January 23, 2023
OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will present Canada’s top architecture and landscape architecture honours to outstanding Canadians during an upcoming ceremony at Rideau Hall.
The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and Landscape Architecture recognize impressive projects, and individuals from across the country. The 13 projects range from the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre in Vancouver, to a storm water facility in Toronto, to a pavilion in the Assemblée nationale du Québec, to name a few. Another winner, The Idea Exchange, is an 1885 post office that has been converted into open studio spaces for people of all ages.
The 2022 Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture, in turn, recognizes the exceptional achievements of Professor Ronald F. Williams, who has had a significant national impact on the field.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Rideau Hall Ballroom
Notes for Media:
- To guarantee your access to the ceremony, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Media are asked to arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.
- Please note masks are mandatory.
- Photos of the ceremony taken by the Governor General’s official photographer will be made available upon request.
About the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and Landscape Architecture
The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and Landscape Architecture are presented in partnership with three organizations: the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and the Canada Council for the Arts. The day before the Rideau Hall event, members of the public are invited to a lecture at the Museum of History, where the recipients will discuss their award-winning designs, many of which incorporate innovations in environmental sustainability.
To cover the award presentation at Rideau Hall:
Rideau Hall Press Office
For more information on the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture or to arrange interviews with recipients:
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
For more information on the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture or to arrange interviews with the recipient:
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects