CUI Congratulates the 2014 Brownie Award Winners

This week the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) handed out the 15th Annual CUI Brownie Awards at the Daniels Spectrum in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood. View the event presentation Event here. Congratulations to the 2014 winners:

REPROGRAM  Legislation, Policy and Program Initiatives
Horizon's Utility Infill Development Incentive, Hamilton, ON
Horizon Utilities Corporation

REMEDIATE  Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation
Greenwich Mohawk Site (In Situ Stream Enhanced Remediation), Brantford, ON
City of Brantford and Groundwater Technology BV

REINVEST  Financing, Risk Management & Partnerships
Guelph Market Commons, Guelph, ON
Creating Homes Inc.

REBUILD Excellence in Project Development: Building Scale
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Toronto, ON
Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects

RENEW Excellence in Project Development: Neighborhood Scale
Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Revitalization, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie

REACH OUT Communications, Marketing & Public Engagement
Downtown Nanaimo Terminal Corridor Revitalization, Nanaimo, BC
Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association (DNBIA)

INTERNATIONAL
Lagny Bus Depot Renewal, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), Paris, France
RATP, department of real estate and industrial planning

BROWNFIELDER OF THE YEAR
Eric Pringle President of the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) for his role in helping to promote the importance of innovation in brownfield redevelopment.

BEST SMALL/MEDIUM SCALE PROJECT
Smithers Legacy Project, Bovill Square, BC
Town of Smithers

BEST LARGE SCALE PROJECT
City of Regina Railyard Renewal Project, Regina, SK
City of Regina, Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI)

BEST OVERALL PROJECT
The Breithaupt Block, Kitchener, ON
The Perimeter Development Corporation

PEOPLE'S CHOICE the result of online voting for the best of 15-years of Brownie award winners. The Tannery District, Kitchener, ON

BOB ONYSCHUK was recognized for his role in founding the Canadian Brownfields Conference & CUI Brownie Awards and his15 year commitment to contributing to the success of these events.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a project, the finalists, jury panel, program partners and sponsors for the role they played in contributing to the success of this long-running program.

About the 2014 CUI Brownie Award Winning Projects
Horizon's Utility Infill Development Incentive  Horizon’s brownfield incentive program, the first by a Canadian hydro utility, helps customers reduce barriers to redevelopment and provides information about site assets through a user friendly database.

Greenwich Mohawk Site (In Situ Stream Enhanced Remediation) Proprietary Dutch in situ technology was employed to remove severe industrial contamination while respecting heritage designations to make a 53-acre site useable for residential, institutional and public amenity space, in addition to the existing uses, which include a museum.

Guelph Market Commons is an affordable home ownership condominium project on a formerlyderelict site which had blighted downtown for decades. The project leveraged several funding sources to creatively manage the financial risk through the various stages of the project.

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare successfully integrates a former burial ground, a federal jail and a former isolation hospital to create a new community hospital that provides high quality visual and physical access to enhanced public realm.

Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Revitalization sustained public, business and political commitment since the 1960s to achieve a linked waterfront park system preserving existing land and water habitats to connect downtown, a farmer’s market and new condominium projects.

Downtown Nanaimo Terminal Corridor Revitalization More than 120 landowners collaborated with the BC government to undertake environmental, planning and design studies resulting in intensification and revitalization of the transportation corridor through downtown.

Lagny Bus Depot Renewal, Paris This project accommodated a rebuilt bus station below grade in a dense urban site while creating valuable new units of housing and commercial uses that enhance the public realm.

Smithers Legacy Project  The Town of Smithers took the lead in acquiring and remediating a contaminated site, engaging stakeholders and creating a highly visible place for public events and gatherings in time for the Town’s 2013 centenary celebrations.
 
City of Regina Railyard Renewal Project Regina’s innovative strategies to manage the cost of remediation has enabled a 20-acre former industrial site to be transformed into a mixed use development incorporating  an attractive public realm that connects downtown with the warehouse district. This removes a barrier that has existed the railway arrived in the 1880s.
 
The Breithaupt Block This complex of interconnected buildings constructed from 1903 onwards in the Vernacular architectural style, has been re-imagined by the Perimeter Development Corporation as a catalyst for the burgeoning Innovation District in downtown Kitchener through its focus on the quality of working life.

About the Canadian Urban Institute
The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 as Toronto's applied urban policy institute. For 25 years, CUI has contributed significantly to the urban agenda by building a reputation for convening thought leadership and producing research and events to stimulate discussion and impact decision-making.