The Pugs are committed to lively engagement in Toronto’s architectural evolution beyond the awards themselves. Now in its 7th year, Pug Ed continues to lay the foundation for future design excellence by involving Toronto Grade 7 and 8 students in an intense exploration of the city’s built form. This is achieved with compelling live and pre-recorded presentations by local design leaders and practitioners, as well as student field trips, followed by a design competition.
29 Students from Jesse Ketchum Public School and Queen Alexandra Middle School took part in Pug Ed 2014, with each preparing a complete re-development proposal for one of three urban sites and presenting it to a panel of judges on May 28 and June 4, 2014. The winners were each presented with a certificate and generous monetary award at the Pug Awards Closing Ceremony on June 18, 2014.