Nominate a Great Place

The nomination period for the 2017 Great Places in Canada contest is set to begin on September 5, 2017 at 8:00AM ET, and nominations close on October 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT. Great Place nominations are reviewed prior to being added to the voting page.

How to Nominate A Great Place

Simply complete the Nomination Form (starting on September 5, 2017). Be sure to provide all the necessary submission information including original images and a map of the location.

Nomination Criteria

In order for a street, neighbourhood, or public space to be eligible for nomination it may not:

  • Be a Great Place in Canada winner or People’s Choice recipient from the previous year;
  • Appear to be created as an advertisement or for politically motivated reasons;
  • Be a private residence or a location used solely for commercial purposes;
  • Have a nomination form that includes explicit, vulgar, or offensive language;
  • Be located outside of Canada; or
  • Received after the deadline (or October 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT).

No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.  Participants must be of the age of majority to be eligible. Please note that Great Place nominations are reviewed prior to being added to the voting page.


By participating in this Contest you agree that your personal information may be collected, used and disclosed as appropriate by the Canadian Institute of Planners (“CIP”). You acknowledge your information will only be collected, used and disclosed for the purposes of:

  1. Enrolling you in, and administering the Contest;
  2. Notifying and announcing winners of the Contest; and
  3. Such other purposes as may be consistent with these purposes.

Such collection, use and disclosure of personal information shall only be done in a manner consistent with the CIP’s Privacy Policy, a copy of which is available at:

All submitted text, images and video from nominations will become the property of the Canadian Institute of Planners (“CIP”) and may be used to promote the competition in any current or future marketing and public relations materials and may be used by Great Places in Canada sponsors.

Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

CIP retains the right, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever. CIP reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest.

For Québec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux of Quebec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.