City By-Design Urban Design Awards

About the Program

  • The Brampton City By-Design Urban Design Awards acknowledge significant contribution that city builders, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, artists and design students have made to advance Brampton’s 2040 Vision.
  • These awards, given out every two years, recognize innovation, creativity, and design excellence in the delivery of high-quality, sustainable, urban built environment in Brampton. This includes walkable neighbourhoods, public spaces, public realm, buildings, and design visions.

About Brampton

  • In 2018, City Council endorsed the 2040 Vision that transforms Brampton to be a city of transit-oriented communities – a vibrant, urban metropolis comprised of world class, complete, healthy, walkable neighbourhoods that are sustainable, equitable and resilient to climate change.
  • The 2040 Vision envisions Brampton to be a ‘City By-Design,’ a well-designed city that draws international talent, where design excellence is led by City Hall to integrate public interests and serve as a foundation for transformative change.
  • Recognized by UN-Habitat as a leading example of Urban SDG Cities in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, Brampton is a World Health Organization (WHO) designated Age-Friendly City.
  • As one of the fastest growing, most diverse, youngest big cities in Canada, Brampton is growing from 0.7 million to over 1 million population, and represents the 2nd largest GDP in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with growing sectors in innovation, technology, health and life sciences.

Award Categories

  • Walkable Neighbourhood Design
  • Building Design
  • Heritage Restoration Design
  • Public Realm, Public Space and Landscape Design
  • Design Visions or Concept Plans
  • Healthy & Sustainable Design
  • Elements Design
  • Project Communication Design
  • Student Design Project


The City By-Design Award is juried by a panel of Urban Visionaries. It is comprised of design industry experts from across Canada and internationally in the fields of Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning.


Imp​ortant Dates

                                   THE BRAMPTON URBAN DESIGN AWARDS WILL BE RELAUNCHED IN 2023


City By-Design Urban Design Awards are generously supported by the following sponsors.


Region of Peel, Peel Public Health

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Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Ontario Association Of Landscape Architects (OALA), Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

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Our Vision is the long-term goal for our city.

Learn about the 2040 Vision

For more information:


Planning, Building and Growth Management
3rd floor, Brampton City Hall
2 Wellington Street West,
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2