CBN and Actual Media thank all those who submitted projects for consideration and congratulate the finalists – all nominated projects are proof of the vibrancy, innovation and excellence in Canada’s brownfield industry!


Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives


Guidelines for Development of Contaminated or Potentially Contaminated Sites
City of Guelph, Ontario

The other finalists in this category are:

Brownfield Redevelopment Program Policy/Grant
Town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Excess Soils Model By-law
Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force, Ontario

Kingston Failed Tax Sale Redevelopments
City of Kingston, Ontario

2016 Brownie Award: REPROGRAM


Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation


Brantford’s Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation and Urban Renewal
Brantford, ON

The other finalists in this category are:

Atlas Landfill Remediation
Welland, 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

2016 Brownie Award: REMEDIATE


Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships


Atlas Landfill Remediation
Welland, Ontario

The other finalists in this category are:

Centre Suites on 3rd Avenue
Owen Sound, Ontario

2016 Brownie Award: REINVEST


Redevelopment at the Local, Site Scale


Orillia Recreation Facility
Orillia, Ontario

The other finalists in this category are:

New Eva’s Phoenix
Toronto, Ontario

St. Michael’s Hospital Redevelopment
Toronto, Ontario

2016 Brownie Award: REBUILD


Communication, Marketing and Public Engagement


Leadership in Brownfields Renewal
Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Ottawa, Ontario

The other finalists in this category are:

Inspiration Port Credit
Mississauga, Ontario

John Hart Generating Station Replacement
Campbell River, British Columbia

2016 Brownie Award: REACH OUT

The judges also gave three additional awards: best small project, best large project and best overall project. All nominated projects are eligible for these categories. The winning projects are:



Centre Suites on 3rd Avenue
Owen Sound, Ontario

2016 Brownie Award: BEST SMALL SCALE



ION: Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region
Region of Waterloo, Ontario

2016 Brownie Award: BEST LARGE SCALE

Brownfielder of the Year Award


Nathan Richard
City of Kingston

2016 Brownie Awards: BROWNFIELDERS OF THE YEAR, past and present

Thank you to our judges

The Canadian Brownfields Network and Actual Media would like to thank the 2016 Brownie Awards judging panel:

  • D. Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting Limited, Chair of the Judging Panel
  • Eric K. Pringle, Milestone Environmental Contracting
  • Isaël Poirier, Canadian Brownfields Network, Vice President
  • Chris de Sousa, Ryerson University
  • Pamela Kraft, Toronto Transit Commission/Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • Krista Barfoot, CH2M
  • Stéphanie Bohdanow, Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Green Municipal Fund
  • Glenn Miller, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Bill Birdsell, J. William Birdsell Architecture (Ontario Association of Architects Immediate Past President)
  • Bill Stiebel, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Alan McCammon, British Columbia Ministry of Environment
  • Todd Latham, Actual Media
  • Toon Dreesen, Dreesen Cardinal Architects Inc. (Ontario Association of Architects President)