Announcing the Winners of Great Places in Canada!

Winner Great Street

  • Lacombe's Historic Main Street

    Lacombe, Alberta

    Businesses, residents and civic government have all been involved in its success. The heritage Edwardian buildings are seen as a valuable community resource not only to be appreciated but to be used. City programs have supported and enhanced the vitality of this historic setting and valuable resource within the community fabric. A recent infill civic project has supported and added to the unique urban design of the street. As a result the street expresses its value and importance by being the center of community activities year round...More


Winner Great Neighbourhood

  • Old South/ Wortley Village

    London, Ontario

    Wortley Village is an excellent example of a place where one can walk and bike to work, school and recreation, and also enjoy a diversity of housing options so residents of many ages and circumstance can contribute to their community. Here, local business thrives, friendly conversation abounds, and community efforts bring an enduring vitality to the village...More


Winner Great Public Space

  • Saint John City Market

    Saint John, New Brunswick

    Planners and members of the public alike recognize the value of the Saint John City Market as a cultural and historic icon on Canada's East Coast. Its unique architectural character reflects the local landscape and traditions of Saint John as a port city. Like many public spaces of successful urban design, the Saint John City Market provides year-round economic opportunities and social interaction for people of all ages and abilities, fosters local food security, and promotes the use of public and active transportation in its interconnectedness with the rest of the city. This is a Great Public Space that should certainly be an intended destination on your next visit to New Brunswick...More


People's Choice – Great Street

  • Courthouse Square

    Goderich, Ontario

    Courthouse Square is the heart of the town of Goderich and has always left a favorable impression on those who have visited. While termed a square, the street is actually a unique, one-way octagon. It circles the county courthouse which resides in a large, beautiful park. Since Goderich was founded almost 200 years ago, tourists and residents alike have flocked to its quaint shops and tree-shrouded park by day, then stayed to view the most beautiful sunset on Ontario's west coast, take in an outdoor movie or listen to a local band in the gazebo by night. For many years, largely in part to this picturesque square, "Canada's Prettiest Town" has won accolades at the International Communities in Bloom...More


People's Choice – Great Neighbourhood

  • Old South/ Wortley Village

    London, Ontario

    Wortley Village is an excellent example of a place where one can walk and bike to work, school and recreation, and also enjoy a diversity of housing options so residents of many ages and circumstance can contribute to their community. Here, local business thrives, friendly conversation abounds, and community efforts bring an enduring vitality to the village...More


People's Choice - Great Public Space

  • McAdam Train Station

    McAdam, New Brunswick

    This Station was built in 1900 out of local granite by men in the town and designed by architect Edward Maxwell. During WW2 it was a hub for Hundreds of trains' carrying soldiers heading to Halifax. Several well know people including Winston Churchill, Barbara Ann Scott and Marilyn Monroe all stopped at McAdam Station. It is not well known by the rest of Canada but it is a historic Canadian site and makes a great day trip for many people from NB, Maine and Quebec...More


Prize Winners

Robert Porter - London, ON
Old South/ Wortley Village

Jennifer Kirchner - Lacombe, AB
Lacombe's Historic Main Street

Monique Sykes - Goderich, ON
Courthouse Square

Jody Kliffer - Saint John, NB
Saint John City Market

Anne Kennedy-Furlotte - McAdam, NB
McAdam Train Station

The winners of the random draw are listed below.
You have each won a $50 Gift Card from Canadian Tire!

Amy Woodcock
Stephanie Johanson
Alastair Knott
Leon van der Poel

VOTING DEADLINE

Vote for your favourite place until September 23, 2013!

Finalists will be announced on October 21, 2013.

Winners will be announced on World Town Planning Day, November 8, 2013!