronto's approach goes beyond getting the highest value
for each parcel of land.  "RAIC's recognition of Waterfront Toronto with the Sustainable Development award shows that Waterfront Toronto's commitment to design excellence is not just an aspiration but a realization in the Lower Don Lands design," Campbell added.



The Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto
created Waterfront Toronto to oversee and lead the renewal of Toronto's
waterfront. Public accessibility, design excellence, sustainable development,
economic development and fiscal sustainability are the key drivers of

From Canadian News Wire