2016 Brownie Award finalists revealed

(November 18, 2016, TORONTO, ON) – The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. are proud to officially announce the finalists for the 2016 Brownie Awards.

Twenty-three projects have been named as finalists for six categories. The 23 projects include work in 18 different municipalities throughout Canada. The Brownie Awards include six categories of recognition: REPROGRAM, REMEDIATE, REINVEST, REBUILD, RENEW and REACH OUT. There is also a special award that recognizes an outstanding individual in the industry as Brownfielder of the Year. Finally, there are three additional awards given out in recognition of best small-scale project, best large-scale project, and best overall project.

Also included in today’s announcement is the winner of the 2016 Brownfielder of the Year, which will be presented to Nathan Richard of the City of Kingston at the 2016 Brownie Awards. Richard is the Project Manager for Brownfields for the City of Kingston, a role he has held since September of 2012. Two Kingston-based Brownfield redevelopment projects under Richard’s watch, the Belle Park Project and the Emma Martin Park Project, have received FCM Sustainable Communities Awards in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and Richard presented information on several projects undertaken through Kingston’s Community Improvement Plan at this year’s CBN Conference.

The 2016 Brownie Awards continue a long tradition of providing national recognition of the builders, innovators and visionaries who are dedicated to the rehabilitation of brownfield sites that dot cities and municipalities around the country. Founded in 2001 by the Canadian Urban Institute, the Brownie Awards recognize the innovative efforts of these professionals to turn around sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized and undeveloped into productive residential and commercial projects that contribute to the growth of healthy communities across Canada.

The 2016 Brownie Awards will be held at the Delta Toronto Hotel on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. Individual tickets and tables are still available. Please visit www.timk197.sg-host.com for details.

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For more information about the awards, please contact:

David Petrie
Operations Management
Canadian Brownfields Network
(416) 491-2886 ext. 249
[email protected]

Elena Langlois
Director of Business Development
Actual Media
(416) 444-5842 ext. 151
[email protected]

The finalists for the 2016 Brownie Awards are:

Category 1:  REPROGRAM – Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives

  • Brownfield Redevelopment Program Policy/Grant, Town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta
  • Excess Soils Model By-law, Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force, Ontario
  • Guidelines for Development of Contaminated or Potentially Contaminated Sites, City of Guelph, Ontario
  • Kingston Failed Tax Sale Redevelopments, City of Kingston, Ontario

Category 2:  REMEDIATE – Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation

  • Atlas Landfill Remediation, Welland, Ontario
  • Brantford’s Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation and Urban Renewal, Brantford, Ontario
  • Lac-Mégantic Remediation, Lac-Mégantic, Québec• Lehigh Cement Contaminated Soil Reclamation/Reuse, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Use of Phytoremediation to Rehabilitate Former Industrial Sites, Eastern Montréal, Québec

Category 3:  REINVEST – Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships

  • Centre Suites on 3rd Avenue, Owen Sound, Ontario
  • Brantford Greenwich Mohawk, Brantford, Ontario
  • Atlas Landfill Remediation, Welland, Ontario

Category 4:  REBUILD – Redevelopment at the Local, Site Scale

  • New Eva’s Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario
  • St. Michael’s Hospital Redevelopment, Toronto, Ontario
  • Orillia Recreation Facility, Orillia, Ontario

Category 5:  RENEW – Redevelopment at the Community Scale

  • Inspiration Lakeview, Mississauga, Ontario
  • ION: Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region, Region of Waterloo, Ontario
  • The Barrel Yards, Waterloo, Ontario• The Metalworks, Guelph, Ontario
  • Zibi – Ottawa-Gatineau, Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Québec

Category 6:  REACH OUT – Communication, Marketing and Public Engagement

  • Inspiration Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario
  • John Hart Generating Station Replacement, Campbell River, British Columbia
  • Leadership in Brownfields Renewal, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Ottawa, Ontario

Category 7:  Brownfielder of the Year

  • Nathan Richard, City of Kingston