Welcome to Great Places in Canada
After four months of voting and over 200,000 e-ballots being cast by people from across the country, the winning locations in the second annual Great Places in Canada contest were unveiled today. The country's top places were selected on the basis of both popularity and planning excellence as judged by a panel of experts.
This annual event will recognize the special places that Canadians love most.
We encourage you to get involved by nominating, or by voting for, your favourite location. It might be a great street, neighbourhood, or public space. It can be anywhere in Canada.
Tell us why you feel passionate about your favourite spot, and you might win a fabulous prize.
We don't just want to hear about Great Places, we want to SEE them, too! Be sure to include photographs of your favourite place. Better yet, upload a video so visitors can see your community in action!
The most popular places will be featured on this website, and will be among the short-listed candidates. A judging panel of renowned planning experts will make the final decision, and the winners will be announced at the end of April 2012.
You can review the existing nominations, see which are leading in popularity, and vote for your favourite place. The place with the most votes in each category will be declared the "Peoples' Choice!"
Or you can nominate a new location - either as a member of the public or as a professional planner.
This competition is being sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) as a way to recognize the work of professional planners, and to join with all Canadians in a celebration of the great places we are fortunate to share in this country.
So go ahead, add your voice to this national recognition program. Nominate, vote, tell everyone you know to participate.
We have an abundance of great places in Canada. Which one is your special place?