Best in brownfield rehabilitation celebrated at 2017 Brownie Awards

The best in Canadian brownfield rehabilitation and redevelopment was celebrated at the 18th annual Brownie Awards, held at the Delta Toronto Hotel on November 22 and proudly presented by the Canadian Brownfield Network and Actual Media.

In total, 10 awards were handed out to projects, people, and organizations from across the country in recognition of the efforts made to transition contaminated lands into the best possible end use. The awards include six for individual categories, three recognizing overall project excellence, and one recognizing the national Brownfielder of the Year, Lisa Fairweather (see below for a full list of this year’s award winners).

“I’m really honoured to receive the Brownfielder of the Year award,” said Fairweather, who is the director of the Brownfield Coordination Office at Alberta Environment and Parks. “This award is a super acknowledgement of their (the team’s) work, and the Alberta government’s decision to invest in a brownfields office.”

The evening included a keynote presentation from David Kusturin, chief project office for Waterfront Toronto. Kusturin and his team have led the redevelopment of the Toronto Port Lands, a 400-hectare site with multiple individual properties that include contaminated soil. The reclamation and rehabilitation project was the recipient of $1.25 billion in combined municipal, provincial, and federal government funding.

The Canadian Brownfields Network and Actual Media/ReNew Canada magazine would like to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2017 Brownie Awards, and would like to thank their generous sponsors for their ongoing support of the event.

The winners of the 2017 Brownie Awards are:

Category 1: REPROGRAM – Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives

  • Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society, B.C.

Category 2: REMEDIATE – Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation

  • BC Hydro Rock Bay Project, Victoria, B.C.

Category 3: REINVEST – Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships

  • Port Credit West, Mississauga, Ont.

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

  • New Eva’s Phoenix, Toronto, Ont.

Category 5: RENEW – Redevelopment at the Community Scale

  • East Bayfront/Bayside Development, Toronto, Ont.

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

  • Inspiration Port Credit, Mississauga, Ont.

Category 7: Brownfielder of the Year

  • Lisa Fairweather, Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton, Alta.

Category 8: Best Small Scale Project

  • The askîy Project, Saskatoon, Sask.

Category 9: Best Large Scale Project

  • SunMine, Kimberley, B.C.

Category 10: Best Overall Project

  • Toronto Port Lands Due Diligence


For more information about the awards, please visit or contact:
Canadian Brownfields Network
David Petrie
Operations Management
(416) 491-2886 ext. 249, [email protected]