The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. are proud to announce the winning and shortlisted projects/programs for the 2017 Brownie Awards.  

The Brownies are a celebration of the transformation of underutilized and impacted properties into productive residential and commercial projects in Canada.
Sixteen projects, representing municipalities from across Canada, were named as finalists for six main categories. The six Brownie Awards categories for which nominations are accepted are: REPROGRAM, REMEDIATE, REINVEST, REBUILD, RENEW and REACH OUT. There are three other awards that acknowledge the best small-scale project, best large-scale project, and best overall project for 2017; all projects are eligible for these three awards. In addition, we present the Brownfielder of the Year.
The 2017 Brownie Award winners were announced during a gala dinner at the Delta Hotels Toronto on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017. The keynote speaker for the evening was David Kusturin, Chief Project Officer at Waterfront Toronto. 
The winners (highlighted in yellow) and finalists for the 2017 Brownie Award Finalists are:
Category 1:  REPROGRAM - Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives
Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society, British Columbia
Excess Soils Bylaw Tool, Ontario
Toronto Portlands Due Diligence, Ontario
Category 2:  REMEDIATE - Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation
New Calumet Mine, Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Québec
BC Hydro Rock Bay Project, Victoria, British Columbia
Triovest Block M, Hamilton, Ontario
Category 3:  REINVEST - Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships
Port Credit West, Mississauga, Ontario
SunMine, Kimberley, British Columbia
Category 4:  REBUILD - Redevelopment at the Local, Site Scale
New Eva's Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario
Broadview Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Category 5:  RENEW - Redevelopment at the Community Scale
4th Avenue Flyover, Calgary, Alberta
The askiy project, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
East Bayfront/Bayside Development, Toronto, Ontario
East Village Junction, Calgary, Alberta
Category 6:  REACH OUT - Communication, Marketing and Public Engagement
Inspiration Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario
North Pacific Cannery Conservation Master Plan, Municipality of Port Edward, British Columbia
Category 7:  Brownfielder of the Year
Lisa Fairweather, Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton, Alberta
Category 8:  Best Small Project:  the askiy project, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Category 9:  Best Large Project:  SunMine, Kimberley, British Columbia
Category 10:  Best Overall Project:  Toronto Portlands Due Diligence
Congratulations to all nominated, shortlisted and winning projects/programs and people - your past and ongoing efforts are making brownfield property reuse the preferred alternative for redevelopment.
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The Canadian Brownfields Network and Actual Media would like to thank the 2017 Brownie Awards judging panel:

  • D. Grant Walsom, Partner, XCG Consulting Limited, Chair of the Judging Panel
  • Eric K. Pringle, Regional Manager - Western Canada, Milestone Environmental Contracting
  • Chris de Sousa, Director & Professor, School of Urban & Regional Planning, Ryerson University
  • Pamela Kraft, Head - Property, Planning and Development, Toronto Transit Commission/Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • Krista Barfoot, Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist, CH2M
  • Stéphanie Bohdanow, Knowledge Services Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Green Municipal Fund
  • Glenn Miller, Associate - Research, Canadian Urban Institute
  • John Stephenson, President, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Todd Latham, Publisher & CEO, Actual Media

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our sponsors, without whom we could not have had such a successful awards program.


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