The 2014 Great Places in Canada and the People’s Choice Places

All nominations are published in the language in which they are submitted.

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    Antigonish Town & County Library (The Peoples’ Place Library)

    Antigonish, Nova Scotia

    2014 Great Place in Canada - Great Public Space


    The Peoples’ Place: Antigonish Town and County Library is more than just a library. The product of a collaborative planning process, it is a focal point of community life, offering programs and services to people of all ages in a safe, welcoming and barrier-free environment.  The Peoples’ Place is recognized for its exceptional design which celebrates the work of local artists and craftspeople and incorporates numerous green features.  This is truly a great public space.

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    Calgary, Alberta

    2014 Great Place in Canada - Great Neighbourhood


    Inglewood is a great neighbourhood to visit but also, and perhaps most importantly, a great neighbourhood to live. Inglewood has the bedrock elements of an inclusive community with a large affordable housing stock, a range of transportation options, support for local businesses and community facilities. The jury was also impressed by the expression of local culture from night markets to celebrating local artisans in everyday objects. It’s also hard to resist a place that has the odd chicken roaming the streets.

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    La rue du Petit-Champlain

    Québec, Quebec

    2014 Great Place in Canada and People's Choice - Great Street


    The architecture and the atmosphere make La rue du Petit-Champlain one of Canada’s great streets. It is the heart of a larger neighbourhood and the key focal point for a year-round series of events and festivals in the area. The jury observed how well modern shops and restaurants are accommodated within a strictly preserved historic streetscape. The interaction between people and the street is something to be cherished and is deserving of recognition in the Great Places in Canada Contest.

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    McAdam Lake Campground on Waulklehegan Lake

    McAdam, New Brunswick

    People's Choice - Great Public Space


    The beautiful sunsets, modern facilities, along with great fishing and good neighbours make this place a pleasure to visit.

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    Old East Village

    London, Ontario

    People's Choice - Great Neighbourhood


    The Old East Village in London, Ontario is a truly great neighbourhood with extraordinary attractions, amenities, heritage, and social opportunities and an inclusive community character where all residents can help shape its future.

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