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2014 Winners

View the press release announcing the 2014 winners.

The Livable City Design Awards celebrate Kingston's long tradition of architectural excellence and creative urban management. The program recognizes and promotes excellence in urban design, publicizes the City's desire for design leadership by example, and assist in raising the quality and image of the City.


Now Accepting 2017 Nominations

The City is now accepting nominations for the Livable City Design Awards, celebrating excellence in urban design and architecture by recognizing exemplary projects that have been completed over the last three years.

These projects demonstrate creativity and innovation, make use of quality materials, and are mindful of environmental and accessibility concerns.

Any original project that was completed in Kingston between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2016 and is visible or accessible to the public can be eligible for entry. Nominations for the Livable City Design Awards can be submitted until June 15.

Anyone can nominate a project for an award. 

All types of development are eligible, including:

  • Residential developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Industrial developments
  • Institutional developments
  • Mixed use developments
  • Heritage conservation projects
  • Recreational facilities
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Public spaces
  • Infrastructure
  • Streetscape improvements

Nominated projects will be judged by a jury of professionals this summer and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the fall.

Download the nomination application or pick one up at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. and 1211 John Counter Blvd.