About Great Places in Canada

The Canadian Institute of Planners recognizes the contributions of planners by celebrating their lasting impressions on Canadian communities through the Great Places in Canada contest.

This national contest invites the public to nominate and vote for a great street, public space, or neighborhood.

There are three ways to get involved:

  • Nominate a great street, neighbourhood, or public space in Canada (starting September 5, 2017)
  • Vote for your favourite places
  • Share your favourite places on social media
What Can you Win?

Prizes for Great Place Nominators

The Canadian Institute of Planners is pleased to provide two draw-prizes, valued at over $350. In ordered to be entered to win a draw-prize, you must successfully nominate a Great Street, Great Neighbourhood, or Great Public Space. The chances of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The nominator of the Great Place that receives the most votes from the public will also win a prize.

Each prize includes:

  • One $300.00 prepaid credit card
  • A one-year subscription to Plan Canada, the premier planning magazine in Canada

Participants may choose to nominate more than one Great Place, however only ballot into the draw will be permitted per person. Winners will be notified on November 8, 2017 by telephone and email. The chances of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize winners must correctly answer a mathematical, time limited, skill testing question before they can claim their prize.


Prize for Great Place in Canada

The Great Places in Canada award winning spaces are determined by a jury of planners. One Great Street, Great Neighbourhood, and Great Public Space are awarded the title of Great Place in Canada each year. The municipality home to the Great Place in Canada will receive a plaque which can be displayed at their Great Place.