Nomination Period ends on October 4, and public voting period will span from October 11-27. Please note: Great Place nominations are reviewed prior to being added to the voting page on October 11.

Please select one nominee from each category before submitting your vote. Only one vote per day will be registered from an IP address.

2017 Great Street

With its many local shops and public spaces, Main Street represents the best of the little mountain community of the Town of Smithers; it’s where people come together as ‘Smithereens’ in all their vibrancy and diversity.

Replacing the Front Street Parkade (a multi-storey parking structure) with an attractive, pedestrian-friendly great street has completely transformed the experience of Front Street and Downtown New Westminster by uncovering the historic building facades, daylighting the space and opening views to

Ladysmith’s First Avenue – the community’s main street –  is the key gathering place in our historic downtown where everyone is welcomed by the warmth, character and unparalleled charm that you would expect from small town living.

Alley Oop is a new urban space in Vancouver that invites the public to come PLAY in an existing downtown laneway. In a city where the value of land continues to rise exponentially, finding new ways to create and use

2017 Great Public Space

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

Town Centre Park is a place for the entire community to connect through high-quality sport, recreational, cultural, and diverse seasonal planting pallets linking residents together to celebrate community pride, creativity, and fun.

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

A 10,000 year old Sand Dunes System in the heart of Canada’s Capital.

In 1939, the eve of World War II, Fr. Anthony Sylla OMI, summoned his parishioners to build a a place to pray for peace in the world. A small hill west of the church was chosen and excavation began. The

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

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.

The George Street Plaza renewal represents the beginning of a new chapter for the ByWard Market.  Embodying elements of the past, the Plaza embraces the present and remains open to the possibilities of the future.  We celebrate it as an

CN Park, located in the heart of downtown Dauphin, was originally established in 1920. In 2017, CN Park has undergone a complete refresh including removing landscaping barriers, planting new grass, creation of a new event pad, enhanced electrical upgrades, tree

The people-friendly urban design features of Place 1604 and the cultural and economic activities it presents embody the very core of urban Acadia.

Erected in 1875, Blackfriars Bridge is one of the oldest and rarest bridges in Canada. The bridge spans the north branch of the Thames River, connecting Ridout Street to Blackfriars Street. It also provided pedestrians,cyclists and motorists a connection between

2017 Great Neighbourhood

Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville — Where old and new Halifax meets to live, work and play!

Lachine – from its community-minded shoreline, kilometers of bike and walking pathways, to its very heart – this is beauty at its finest.