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2012 Winners

Since 2000, best practices in sustainable community development have been celebrated each year with the FCM Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all municipal governments and their private-sector partners.

FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards. Awards are presented in nine categories. The Awards were announced at a reception and awards ceremony during FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show (SCC) in Ottawa, Ont.

2012 Winners

  • 2012 Brownfields

    2012 Brownfields

    In just three years, Westminster Pier Park has been transformed from a contaminated brownfield into a sparkling waterfront jewel that will stimulate tourism and revitalize downtown New Westminster.
  • 2012 Buildings

    2012 Buildings

    The new Oakville Transit facility and the Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex reflect an innovative town policy that requires new municipal buildings larger than 500 m2 to achieve LEED® Silver certification.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 1

    When the Town of Île-Des-Chênes sought to replace the ice plant in its hockey rink with a geothermal system, it discovered the costs were daunting.
  • 2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    2012 Energy - Co-winner 2

    This project has helped three Montréal institutions reduce their combined energy use by 40% and their GHG emissions by 37%.
  • 2012 Planning - Co-winner 1

    2012 Planning - Co-winner 1

    Implementing Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan in place involved thousands of hours of volunteer time and more than two years of consultation.
  • 2012 Planning - Co-winner 2

    2012 Planning - Co-winner 2

    In 2009, the Town of Drayton Valley developed a Community Sustainability Plan that now guides all departmental operations.
  • 2012 Planning - Neighbourhood

    2012 Planning - Neighbourhood

    Terrebonne's Urbanova project is based on a plan that integrates environmental, economic and social development.
  • 2012 Residential Development

    2012 Residential Development

    Summerland adopted an updated Zoning Bylaw in September 2011, along with minor updates to the Official Community Plan to allow higher densities and new intensification zones.
  • 2012 Transportation - Co-winner 1

    2012 Transportation - Co-winner 1

    Largely completed in 2011, this upgrade helped to lower traffic speeds by reducing Waterloo's Davenport Road from four lanes to two, with dedicated turn lanes and landscaped islands.
  • 2012 Transportation - Co-winner 2

    2012 Transportation - Co-winner 2

    Taxi 12-17 offers greater social opportunities and ready access to public transportation in the rural community of Sainte-Julie.
  • 2012 Waste

    2012 Waste

    The Columbia Shuswap project involved capping the completed portion of the Salmon Arm landfill, capturing gas and upgrading it to provide natural gas heating for hundreds of homes.
  • 2012 Water

    2012 Water

    Cranbrook increased the quality of its treated effluent and decreased its energy consumption and GHG emissions.
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