The Pugly Awards were established to raise awareness of and elevate architectural and planning standards in the City of Toronto. This is a 5 year project intended to implement an online architectural awards program, and a student educational outreach program.
The Awards Program is a two-pronged approach which consists of:
a) informing the public so that it can evaluate architecture and planning in a more constructive manner, and
b) holding developers, architects and city planners responsible for poor building design.
By voting for the best and worst residential, commercial and institutional developments and participating in Pugly-sponsored educational outreach programs, the public will finally be able to express their voice on the state of current architecture and join a growing movement that not only shuns mediocre design but also inspires civic beauty.
The Pugly Advisory Board consists of 20 individuals civic leaders and experts in their respective fields and passionate about improving architecture and urban planning. The Advisory Board includes:
David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute;
Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and Honourary Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Foundation;
James Fleck, Chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario;
Galen Weston, Jr., founder of the Spoke Club and Senior Vice President of Loblaw Companies.
For more information visit puglytoronto or call the Phoenix Foundation at 416-964-3380.