NXT City Prize

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Call for Board Members: 2015 NXT City Prize

Help us shape the future of Toronto's public space. In 2014, NXT CITY PRIZE attracted over 120 ideas to improve public space. The winner received $5,000 in prize money and access to $10,000 in implementation funding to to help turn their idea into a reality. We can make next year even better. We're looking for outgoing, motivated and highly passionate individuals to be part of the 2015 NXT City Prize Advisory...

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Monocle asks Distl, “Why Toronto?”

In August, Monocle 24's The Urbanist sat down with the Distl team to talk about neighbourhood building,  young people's urban preferences, and the rise of Toronto as a global city. "What does Toronto really have going for it? It's a city of great, fantastic neighbourhoods," says Justin Leclair of Distl, "it's high time that Toronto brand itself as that. [Neighbourhoods] are its most valuable cultural asset." Indeed, the appreciation of Toronto's neighbourhoods as among...

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Distl Hosts NXT City Night

On August 14, 2014, Distl and our partners hosted  NXT City Night. Providing the backdrop for the awards ceremony of the inaugural NXT City Prize, NXT City Night was a celebration of improving public space in Toronto. Highlighting innovative, forward thinking place-making ideas, NXT City Night brought attention to the city's public space deficit and offered flexible, cost-effective solutions for short-term improvement The event took place in a downtown parking...

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NXT City Prize Inspires the Transformation of Yonge Street

The inaugural NXT City Prize has selected the winning idea for visionary public space improvements in Toronto. The finalists were announced August 14 at NXT City Night, an outdoor awards ceremony hosted by prize founder and local urban strategy studio Distl. The NXT City Prize invited young people under 30 to submit creative and innovative ideas to improve public spaces across the city. More than 120 submissions were received from people under 30 across Ontario. Richard...

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