Here are the Nominees for 2015!

Georgetown, Prince Edward Island

Public Space

The AA Macdonald Memorial Gardens is the largest municipally owned gardens of its kind in the Province of Prince Edward Island. In it you will find beautiful memorial beds and plaques, the largest moving shipswheel in Canada,

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    Abbey Centre

    Blackfalds, Alberta

    Public Space

    The Abbey has truly proven to be a gathering place for area residents and a popular attraction for visitors to the community. The social, cultural, recreational and economic benefits that have been evidenced in the community have made the Abbey Centre a public facility that has been widely recognized for excellence in collaboration, sustainability and well-being.

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    Arbour Lake Residents Association

    Calgary, Alberta


    Welcome to Arbour Lake! The Lake has is it all! A pristine lake brimming with rainbow trout, neighborhood parks, spectacular mountain views, a regional bike and walkway path carved through rolling hills.

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    Blackfriars Bridge

    London, Ontario

    Public Space

    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 provides pedestrians and cyclists a connection between segments of the Thames Valley Parkway located along the banks of the river. While the bridge itself is not is the best shape currently, the views it offers are unparalleled.

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    Blockhouse Island

    Brockville, Ontario

    Public Space

    Brockville’s Blockhouse Island is a year-round magnet, each day drawing about a thousand people from around the world and of all ages, origins, interests and abilities to indulge in the multitude of delights and activities offered by this gem thrust out into the mighty St. Lawrence River at the eastern end of the world-famous Thousand Islands.

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    Bon Accord Memorial Rose Garden

    Bon Accord, Alberta

    Public Space

    The Rose Garden is in Springbrook Park in Bon Accord, Alberta. The types of roses that are in the Rose Garden include the Explorer and Parkland varieties because they are hearty for this zone. Each rose is planted in memory of someone.

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    Orangeville, Ontario

    WINNER & People’s Choice – Street


    To be great, a street must be a destination in its own right.  Broadway fits the bill as an inviting place at the heart of Orangeville.  Historic buildings, contextual redevelopment, and attention to the pedestrian experience combine in a unique place enjoyed daily by shoppers, workers and visitors alike.  Institutional uses anchor the street and give it purpose, while restaurants, landscaping, and patios enable people to enjoy the space and enliven the street with activity.  Festivals and events regularly invite people to experience the street, and contribute to Broadway’s dynamic character.  The jury was impressed by the central role Broadway plays in the community, along with the heritage character and streetscape design.

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    Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community

    Kemble, Ontario


    Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community has designed a number of amenities on site so that they can be easily accessed by the public. The Clubhouse on site acts as the main social hub for the public to be directed to. With signage and well maintained roads, the clubhouse is easy to access and the staff at Cobble Beach are able to direct the public further, if needed.

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    Conception Bay South T’Railway

    Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Public Space

    Nearly 900 km of abandoned rail bed provides the basis for a trail link between Port aux Basques on the west coast and St. John’s on the easternmost edge of the island; the Conception Bay South T’Railway spans 18 km of this former railbed, forming a continuous, non-motorized destination trail in the community.

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    Cookstown, Ontario


    Cookstown has a small main street lined with historical buildings. The outer streets lined with historical houses. When strolling around the neighborhood you’ll see a lot of pride in ownership.  Also known as “The Coziest Corner in Innisfil”.