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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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On June 21, join guest of honour – and renowned landscape architecture legend – Martha Schwartz and top designers, architects and industry professionals from across Canada and the globe for the 2019 AZ Awards Gala – Toronto’s design event of the summer.

Winners, including the People’s Choice, will be revealed at the gala, held at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 21. The very next day, Azure will host a talk by landscape architect – and climate change activist – Martha Schwartz. Get your tickets to both events now and save!

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The AZ Awards Gala is an opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with our international finalists, as well as a who’s who of the Canadian design world. What to look forward to at the AZ Awards Gala:

  • Making connections with top local and international architects and designers
  • Getting to know the AZ Awards finalists and winners and their work
  • Meeting our Guest of Honour – Martha Schwartz – and hearing her inspiring speech
  • Sharing the excitement of the big reveal as winners are announced
  • Experiencing the engaging installations by the AZ Awards partners
  • Last but not least, feasting on delicious food and sipping fine wines and lager while enjoying live DJ sessions

The AZ Awards is a celebration in three acts, taking place at Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 21:

6:30pm – Dinner, Drinks and Networking 8:00pm – Awards Ceremony Festivities continue with more music, drinks and dessert

The very next day, Azure will host a talk by landscape architect – and climate change activist – Martha Schwartz. Taking place at the Waterfront Campus of George Brown College, Schwartz’s address, titled “Landscape, Art and My Existential Crisis,” will touch on highlights from an unparalleled 40-year career at the height of the design profession.

The very next day, Azure will host a talk by landscape architect – and climate change activist – Martha Schwartz. Taking place at the Waterfront Campus of George Brown College, Schwartz’s address, titled “Landscape, Art and My Existential Crisis,” will touch on highlights from an unparalleled 40-year career at the height of the design profession.

Martha Schwartz’s lecture will also focus on her “second career” – in academia and beyond – of encouraging others to take on the aim of achieving climate sustainability.

Saturday, June 22 – 2pm
George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
Room 237 – 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto

The 2019 AZ Awards is presented by Ceragres, Keilhauer and Landscape Forms, and sponsored by Cosentino, Design Within Reach, Lualdi, Farrow & Ball, George Brown College School of Design and TAS.

The 2019 AZ Awards Gala is sponsored by Alpi, Dark Tools, Formica and Scavolini.

The 2019 AZ Awards Gala partners are Dollco, LeuWebb Projects, Stratus and The Tempered Room.

Martha Schwartz’s participation at the AZ Awards Gala is made possible by the support of Dark Tools.

Summer of Design: AZ Awards Gala + AZURE Talks

This Summer, two of Toronto’s most exciting design events are taking place back to back, with the AZ Awards Gala on June 21 and AZURE Talks with Martha Schwartz on June 22.

AZURE is an independent magazine working to bring you the best in design, architecture and interiors. We rely on advertising revenue to support the creative content on our site. Please consider whitelisting our site in your settings, or pausing your adblocker while stopping by.