Pre-Conference Site Tour
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 (EDT)
|Time||A behind-the-scenes tour of one of Canada’s largest brownfield redevelopment projects.|
|1:00 - 3:00 PM||
In 2017 Kilmer Group, Dream, DiamondCorp, and FRAM + Slokker established Port Credit West Village Partners to revitalize a 72-acre former oil refinery in Port Credit, Mississauga, which had sat vacant for three decades. An integrated approach to the remediation, planning, design, and construction of this brownfield unlocked these lands to create an award-winning master-planned community: Brightwater. Transformation of the lands into a transit-oriented and connected community is progressing at an exciting pace, with source remediation complete, construction of new “complete streets” with low-impact design elements for innovative stormwater management and active transportation underway, and the first phase of buildings nearing completion of construction.
Once developed, this new lakefront community will offer 3,000 new townhouse and condominium units, a large waterfront park and open space network (totalling over 18 acres), as well as a mix of commercial, retail and institutional uses, and will be the first development in Mississauga to target LEED ND certification.
Join the team for a trip through the project’s successes to date in planning, remediation, and infrastructure installation, and a sneak peak at the future with the first buildings nearing occupancy.
Special rate for conference delegates is available.
Pre-registration is required, register now at:
CBN Annual Conference Program
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 (EDT)
Preliminary program, subject to change. Stay tuned for our exciting line up of speakers!
|7:30 - 8:30 AM||
Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
|8:30 - 8:45 AM||
John Georgakopoulos, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B., Partner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and President, Canadian Brownfields Network
Tammy Lomas-Jylha, Executive Director, Canadian Brownfields Network and President, Lomas-Jylha Consulting
|8:45 - 10:00 AM||
Sustainable Remediation and Redevelopment
How do we ensure that the properties we redevelop aren’t leaving an environmental legacy that will have to again been cleaned up decades from now? Our speakers will look at the importance of incorporating sustainable materials and practices into remediation activities as we work to improve both the current and future environmental footprint of the brownfield site.
Stéphanie Bohdanow, Lead, Land Use Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
Dev Mehta, B.A.S., M.Arch., OAA, LEED GA – Principal, BDP Quadrangle
Bruce Tunnicliffe, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., President, Vertex Environmental Inc.
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||
One of the greatest development challenges facing communities across Canada is the need for an expedited increase to affordable housing stock. In many cities, utilizing existing brownfield properties offers an important solution for addressing the affordable housing stock, with builds in established parts of the city near amenities needed by these new residents. Our experts will discuss how municipalities are using brownfields to tackle the affordable housing issue, and offer examples of successes from across the country.
|11:00 - 11:30 AM||
|11:30 AM - 12:15 PM||
Not every brownfield property can be redeveloped into a new building asset for the community. But that doesn’t mean that these sites should sit as empty eyesores for residents. Instead, alternative uses should be explored, uses that can help communities reach their goal of reducing their carbon footprint. In this session, we explore how brownfield properties can provide support for the energy transition fueling Canada’s future low-carbon economy.
12:15 - 1:45 PM
Lunch and Keynote Presentation
Matt Jamieson, MBA, ICD.D, President and CEO,
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
|1:45 - 3:00 PM||
Brownfield properties represent valuable opportunities to improve climate resilience in a community. Incorporating resilience measures in their development can have a positive impact on surrounding properties, and have become a key component of many cities’ climate action plans. In discussion with community partners from across the country, we’ll learn how brownfield redevelopment is improving the resilience of climate-sensitive areas and what additional considerations are needed for climate resilient brownfields.
Dylan Hemmings, M.Sc., P.Geo (Limited), Vice President and Regional Leader, Ontario, Stantec
Tom Li, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., M.B.A., Ontario Business Operations and Development Manager, Parsons
Lavinia Zanini, M.Sc., P.Geo, Senior Contaminated Sites Officer, Land Remediation, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||
Networking Break / Poster Sessions
|3:30 - 4:45 PM||
Developer Perspective Panel Discussion
There are brownfield sites sitting in communities across Canada, lying vacant, waiting for someone to purchase the property, create a plan, and develop the property into a new asset. But there are still barriers that exist that prevent developers from choosing brownfields over greenfield properties found elsewhere. In this session, we welcome members of the development community as they share their stories on the barriers they have faced, or are facing, in turning municipal brownfields into community assets.
Greg Gilbert, Vice President, Planning, Fitzrovia
Melissa Walker, Development Director, Kilmer Group
|4:45 - 5:00 PM||
|5:00 - 7:00 PM||
HUB Awards & Reception
Join us as we celebrate individual excellence in brownfields through the presentation of the 7th Annual HUB Awards.
Who will join our roster of brownfield all-stars this year?
Nominations are open until March 31, 2023. Submit your nomination here.