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Markham wants your vote on iconic public buildings, spaces

Celebrating ‘50 Years of Excellence’ with People’s Choice Awards
Sept. 30, 2021
Irene Wong

Online voting for the first-ever Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards People’s Choice Award will be held from Oct. 4 until Oct. 22.

Fittingly for this 50th anniversary of Markham’s incorporation celebrating “50 Years of Excellence,” the People’s Choice Award contestants are all past winners as well as all entries for this year’s Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards.

You can visit to vote for one of 23 buildings and public spaces.

The Shoppes of Box Grove
Markham Rouge Valley Trail Milne Creek and Milne Dam Cable-Stayed Bridges
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Honda Canada Campus
eko Markham Centre
Cornell Community Centre
Downtown Markham’s Rouge Bijou
Angus Glen Community
Nexus and the Verdale
York Condos
Bill Crothers Secondary School
Civic Mall
Eaton Square
68 Main Street
Aaniin Community Centre and Library
Pan Am Centre
Gallery House
Leitchcroft Square -- Neighbourhood Park
Remington’s Downtown Precinct
Grand Cornell Neighbourhood
Morgan Pool and Splashpad
The Vanguard
Stiver Mill

“This is a great opportunity for residents to vote for the iconic public buildings and public spaces that they feel contribute to the beauty of their communities and to their quality of life,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the 2021 Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards virtual ceremony on Oct. 28, together with the winners of the juried Building of Significance Award, Institutional Building Award, Community Design Award, Open Space & Public Realm Award, and Urban Intensification Award.

This is the first year the Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards People’s Choice Award is being offered. All past winners of the Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards and all entries for this year’s awards are eligible for public voting.

The Markham Urban Design Excellence Awards are competition-based awards which recognize and promote excellence in building design and placemaking. Industrial, commercial, residential, recreational, heritage, open space and public realm projects completed in the City of Markham before Aug. 27, 2021, and within the last six years are eligible for consideration for this year’s juried awards.