City of Dieppe

Unlike many municipalities interested in revitalizing their shrinking downtown cores, the City of Dieppe had the opportunity to create its downtown from scratch. Between the 2006 and 2016 censuses, the population of Dieppe grew from 18,565 to 25,384 residents, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in eastern Canada in demographic terms. Construction started in…

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Truro Civic Square

The Truro Civic Square: A destination for many who wish to experience Truro’s state of the art Public Library, shop at the local Farmers’ Market, or go back in time at the Colchester Historeum. You can also take advantage of the beautiful lighting, integrated sound system and stage to take in or host a live…

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Town Centre Park, Coquitlam

Town of Coquitlam, British Columbia 2017 Great Places in Canada Winner – Great Public Space Jury Statement Once the site of a gravel pit, Town Centre Park came to life when Lafarge Lake was donated to the City by the Lafarge company in the mid-1980s. Town Centre Park has since evolved into a city-wide destination…

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Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville

City of Halifax, Nova Scotia 2017 Great Places in Canada Winner – Great Neighbourhood Jury Statement Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville is a dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of Halifax, which serves as a central place to live, work, and play for all Haligonians. It is located in the middle of the business district, major…

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Pinhey Sand Dunes

The Pinhey Sand Dunes System (PSDS) is an extensive inland dune system. It is an end product of the last glacial period and Champlain Sea. In 1925 this dune system was still open and intact (Fig.1), spreading over 2 km long from the Nepean Sportsplex on Woodroffe Avenue to the railway line in the southeast…

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Southampton Beach & Waterfront

Southampton, Ontario is part of the Saugeen Shores township in Bruce County, on the unspoiled shore of Lake Huron. Southampton Beach is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the town, and is a focal point for locals, tourists, events, activities, incredible Northern Lights opportunities, and of course, the infamous Southampton sunsets.…

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OUR Ecovillage

Founded in 1999, OUR Ecovillage is an education centre and demonstration project for sustainable culture on Vancouver Island, BC. Owned by OUR Ecovillage Cooperative, the village incorporates a not-for profit that runs educational programming, a protected park and a small housing cluster that showcases natural building and low impact building techniques. It also includes a…

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Ornamental Gardens

The ornamental gardens is an inspiring and tranquil public space.There are vast amount of plant varieties and historic collections. Located near the Arboretum and Dow’s lake it is a wonderful place to relax. Memorable or Unique Characteristic(s) : Public seating, popular photo venue, free parking and loads of beautiful plants Events and Festivals: Close proximity…

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Main Street, Smithers

In 1913, the Town of Smithers literally arose out of a swamp, created by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to serve as its main divisional headquarters. The town’s Main Street ran perpendicular to the railroad and gained renown right off the bat. Not for its beauty; it was just a muddy dirt strip with wooden…

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Lachine

Lachine – from its community minded shoreline – kilometres of bike and walking pathways to its very heart of 100’s of volounteer organization- this is beauty at its finest. Lachine has cultivated this community service optic for decades that influences and shapes as much as the quality of our outdoor life as it has nurtured…

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