Dedicated to the rehabilitation and revitalization of sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized, and undeveloped, the Brownie Awards provide annual recognition and celebration of brownfield projects, people, and policies across Canada. These renewed residential and commercial projects contribute to the growth and resilient recovery of healthy cities and communities.

The Brownie Awards are presented through the partnership of the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. This year, the Brownie Awards committee, composed of a range of senior-level industry stakeholders, has elected to introduce the new award category of Refocus in order to highlight the efforts of brownfield projects or programs that demonstrate alignment with broader social initiatives and mandates.

“The redevelopment of brownfields provides important economic and environmental opportunities to create cleaner, safer, and more socially vibrant communities,” said Christopher De Sousa, chair of the Brownie Awards jury and past president of the board of directors of the CBN. “We’re proud to honour this year’s well-deserving award finalists, and we look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements at this year’s Brownie Awards gala.”

Brownie Awards Finalists

Reprogram: Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives

  • City of St. Catharines Community Improvement Plan
  • City of Guelph Contracting Strategy for Excess Soil
  • 77 Wade Avenue

Remediate: Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation 

  • Marwell Tar Pit Remediation
  • Environmental Remediation of the Turcot Site
  • Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project
  • Sustainable Management of the Former Sambault Landfill
  • Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project

Reinvest: Financing, Risk Management and Partnerships

  • High Arctic Site Remediation Project
  • GO Expansion Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP)
  • Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project
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Refocus: Alternative Benefits to Brownfield Remediation

  • 150 Harrison Street Modular Housing Initiative
  • Richards Complete Streets
  • Bloor-Annex Parkettes
  • KEL,SET (Reay) Creek Remediation

Rebuild: Redevelopment at the Local, Site Scale

  • Loblaws Groceteria Adaptive Reuse
  • Tower Automotive Building Adaptive Re-Use/Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Vista Condos on Charlton

Renew: Development at the Community Scale

  • Historical North Vancouver Shipyards
  • Redevelopment of Former Retail Property, Churchill Park
  • KEL,SET (Reay) Creek Remediation

Reach Out: Communications, Marketing and Public Engagement

  • Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project
  • Galleria on the Park (formerly known as “Reimagine Galleria”)
  • Arbutus Greenway Design Vision and Implementation Strategy

Three additional awards are presented for the Best Small-Scale Project, Best Large-Scale Project, and Best Overall Project, selected from all of the nominations received. The final award recognizes the prestigious Brownfielder of the Year.

All the awards will be presented at the Brownie Awards gala on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Toronto.

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