THE 2016 BROWNIE AWARDS ... AND THE WINNERS ARE:

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. are proud to officially announce the winners of the 2016 Brownie Awards.  The Brownies, which have been awarded since 2001, recognize excellence in the remediation and redevelopment of brownfield sites across Canada.  You can read the press release announcing the winners here.


Our congratulations to all finalists and especially to the winners in each category.  We had a large number of nominations, and the judges had their work cut out for them to select finalists and winners.

2016 Brownie Winners

Category 1:  REPROGRAM - Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives

  • Guidelines for Development of Contaminated or Potentially Contaminated Sites, City of Guelph, Ontario - Winner!

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

Category 2:  REMEDIATE - Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation

  • Brantford's Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation and Urban Renewal, Brantford, ON - Winner!

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

Category 3:  REINVEST - Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships

  • Atlas Landfill Remediation, Welland, Ontario - Winner!

The other finalist in this category is:

  • Centre Suites on 3rd Avenue, Owen Sound, Ontario

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

  • Orillia Recreation Facility, Orillia, Ontario - Winner!

The other finalists in this category are:

  • New Eva's Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario
  • St. Michael's Hospital Redevelopment, Toronto, Ontario

Category 5:  RENEW - Redevelopment at the Community Scale

  • The Metal Works, Guelph, Ontario - Winner!

The other finalists in this category are:

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

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

  • Leadership in Brownfields Renewal, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Ottawa, Ontario - Winner!

The other finalists in this category are:

  • Inspiration Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario
  • John Hart Generating Station Replacement, Campbell River, British Columbia

Category 7:  Brownfielder of the Year

  • Nathan Richards, City of Kingston

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

  • Best Overall Project:  Lac-Mégantic Remediation, Lac-Mégantic, Québec
  • Best Large Project:  ION:  Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region, Region of Waterloo, Ontario
  • Best Small Project:  Centre Suites on 3rd Avenue, Owen Sound, Ontario

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!  

Brownie Awards Gala

The 2016 Brownie Awards Gala was held at the Delta Toronto Hotel November 29.  The evening was a huge success, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our finalists, winners, sponsors (especially dinner sponsor the Ontario Association of Architects), volunteers and other participants.  Host Todd Latham, of CBN partner Actual Media, kept the event lively.  During the Gala, the finalists in each category were acknowledged by the category sponsor, and the winning project was profiled in a Prezi presentation.  Both CBN and Actual Media thank everyone for contributing to a dynamite evening.  We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017!

2016 Brownie Awards Judging Panel

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)

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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

 

2016 Brownie Awards – Presented by:
Dinner Sponsor

Ontario Association of Architects

Category Sponsors

 

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