The City of Mississauga has received a 2017 Brownie Award for Inspiration Port Credit for Communication, Marketing and Public Engagement. The Brownie Awards recognize the rehabilitation efforts of brownfield sites in Canada, which are former industrial sites that are vacant or underused. The award was presented by Canadian Brownfields Network and Actual Media.
With Mississauga having one of the most significant brownfield sites on the north shore of Lake Ontario, it has been the focus of several community engagements. Located at 70 Mississauga Rd. S., the brownfield site is 72 acres (29 hectares) and 600 metres of Lake Ontario shoreline that neighbours the City’s historic urban waterfront village of Port Credit.
“It is a great honour for the City of Mississauga to receive this national award for our achievement in planning for and contributing to the growth of healthy communities and our remarkable waterfront,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Congratulations to the team for their hard work and dedication while ensuring the needs and interests of the community are considered.”
The City-led community engagements explored future possibilities for the site with a Master Planning Framework that will help guide redevelopment. Working with a consultant team, the City involved residents and stakeholders in a variety of interactive sessions.
“This award demonstrates Mississauga’s ongoing commitment to engage the community,” said Jim Tovey, Ward 1 Councillor. “Inspiration Port Credit provides an incredible opportunity to build a vibrant and inspiring future for the community, by the community.”
“The Brownie Awards recognize the best in brownfield site restoration projects in Canada,” added Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “We are excited to receive this award and be recognized by industry experts for our communication and engagement efforts on this waterfront project. The result is a vision of the site’s future as a model of sustainability.”
To learn more about Inspiration Port Credit, visit inspirationportcredit.com.