The 2017 Great Places in Canada and the People’s Choice Places
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Great Places in Canada contest. After a rigorous review process by a jury of certified planning professionals, the Institute bestows the title of 2017 Great Street on First Avenue (in Ladysmith, British Columbia), 2017 Great Public Space on Town Centre Park (in Coquitlam, British Columbia), and 2017 Great Neighbourhood on Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville (in Halifax, Nova Scotia).
In addition to inviting the public to nominate a space, CIP conducted an online vote allowing the public to determine what place they think should win. With over 8,000 votes cast, the public determined the 2017 People’s Choice winners, with Truro Civic Square (in Truro, Nova Scotia) voted as 2017 People’s Choice Public Space, Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville (in Halifax, Nova Scotia) voted as 2017 People’s Choice Neighbourhood, and Main Street (in Smithers, British Columbia) voted as 2017 People’s Choice Street.
The Canadian Institute of Planners would like to thank all nominees for submitting their Great Place! The jury had a difficult decision to make, but most importantly we were able to celebrate the lasting impressions that planners have on communities. Thank you!