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2007 Winners

Since 2000, the FCM Sustainable Community Awards have celebrated the achievements of municipal leaders who are not only putting green ideas into practice, but reaping the benefits.

This year FCM recognized ten outstanding winners in eight categories. As the order of government that is closest to Canadian citizens, municipalities are integral in helping meet commitments for significant and long-term change. They are providing real solutions and leading the way on the road to sustainability.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 FCM Sustainability Community Awards — the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2007 Winners

  • 2007 Buildings

    2007 Buildings

    Aiming to take a strong first step toward sustainable development and to rekindle the community spirit of the Trait-Carré area in Quebec City's Charlesbourg borough, the city decided to expand the original Charlesbourg library. 
  • 2007 Energy

    2007 Energy

    Dawson Creek undertook an energy planning process in January 2005 to make municipal operations more environmentally and financially sustainable.
  • 2007 Planning

    2007 Planning

    More than 18,000 citizens of Calgary helped to create a 100-year vfor their city.
  • 2007 Residential Development

    2007 Residential Development

    In April 2006, the Town of East Gwillimbury in York Region acted on its commitment to environmental stewardship, the first pillar of its 2005 strategic plan, by mandating that Energy Star® standards be applied in all new home developments in the town.
  • 2007 Transportation - Co-winner 1

    2007 Transportation - Co-winner 1

    The City of Charlottetown designed and instituted a public transit system that was cost-effective, convenient, city-wide and environmentally friendly, using a fleet of five vintage-style, low-platform trolley buses. 
  • 2007 Transportation - Co-winner 2

    2007 Transportation - Co-winner 2

    Launched in September 2005, the Viva Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project provides a rapid transit network linking four emerging urban centres within York Region.
  • 2007 Waste - Co-winner 1

    2007 Waste - Co-winner 1

    In 2001, Hamilton city council approved a solid waste management master plan (SWMMP) that aimed to divert 65 per cent of waste from landfills by 2008.
  • 2007 Waste - Co-winner 2

    2007 Waste - Co-winner 2

    In February 2006, the Town of Ladysmith became the first municipality in British Columbia to begin curbside collection of organic waste.
  • 2007 Water

    2007 Water

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) surrounding Victoria, British Columbia, began incorporating water-demand-management initiatives into its strategic planning in 1994.
  • 2007 Wastewater

    2007 Wastewater

    In late 2006, a green roofs pilot project — the first of its kind in Canada — funded the construction of 16 green roofs on a mix of public and private buildings in the city of Toronto.
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