The 2015 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Awards were recently handed out to projects and programs at a gala in Toronto’s Daniels Spectrum on October 8, 2015.
Grant Walsom was named Brownfielder of the Year for his work advancing the environmental industry and urban redevelopment best practices.
Walsom is a senior partner at XCG Consulting Ltd. and director of the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN). He combines his daily environmental consulting service work with advocacy initiatives with CBN and the Ontario Environment Industry Association.
Best Overall Project went to Technopôle Angus, a multi-phase development project on a historic industrial site in Montreal’s Mont-Royal Plateau. 500,000 square feet has already been completed on what’s being called one of the first employment-focused developments and one of the largest social housing locations in Quebec.
Other honourees include:
- Best Overall Building Scale: Queen Richmond Centre West commercial office project, Toronto, Ont.
- Best Overall Neighbourhood Scale: Queens Quay Revitalization, Toronto, Ont.
- Reprogram, legislation, policy and procurement: City of Vancouver Metropolitan Core Jobs & Economy Land Use Plan, Vancouver, B.C.
- Remidiate, sustainable remediation and technological innovation: Mississauga Road LID Pilot Project, Region of Peel, Ont.
- Reinvest, financing, risk management and partnerships: City of Edmonton’s Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program, Edmonton, Alt.
- Rebuild, project development, building scale: 51 West Hastings Street, Ormidale Block, Vancouver, B.C.
- Renew, project development, neighbourhood scale: Meridian Centre, St Catharines, Ont.
- Reach Out, communications, marketing and public engagement: Zibi, Windmill Development Group, Ottawa, Ont. and Gatineau, Que.
Awards were presented on behalf of the CUI, in collaboration with FCM Green Municipal Fund and the CBN.
Photo of Grant Walsom by HZD Photography