Awards

Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction  - Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Award for Planning Excellence - Canadian Institute of Planners
Daniel Burnham Award – American Planning Association


Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction  - Ontario Professional Planners Institute


The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt Plan link opens in a new window  have both won the newly created Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction from the the  Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) link opens new window.  The award recognizes the significant impact that the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt Plan will have on Ontario.

“We can think of no other recipients as deserving of this award,” said Gary Davidson, OPPI President. “Generations of Ontarians will benefit from these plans, and we applaud the government’s vision and leadership in their creation.”

The OPPI presented the award at its annual conference on October 4, 2007.

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Award for Planning Excellence - Canadian Institute of Planners

OGS accepting award at CIP conference The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe won the 2007 Canadian Institute of Planners' Award for Planning Excellence link opens new window in the category of Re-urbanization. The award is given to an innovative initiative that improves the social, economic and environmental well being of a community.

In June 2007, the Ontario Growth Secretariat accepted the award at the Canadian Institute of Planners’ annual conference in Quebec City.  They were joined by representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, who won an award in the category of Environmental Planning for the Greenbelt Plan link opens new window.

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Daniel Burnham Award – American Planning Association

OGS accepting award at APA ConferenceThe Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe is the first recipient from outside the United States of the American Planning Association's (APA)  Daniel Burnham Award link opens new window.  The award is the most prestigious planning award in the United States.  It is given to a comprehensive plan that:

  • advances the science and art of planning
  • best illustrates progress, community benefit, and contribution to the advancement of the planning profession
  • best represents the APA's slogan of "Making Great Communities Happen"

In April 2007, a team from the Ontario Growth Secretariat received the award at the APA conference in Philadelphia. 

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