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The Saint John City Market has been named a finalist in the Great Places in Canada contest


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 and culture.”

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.

The Grand 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

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