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transportation Transportation

Case study: Region of Waterloo, ON, develops LRT to connect its urban centres

In 2019, the Region of Waterloo, ON, welcomed its first passengers on the ION Light Rail Transit system.
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water Water

Case study: Understanding climate change impacts key to prioritizing drainage infrastructure projects in Vernon, BC

Learn how applying a climate change lens helped Vernon, BC, understand their flood risk and prioritize infrastructure investments.
Stormwater treatment
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Case study: New build achieves financial sustainability, social and environmental benefits

Thanks to extensive consultations, astute financial management and the incorporation of energy-saving technologies, a 67-unit development in Ontario’s Niagara Region provides affordable housing for seniors, and delivers environmental and social benefits without an ongoing operating subsidy.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
New building
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land use Land Use

Former industrial lands cleaned up and ready to bring about district revitalization

Having contributed to Canada’s industrial output for over a century, a 20-hectare site a kilometre southeast of downtown Brantford, ON, has found new purpose.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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Peer learning sparks more sustainable infrastructure planning for municipality

One of 12 participating municipalities in FCM’s pilot Leadership in Asset Management Program, the City of Melville, SK, has upped its game in sustainable infrastructure planning and decision-making.
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water Water

Town boosts wastewater treatment capacity and improves water quality

Using an innovative addition to its wastewater treatment system, the Town of Perth, ON, was able to affordably increase the quality of water discharged by its treatment system into the Tay River and extend the system’s life by another 30 years.
Wastewater management
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waste Waste

Study helps set direction for new composting facility

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, BC, extensively studied the viability of a new composting facility that would divert the region’s considerable organic waste from landfill.
Waste management
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transportation Transportation

Community-led vehicle charging network drives big shift in rural setting

Thanks to a bold, shared vision and effective collaboration, new infrastructure for electric vehicles has attracted tourists and reduced emissions across BC’s rural Kootenay region.
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transportation Transportation

New electric vehicle-sharing system reduces emissions and generates revenue

Six forward-thinking municipalities in Quebec have added electric vehicles to their fleets and made them available to residents and partners through a car-sharing system for municipalities in the region.
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water Water

Passive approach to wastewater treatment yields fewer GHGs and lower costs

The Town of Montague, PE, used a passive geotextile dewatering system to turn a sludge problem into a boon for the community.
Wastewater management
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Seniors enjoy much-needed sustainable addition to community housing

A community housing building for seniors in Welland, ON, shows how a community can help close critical housing gaps with smart investments that reduce energy costs and GHGs.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
New building
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energy Energy

Forestry waste proves ideal heat source for small town

In 2012, Saint-Ubalde, a small rural town in Quebec, launched a project to convert biowaste into biofuel to heat several municipal and institutional buildings.
Energy generation
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water Water

Wastewater from water treatment system used for wetlands, wildlife and community space

The City of Yorkton, SK, found a great way to ramp up the environmental benefits of its new water treatment plant by treating the wastewater it produced.
Water conservation
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waste Waste

One-stop shop for waste management sparks community pride

The integrated waste management complex in Quebec’s Manicouagan region is the first of its kind in the province to collect, treat and recover value from waste—all in one place.
Waste management
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waste Waste

Pilot program proves textile recycling within reach for Canada’s municipalities

Thanks to the pioneering spirit of the City of Markham, ON, residents can now donate old clothes and other textiles through a program that creates jobs, supports local charities and keeps millions of pounds of textiles out of landfill.
CCRI
Waste management
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land use Land Use

Revitalized park brings community back to the river

The City of New Westminster bought an abandoned timber wharf site and transformed it into an urban riverfront park with equal parts built on land and water. 
Land remediation and redevelopment
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energy Energy

Canada’s first net-zero energy municipal library shows what’s possible

The City of Varennes, QC, is the first Canadian municipality to construct an institutional building that will soon produce as much energy as it consumes.
Energy recovery
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Retrofits lead to healthier, more energy-efficient homes for community housing residents

A major energy-efficiency retrofit project in Toronto has delivered better indoor air quality and greater comfort to 1,500 residents.  
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Retrofit building
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transportation Transportation

Tourist hub in Rockies rolls out Canada’s first all-hybrid bus fleet

To reduce its GHG impacts, the Town of Banff replaced its diesel transit buses with hybrid biodiesel-electric models, becoming the first municipality in Canada to run an all-hybrid fleet. 
Fleet management
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water Water

Deep lake water revolutionizes cooling and improves water quality for residents

The City of Toronto, ON, paired its water utility infrastructure with Enwave’s deep lake water cooling system to cool the city’s downtown and provide residents with cleaner drinking water.
Wastewater management
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