For the 20th year in a row, site redevelopment and associated professionals from across Canada gathered to celebrate excellence in projects and approaches at the “Brownie Awards 2019.” Held on November 26 at the Delta Toronto Hotel, the event was well attended, with a record number of executives and experts enjoying presentations such as the feature project presentation that opened the evening: the redevelopment of a 177-acre brownfield property that formerly hosted the large polluting coal-fired Lakeview power plant on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Port Credit (just west of Toronto, Ontario), now known as Lakeview Village.
Brian Sutherland, Director of Development for Argo Land Development, led the audience through a series of stunning slide images of the site during excavation on through renderings of the mixed residential/commercial community that will emphasize “live work, play.” In a pattern evident throughout the evening with other projects, a property once considered a liability in the era before site-specific risk assessments is set to become a beautiful neighborhood with cycling trails, water features and parks that Bloomberg estimates could be worth over $6-billion when complete. Readers can learn more about the project here.
“In contrast with the past, municipal councillors and other officials now regard brownfields as assets and just not liabilities,” stated Todd Latham, MC of the event and an original partner in the Brownie Awards with the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN).
Carol Le Noury, president of Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS), attended with other ERIS staff, noting the record number of attendees and the high quality of the award-winning projects, many of which began with site record searches on the ERIS database system.
ERIS will re-publish the details of the award winners in each category as soon as they’re ready and will profile some of the most interesting articles throughout next year. Stay tuned.
For more information about the Brownie Awards, visit brownieawards.ca
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