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Canadian Brownie Awards – Nominations Close October 5th

November 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- $250

Founded in 2001 by the Canadian Urban Institute, the Brownie Awards recognize the innovative efforts of professionals who rehabilitate sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized, and undeveloped by remaking them into productive residential and commercial projects that contribute to the growth of healthy communities across Canada.


The Brownies are open to everyone in the brownfield community, and are designed to recognize excellence in projects or programs.  The nominations deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018.  A panel of judges, drawn from the industry, will determine the winners.  If you have completed, or are working on, a project that fits in one of the above categories, please consider submitting a nomination!

Download the nomination form to nominate a PROJECT or PROGRAM for a Brownie Award PDF file or a Microsoft Word file.

Download the nomination form to nominate an INDIVIDUAL for Brownfielder of the Year PDF file or a Microsoft Word file.

Instructions: Download the nomination form and save it to your computer. Complete the fillable form and save the file. Send your completed nomination form as an email attachment to David Petrie at Canadian Brownfields Network at davidp@canadianbrownfieldsnetwork.ca, along with your supporting documentation as outlined in the form.

Project Categories:

There are six categories for project nominations for the Brownie Awards.

You are welcome to submit the same project to multiple categories for consideration.

Legislation, Policy & Program Initiatives

Projects or programs that:

  • Remove barriers and/or facilitate brownfield redevelopment, reinvestment and regeneration
  • Provide models of excellence that can be applied or replicated by provincial, regional or municipal governments
  • Stimulate new investment or facilitate collaborative partnerships to implement vision for intensification and improved ROI for public funds

Sustainable Remediation & Technological Innovation

Projects or programs that:

  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in environmental soil remediation
  • Promote economic in-situ solutions that avoid broader environmental impacts
  • Incorporate ecological principles through pilots designed to go mainstream
  • Encourage use of innovative, cost-effective technologies that shift perceptions in the marketplace

Financing, Risk Management & Partnerships

Projects or programs that:

  • Rely on innovative approaches to obtain capital financing for the purposes of economic and ecological regeneration (i.e. use of public/private partnerships), public incentives to leverage investment
  • Facilitate innovative solutions to mitigating process risk

Project Development: Building Scale

Projects or programs that:

  • Demonstrate excellence in site specific responses to public policy initiatives that accelerate the pace of regeneration resulting from development
  • Promote an enhanced public realm; successfully leverage opportunities for collaboration and policy integration across different sectors
  • Combine imaginative adaptive reuse of heritage structures that promote health and well-being

Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale

Projects or programs that:

  • Stimulate neighbourhood-scale reinvestment
  • Use adaptive reuse of heritage and other structures to encourage integrated multi-phased redevelopment
  • Demonstrate high levels of collaboration; inspire many land owners and investors to engage with community support of a shared vision
  • Promote comprehensive neighbourhood transformation by re-envisioning the public realm, and improving functionality, liveability and character

Communications, Marketing & Public Engagement

Projects or programs that:

  • Successfully package municipal reinvestment plans and programs for regeneration and/or brownfields redevelopment in support of a community’s competitiveness and long-term sustainability
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to build support for public/private investment and development designed to achieve intensification through redevelopment, regeneration and other reinvestment strategies
  • Introduce a brand that enhances acceptance and understanding of brownfield redevelopment, regeneration and reinvestment

Individual Achievement Award:


Recognizing and individual who:

  • Has a reputation as a champion for brownfield redevelopment
  • Promotes a better understanding of brownfields as strategic assets
  • Invests exceptional personal effort to further the cause of brownfield redevelopment



November 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Delta Hotel, Toronto
75 Lower Simcoe Street
TORONTO, Ontario M5J 3A6 Canada


Canadian Brownfields Network