Niagara projects receive community design awards


GTA Construction Report staff writer

Several projects have received Niagara Community Design Awards  at a ceremony on Feb. 7.

The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in design in Niagara and demonstrate the application of smart growth principles.  “The awards continue to focus on projects that enhance the built environment, efficiently use land and demonstrate creativity and vision,” the awards news release said.

The award categories include: Larger scale project, public realm improvement, architecture, façade improvement, adaptive re-use, policy and plans and overall excellence.

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This year’s recipients, by category, are:

Larger scale project

o          Award: Phelps Homes, Residences at Jordan Village, Town of Lincoln

o          Award: Niagara College, Welland campus redevelopment, City of Welland

o          Honourable Mention: Kiwanis Aquatic Centre and Grantham branch library, City of St. Catharines

Public realm improvement

o          Award: St. Catharines Horticultural Society Garden

o          Honourable Mention: Ridge Rd. North reconstruction and public realm improvement, Town of Fort Erie


o          Award: City of St. Catharines, Carlisle St. parking facility

Façade improvement

o          Award: Quebec Bank, City of Thorold

o          Honourable Mention: Antica Pizzeria, City of Niagara Falls

Adaptive re-use

o          Award: Stone Mill Inn project, City of St. Catharines

Policy and Plans

o          Award: Beamsville Community improvement plan and commercial façade design guidelines, Town of Lincoln

o          Honourable Mention: Downtown urban design guidelines, City of St. Catharines

Overall excellence

o          Award: Niagara Falls History Museum, City of Niagara Falls

For further details about this year’s award winners, and for more information on the Niagara Community Design Awards, please visit


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