We often talk about how much we love our Saint John City
Market for being a distinctly Saint John public space with a unique cultural
design and an abundance of offerings, but we rarely ever have an opportunity to
express our pride for it on a national level. Now is our chance.
For the second year in a row, the Saint John City Market has
been nominated as one of the “Great Places In Canada” for public spaces, a
designation recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The Market was a
finalist in last year’s competition and, to date, is the only Maritime public
space to be nominated for this year’s contest.
This is a significant opportunity for us to promote the
Saint John City Market to both our local community and across Canada. With
enough public votes, our historical centrepiece that has served citizens and
visitors alike since 1876 can take its undisputed place on the map as not only
the oldest continuing farmers’ market in Canada, but also one of the greatest
places in Canada.
You can vote for the Saint John City Market online daily
until September 23, 2013. To do so, visit www.saintjohn.ca and click on the Vote button.
About the contest “Great
Places In Canada”:
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) are a national urban planners
association, who are asking people to vote for their favourite streets,
neighbourhoods, and public spaces in Canada. “Great Places In Canada” is also a
way to recognize the work of professional planners, and to join with all
Canadians in a celebration of the great places we are fortunate to share in
How to vote:
You can vote for the Saint John City Market online by way of www.saintjohn.ca. Just click on the
Vote image to direct you to the CIP website where you can cast your vote daily.
The contest closes on September 23, 2013.
All prize winners will be announced on the “Great Places In Canada” website on November
About the Canadian Institute of
CIP was established in 1919 and has a membership of 7,000 professional
planners. The Institute sets a Code of Professional Practice and national
standards for training, certification and best practices. Please visit www.cip-icu.ca.