2019 Brownie Nominations Now Open

Do you know of an award-worthy brownfield project or program, or an industry member whose contributions should be recognized? Consider nominating them for a Brownie Award! Now's the time - nominations for the 2019 Awards are now open. The Brownies recognize excellence in brownfield remediation and reuse in six categories; in addition, we also present the Brownfielder of the Year, to recognize someone who is a notable brownfields champion.  For more information on the categories, please see here, and to review our frequently asked questions, see here. You can find the nomination forms on both pages. 

2019 HUB Award Winners!

Congratulations to Tammy Lomas-Jylha and Bonnie Prior, who have won HUB Awards for their pioneering work on behalf of CBN!

The CBN is a knowledge-based national network of passionate, multi-disciplinary industry professionals, focused on uncovering, understanding and sharing brownfield barriers and solutions.


That brownfield property reuse be the preferred solution by developers.


To be recognized as the go to source for brownfield redevelopment.


Provide research, engagement, and clarity on issues related to brownfields.

Introducing CBN's Corporate Members
  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • Vertex Environmental
  • WSP Canada



June 2019
CBN's Technical Advisory Committee responded to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' request for comments on proposed changes to the excess soil regulations (Ontario Regulation 153/04, Part XII). The response is available here.

April 2019
CBN's Government Relations Committee provided a response to the Government of Canada's draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2019-2022. The committee identified several areas where brownfields can assist in addressing the strategy's goals, including climate change, housing and sustainability. You can read the submission here.

November 2018
CBN releases the materials from the 2018 Brownfields Summit. These include the province-by-province review of brownfields policy, the results of the NRTEE +15 survey, and the recommendations of the Summit's break-out groups. These reports can be seen here.

June 2018
CBN presents the first-ever Canadian Brownfields Summit as part of its 2018 Conference.

November 2016
CBN and Actual Media, publishers of ReNew Canada magazine, made their first joint presentation of the Brownie Awards.  The Awards, presented by the Canadian Urban Institute since 2001, are given to projects, programs and individuals that have moved the Canadian brownfields agenda forward.  The Brownies, which celebrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the industry, were presented at the Awards Gala November 29, 2016.  

June 2016

CBN presented its inaugural HUB (Heroes Underpinning Brownfields) Awards.  The Awards, given in three categories (Foundation, Pillar and Vision) recognize individual achievement in, and contribution to, brownfields in Canada.  The 2016 winners were Janet Bobechko (Foundation), Michel Poirier and Alan McCammon (Pillar) and Stephanie Bohdanow (Vision).  For information on the Awards, and to nominate someone, visit the HUB Awards page.

October 2013
CBN Past-President and long-time member Bonnie Prior received the Brownfielder of the Year award at the 2013 CUI Conference "Still Making Great Places". Bonnie is Executive Director of the Ontario Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is very active with CBN's Government Relations Committee, particularly in arranging support for brownfield tax initiatives with allied associations.

October 2011
CBN's own Dave Harper received the CUI Brownfielder of the Year award at the recent "Making Great Places". Dave, a managing partner with the Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund was profiled, along with some of the award-winning projects, by the Globe and Mail in an article posted to the CTV News website. In the article, Dave discusses the challenges and triumphs of brownfields development.


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