Announcing the Winners of Great Places in Canada!
Canada's Great Street
Queen Street has been Fredericton's main East-West street since the city of Fredericton was founded in 1783. After the first buildings were erected along the Saint John River—namely those forming the Military Compound such as the officers' quarters, barracks, guard house, and training grounds—a street was traced running parallel to the river behind the compound that joined these buildings and spaces with each other. On the other side of the street, houses and shops were built, creating a continuous row of two- to three-storey buildings establishing the beginnings of the economic life of the town. This was Queen Street...More
Canada's Great Neighbourhood
Osborne Village is many things to many people. This example of "good urbanism" is more than just a neighbourhood; it is a way of life.
Osborne Village is located south of downtown Winnipeg, across the Assiniboine River. The neighbourhood's boundaries are generally accepted as the river to the north, Donald Street to the east, Confusion Corner and Gertrude Avenue to the south and a bend in the Assiniboine River to the west...More
Canada's Great Public Space
Located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu, approximately ten minutes from the Town of Yarmouth, the Cape Forchu Lighthouse is home to the first "applecore" style lighthouse with its 75 feet of statuesque beauty and 19 acres of pristine grounds. This towering beacon sits atop picturesque volcanic rocks, and has guided vessels safely into the Yarmouth Harbour since 1840...More
People's Choice – Great Street
You can have it all...on Osborne Street!
Osborne Street hosts Winnipeg's largest and longest running street festival. Osborne Street runs close to downtown and the Riverwalk, is part of one of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods and is the centre of it all! Starting with the natural beauty of the Assiniboine River on the North, and leading to the dreaded Confusion Corner to the south, you are sure to acknowledge this street's rich history. It is named after Lieutenant Colonel William Osborne Smith (1833-1887), the first commanding officer of Military District 10. Osborne Street has developed into a hip and lively shopping and dining district...More
People's Choice – Great Neighbourhood
Woodfield is a Victorian neighbourhood located in the heart of London, Ontario. This historic community is bordered by Richmond, Dundas, Adelaide, and the CPR tracks to the north. Woodfield's roughly 1,400 households fall mostly within two Heritage Districts (East and West Woodfield). Homes in Woodfield date from the 1840s, with most homes built between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Woodfield is one of the largest and finest examples of intact Victorian streetscapes in Canada...More
People's Choice - Great Public Space
Just 20 minutes from Parliament Hill, this is Ottawa's Great Forest: an old-growth paradise that is recreationally enjoyed and spiritually revered. It has untapped ecotourism potential, but threatened by urban sprawl. Spanning over a thousand hectares, this Canadian Shield ecosystem is more than a billion years old. Rich in wetlands and mature forest, it is home to more than 654 species, including 18 species that are at risk of becoming extinct...More
Bruce McCormack - Fredericton, NB
Chris Baker - Winnipeg, MB
Denise Nickerson - Yarmouth, NS
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Maria Sarrasin - Winnipeg, MB
Wes Kinghorn - London, ON
Mitch Brisebois - Renfrew, ON
The South March Highlands
The winner of the random draw is Andrew Moyer, Victoria, BC. Congratulations! You have won a $50 Gift Card from Roots!