Edmonton's Open City receives Distinction Award
The City of Edmonton’s innovative approach to open government received a coveted Medal of Distinction at this year’s GTEC Conference and Exhibition in Ottawa.
Open City encompasses all of the innovative open government work within the City of Edmonton. This includes the release of open data as well as the development of analytics,which transition the data to information for the public.
Canada’s GTEC Conference &Exhibition is an internationally recognized forum for excellence in innovation and government service delivery.
Make Something Edmonton - Best Place Identity 2016 Award Winner
The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and Make Something Edmonton received an award for their exploration on Edmonton's brand identity. Through this intiative, they captured what makes Edmonton special. This was achieved through a platform of engagement with the citizens who contributed to the expression of the brand and a strategy to attract talent and investment that delivered results.
The City Nation Place Awards benchmark and celebrate best practices in place branding and marketing.
City of Edmonton's Eco Station wins international award
The City of Edmonton's Eco Station program received the Gold Excellence Award in the category of Special Waste from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).
SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.
The Eco Station program
provides Edmontonians with four convenient, environmentally sound, cost-effective and safe facilities to drop off household hazardous waste, recyclables, and general waste. The program is highly supported by the residents and is one of the top rated services provided by the City of Edmonton.
Edmonton internationally recognized as a "Community in Bloom"
The City of Edmonton is the winner of the Communities in Bloom International Challenge in the very large community category for its environmental and beautification efforts. Edmonton’s Mosaic Centre, Alberta’s first net-zero commercial building, also received a special mention.
Municipalities around the world were judged on how local industry, businesses and governments work to provide environmental solutions that benefit the community. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) names Edmonton as Canada’s National Earth Hour Capital
Edmonton was selected as the national winner by an international jury of sustainability experts for impressive city actions on climate change. Cities must enter their data on climate action on the carbon Cities Climate Registry to be considered for this award.
City of Edmonton recognized for Design Excellence with five Prairie Design Awards
The City of Edmonton brought home 5 of the 10 design excellence awards at the 2016 Prairie Design Awards. The winning projects were chosen by the architectural associations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The awards celebrate new standards of creativity and skill in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design across the prairie provinces.
In the categories of excellence and merit, Edmonton received the following awards:
Award of Excellence
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
John Fry Sports Park Pavilion
Award of Merit
Borden Park Pavilion
Mill Woods Park Pavilion
The Edmonton Military Commemorative Monument
City receives 2016 Sustainable Communities Award for Brownfield Redevelopment Program
The City’s plan for redeveloping contaminated fuel sites has been recognized with one of the country’s top honours for local environmental practices.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) awarded the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program an FCM Sustainable Communities Award in the Brownfields (Plan) category. These awards recognize municipalities that demonstrate leadership in environmental protection and deliver innovative solutions that contribute to making Canada more sustainable.
Edmonton Events named Sport Tourism Organization of the Year
Edmonton Events won the Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award from the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA). The award recognizes the community or organization that best influenced sport tourism in their region in 2015. A partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, Edmonton Events works to attract major sporting and cultural events to the city. One of the major events Edmonton hosted in 2015, the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada was also a co-winner of the CSTA International Sport Event of the Year Award.