Thanks to the overwhelming public support for the Saint John
City Market, it is now among 14 finalists in the Canadian Institute of
Planners’ Great Places in Canada contest, and one of five finalists in the
Public Spaces category. This year’s contest positions our popular City Market
as the only public space to be named a finalist for two consecutive years.
“Built in 1876, the City Market has been a historic
centrepiece of Saint John for centuries,” said the City Market Manager, Kevin
Loughery. “The annual recognition the market receives as a result of
public votes in the contest speaks directly to the value our citizens, visitors
and community groups place on the market and its significance to our history
This year’s finalists were selected from more than 100,500
public votes cast across the country during a four month voting period that
closed on September 23, 2013.
As a finalist, the City Market will now compete against four other Canadian public
places for the Grand Award and People’s Choice Award. The contending spaces
include a trail system and interpretation centre in Conception Bay South,
Newfoundland and Labrador; Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia; Riverside
Park in Cambridge, Ontario; and the McAdam Train Station in New Brunswick.
Award leg of the competition will be based on popularity and planning excellence
as judged by a panel of experts, while the People’s Choice Award is
based solely on the number of public votes.
All winners will be announced on World Town Planning Day,
November 8, 2013. Plaques will be presented to the mayors of the winning communities,
and their nominators will receive prizes.
For more information on this year’s Great Places in Canada
finalists, visit www.cip-icu.ca/greatplaces/en/finalists
For more information about the Saint John City Market, visit www.sjcitymarket.ca