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2015 submissions are now closed.
Winners will be announced at NXT City Night
September 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
56 Maud St.


2015 Theme: Opportunity

Toronto is teeming with opportunity – how will you turn the possibilities into impact? The goal is to make Toronto great. How you do it is up to you. Think about structures, mobile apps, businesses, events or even pop-up installations. Can your idea make a space more accessible or connect people in new and meaningful ways? Most importantly, can it create new opportunities in our public spaces?

You could win $5,000

The winner of the 2015 NXT City Prize will win a cash prize and work closely with the City of Toronto, local organizations, city councillors and BIAs to potentially implement the proposal.

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Prizes & Categories

$5,000 – The 2015 NXT City Prize

Presented by Oxford Properties
All entries are automatically eligible for the grand prize and the chance to have your idea implemented.

$1,000 – Sustainability and Energy

Presented by Toronto Hydro
The winning entry will demonstrate the best opportunities for sustainability or energy savings in a public space.

$1,000 – Technology & Public Space

How can technologies create new opportunities and experiences in our public spaces? Think apps, websites and tech applications.

$1,000 – Under 18

Open to all individuals or groups 18 years of age or under as of July 31, 2015. Entry fees are also waived.

$1,000 – Neighbourhood Improvement Areas

Create opportunity in public spaces within Toronto’s 31 neighbourhood improvement areas. Think inclusivity, economic opportunity and connecting communities with services.

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