CUI hands out 15th Annual Brownie Awards

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) recently handed out the 15th Annual Brownie Awards at a gala in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood.

As previously reported, Eric Pringle, president of the Canadian Brownfields Network, won Brownfielder of the year.

During the evening, Bob Onyschuk was recognized as founder of the Canadian Brownfields Conference and CUI Brownie Awards, along with helping to execute these events over the past 15 years.

A number of winning projects stem from locations across Canada. The City of Regina’s Railyard Renewal Project was honoured as best large-scale project for turning a 20-acre former industrial site into a mixed-use development.

Smithers Legacy Project in Bovill Square, B.C., won best small- to medium-scale project. The town of Smithers led the remediation of a contaminated site, now a popular place for public events.

Best Overall Project went to The Breithaupt Block in Kitchener, Ont. Developed by the Perimeter Development Corporation, this complex of interconnected buildings was built as a catalyst for the blossoming Innovation District in the city’s downtown.

The Tannery District, also in Kitchener, won the People’s Choice award after an online poll.

Additional honourees include:

• Reach Out: Downtown Nanaimo Terminal Corridor Revitalization, Nanaimo, B.C.

• International: Lagny Bus Depot Renewal, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), in Paris, France, RATP, department of real estate and industrial planning.

• Reprogram: Horizon’s Utility Infill Development Incentive in Hamilton, Ont.

• Remediate: Greenwich Mohawk Site (In Situ Stream Enhanced Remediation), in Brantford, Ont.

• Reinvest: Guelph Market Commons, Creating Homes, Inc., Guelph, Ont.

• Rebuild (excellence in project development, building scale): Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Stantec Architecture/KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture/Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, Ont.

• Renew (excellence in project development, neighbourhood scale): Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Revitalization, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.