Winners announced for Livable City Design Awards

November 10, 2023

With 43 entries, the Livable City Design Awards roared back after a pandemic hiatus, and today we’re announcing the winners.

The winners will find out which award they won at a ceremony on Nov. 23, at Memorial Hall located on the second floor of City Hall at 216 Ontario St.

There are three award categories: the Awards of Excellence; the Awards of Merit and a People’s Choice Award. The Awards of Excellence and Merit are both juried prizes. Selections are made by an external jury of industry professionals. The People’s Choice Award is selected by popular vote; that vote took place from September to the end of October on the City’s website.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Livable City Design Awards:

  • Apartment building, 27 Wright Crescent
  • Bishop House and Central Library, 130 Johnson Street
  • Breakwater Park, 200 King Street West
  • Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street
  • Coast Guard Search & Rescue, 93 Yonge Street
  • Endaayaan-Tkanónsote, Queen's Residence, 156 Albert Street
  • Frontenac Club, 225 King Street East
  • Kingston East Community Centre, 779 Highway 15
  • Kingston Secondary School, 145 Kirkpatrick Street
  • Local 249 Carpenter's Union, 481 Discovery Avenue
  • Mitchell Hall, 69 Union Street
  • Napier Park, 671 Brock Street
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to Lake Ontario Park Waterfront Pathway
  • Private residence, 661 King Street / 54 Kennedy Street
  • Private residences, 77-79 Gore Street
  • Private residences, 84-90 Rose Abbey Drive
  • Rideau Heights Community Centre and Shannon Park, 85 and 110 MacCauley Street
  • Sanctuary Coworking and Smith Hotel, 221 Queen Street
  • Scotiabank, 101 Princess Street
  • The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street
  • The Wilson Building, 168 Wellington Street
  • Unity Point and Unity Place, 495 Princess Street and 333 University Avenue
  • Victoria Park, 487 Brock Street
  • Waaban Crossing
  • Water Snake, Public art installation, Ontario Street 

The Livable City Design Awards celebrate projects which demonstrate excellence in urban design and architecture and raise the bar for the community of Kingston, whether it be a new complex or large building, a private residence, a heritage restoration, or a bioswale planted with local species.
This is the first occurrence of the Livable City Design Awards since 2017. The awards typically occur every three years; however, due to COVID-19, the 2020 edition was cancelled. For 2023, a six-year eligibility period is being included to accommodate projects that have taken place in the interim.