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The CUI Brownie Awards jury comprises members from 8 different professional associations from across Canada. We would like to thank the jury for their hard work and dedication to this program.

  1. Canadian Brownfields Network Eric Pringle, P.Eng., Principal, Milestone Environmental Construction & President CBN
  2. Canadian Institute of Planners Hon Lu, Manager, Environmental Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
  3. Federation of Canadian Municipalities Stephanie Bohdanow, Knowledge Services Advisor, Knowledge Services, Green Municipal Fund
  4. Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario Bill Stiebel, Sr. Principal, Environment & Natural Resources, Stantec

  5. Engineers Canada/Professional Engineers of Ontario Rodger Martin, Director, Environment & Project Management, Canada Lands Corporation

  6. Ontario Association of Architects Bill Birdsell, Past President, OAA, Principal, J.William Birdsell Architect
  7. Ontario Professional Planners Institute Dan Stone, MCIP, RPP, Planscape
  8. Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure Carl Bodimeade, P.Eng., Sr. VP, Hatch Mott MacDonald


2015 Finalists & Winners

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) in collaboration with FCM Green Municipal Fund and the Canadian Brownfields Network would like to recognize the following 2015 CUI Brownie Award shortlisted projects and/or programs:

REPROGRAM Legislation, Policy & Procurement

  • WINNER! City of Vancouver Metropolitan Core Jobs & Economy Land Use Plan, Vancouver, BC
  • Technopôle Angus, Montreal, QC
  • Edmonton Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program, City of Edmonton, AB  

REMEDIATE Sustainable Remediation & Technological Innovation

  • WINNER! Mississauga Road LID Pilot Project, Region of Peel, ON
  • The Metalworks, Guelph, ON
  • Technopôle Angus, Montreal, QC

REINVEST Financing, Risk Management & Partnerships

  • WINNER! City of Edmonton’s Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program, Edmonton, AB
  • The Metalworks, Guelph, ON
  • Technopôle Angus, Montreal, QC

REBUILD Project Development: Building Scale

  • Queen Richmond Centre West Commercial Office Project, Toronto, ON
  • WINNER! 151 West Hastings Street, Ormidale Block, Vancouver, BC
  • Performance Court, 150 Elgin, Ottawa, ON
  • 60 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON
  • On the GO MIMICO, Mississauga, ON

RENEW Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale

  • WINNER! Meridian Centre, St Catharines, ON
  • Uptown Saanich, Saanich, BC
  • The Metalworks, Guelph, ON
  • Queens Quay Revitalization, Toronto, ON
  • Northdale: A Near Campus Neighbourhood, Waterloo, ON

REACH OUT Communications, Marketing & Public Engagement

  • WINNER! Zibi, Windmill Development Group, Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC
  • Canadian-Netherlands Resilient Cities Summit: Planning & Design in a Changing Climate, Toronto, ON
  • CBN's Founding Core Group – 10th Anniversary

Best Overall - Building Scale Queen Richmond Centre West Commercial Office Project, Toronto, ON

Best Overall - Neighbourhood Scale Queens Quay Revitalization, Toronto, ON

Best Overall Technopôle Angus, Montreal, QC

BROWNFIELDER OF THE YEAR We would also like to congratulate Grant Walsom, VP, Canadian Brownfields Network, recipient of the 2015 CUI Brownfielder of the Year award.

The Jury also made a special award to the Canadian Brownfields Network in recognition of its achievements on behalf of the industry over the past decade.

For reference, the Nomination package can be found here.


City of Vancouver and 151 West Hastings win Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Awards - The Georgia Straight | Here

CUI honours 2015 Brownie Award Winners - Real Estate Management News | Here

How 'art became the new steel' in Hamilton - Building Strategies & Sustainability | Here


1. REPROGRAM Legislation, Policy & Program Initiatives

  • Projects or programs that remove barriers and/or facilitate brownfield redevelopment, reinvestment and regeneration.
  • Provides model of excellence that can be applied or replicated by provincial, regional or municipal governments.
  • Stimulates new investment or facilitates collaborative partnerships to implement vision for intensification and improved ROI for public funds.

2. REMEDIATE Sustainable Remediation & Technological Innovation

  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in environmental soil remediation.
  • Promotes economic in-situ solutions that avoid broader environmental impacts.
  • Incorporates ecological principles though pilots designed to go mainstream.
  • Encourages use of innovative, cost-effective technologies that shift perceptions in the marketplace.

3. REINVEST Financing, Risk Management & Partnerships

  • Relies 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).
  • Facilitates innovative solutions to mitigating process risk.

4. REBUILD Project Development: Building Scale

  • Demonstrates excellence in site specific responses to public policy initiatives that accelerate place of regeneration resulting from development.
  • Promotes enhanced public realm, successfully leverages opportunities for collaboration and policy integration across different sectors.
  • Combines imaginative adaptive reuse of heritage structures that promote health and well-being.

5. RENEW Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale

  • Stimulates neighbourhood scale reinvestment. Uses adaptive reuse of heritage and other structures to encourage integrated multi-phased redevelopment.
  • Demonstrates high levels of collaboration, inspires many land owners and investors to engage with community support of a shared vision.
  • Promotes comprehensive neighbourhood transformation by re-envisioning public realm, improving functionality, liveability and character of an area.

6. REACH OUT Communications, Marketing & Public Engagement

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


Can I submit my project in more than one category? Yes. We encourage you to submit your project to the most relevant category. Submitting to more than one category is allowed, however you are required to submit separate submission packages for each category.

Am I required to pay the entry fee for each submission? No. You are only required to pay one submission fee ($150). Please make sure to ask us for a charitable receipt.

2014 CUI Brownie Award Recipients

REPROGRAM Legislation, Policy & Program Initiatives
Sponsor: The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Utility Infill Development Incentive
Horizon Utilities Corporation, Ontario

Sustainable Remediation & Technological Innovation
Sponsor: CH2M HILL

Greenwich Mohawk (In Situ Stream Enhanced Remediation)
Brantford, Ontario

REINVEST Financing, Risk Management & Partnerships
Sponsored by: Golder Associates Ltd.

Guelph Market Commons
Creating Homes Inc., Guelph, Ontario

REBUILD Project Development: Building Scale
Sponsor: Perkins + Will

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Toronto, Ontario
KPMB Architects in Joint Venture,HDR Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects and Heritage Architects
ERA Architects and VG Architects

RENEW Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale
Sponsor: Canada Lands Company

Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Revitalization

REACH OUT Communications, Public Engagement
Sponsor: ReNew Canada

Terminal Corridor Revitalization
Downtown Nanaimo BIA, British Columbia


Lagny Bus Depot Renewal
Paris, France

Sponsor: Kilmer Brownfield Management Limited

Eric Pringle

Sponsor: Ontario Association of Architects

Smithers Legacy Project
Smithers, British Columbia


Railyard Renewal Project
Regina, Saskatchewan


The Breithaupt Block
Kitchener, Region of Waterloo, Ontario

In 2014, we also recognized Bob Onyschuk, Q.C., in recognition of his catalytic role in brownfields innovation.