Dedicated to the rehabilitation and revitalization of sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized, and undeveloped, the Brownie Awards provide annual recognition and celebration of brownfield projects, people, and policies across Canada. These renewed residential, commercial, industrial, and open space projects contribute to the growth and resilient recovery of healthy cities and communities.

The Brownie Awards are presented through the partnership of the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. This year, the Brownie Awards boasts the most geographically diverse variety of projects and project teams in the history of the awards program.

“The redevelopment of brownfields provides important economic and environmental opportunities to create cleaner, safer, and more socially vibrant communities. It’s remarkable to see cities and towns represented across Canada this year,” says Christopher De Sousa, chair of the Brownie Awards jury and past president of the board of directors of the CBN. “We’re proud to honour the well-deserving award finalists, and we look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements at this year’s Brownie Awards gala.”

2022 Brownie Awards



Community Wellbeing Framework – Toronto, Ontario

City of Guelph: Guidance for Onsite and Excess Soil Management – Guelph, Ontario

Watson Island Redevelopment –Prince Rupert, British Columbia


Dow-Petromont Rehabilitation Project – Montreal, Quebec

Large-Scale Environmental Remediation and Earthworks Construction for Pikangikun First Nations – Pikangikun First Nation, Ontario

Leaside Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE) In-Situ Thermal Remediation Program – Toronto, Ontario


Brownfield Redevelopment of a former Lead Smelter and Battery Recycling Facility – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Esquimalt Harbour Marine Remediation – Victoria, British Columbia

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IR5 Waste Leachate Treatment System – Maple Ridge, British Columbia


Development of a Vacant Contaminated Site into a Sustainable Eco-Friendly Hotel – St. John’s, Newfoundland

Northlands Denesuline First Nation– Lac Brochet, Manitoba

York Recreation Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Fire Station Headquarters – Welland, Ontario


152 Shanley Street Redevelopment – Kitchener, Ontario

Manitou a bi Bii daziigae, Red River College (RRC) Polytech– Winnipeg, Manitoba

Unique and safe redevelopment of an Oil and Gas Battery into a Residential Community – Edmonton, Alberta

Kinitsaw Park – Edmonton, Alberta


120 Huron Street – Guelph, Ontario

Maple Land Fire and Rescue Centre – North Vancouver, British Columbia

Midtown Gateway – Nanaimo, British Columbia

LeBreton Flats – Ottawa

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KEL,SET (Reay) Creek Remediation – Sidney, British Columbia

Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area – Mississauga, Ontario

Galleria on the Park – Toronto, Ontario

Esquimalt Harbour Marine Remediation – Victoria, British Columbia

Three additional awards are presented for the Best Small-Scale ProjectBest Large-Scale Project, and Best Overall Project, selected from all of the nominations received. The final award recognizes the prestigious Brownfielder of the Year.

All the awards will be presented in person at the Brownie Awards gala on Monday, November 14, 2022 at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Toronto.

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In the meantime, Environment Journal will provide a detailed overview of each of the finalists. Stay tuned for further coverage.