The Pugs are committed to lively engagement in Toronto’s architectural evolution beyond the awards themselves. Now in its 6th year, Pug Ed continues to lay the foundation for future design excellence by involving Toronto Grade 7 and 8 students in an intense exploration in the city’s built form. This is achieved with compelling presentations by local design leaders and practitioners, followed by a student design competition. This year, rather than students travelling to an outside location, pre-recorded talks by leading experts will be screened at the participating schools, reducing the constraints of venue and expanding Pug Ed to more participants.
About forty students from Jesse Ketchum Public School and Queen Alexandra Public School will be taking part in Pug Ed 2013, with each student preparing a complete re-development proposal for a specific waterfront site and presenting it to a panel of distinguished professionals on May 31st. The winners, to be announced at the Pug Awards closing ceremony on June 26th, will each receive a generous educational bursary.