Almost every Canadian municipality is home to a brownfield site. A brownfield is an abandoned, vacant, derelict or underutilized commercial, industrial or institutional property where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination or threat to public health and safety and where there is active potential for redevelopment.

Because brownfield sites are often contaminated, they tend to be undervalued and underused. Once contamination is dealt with, municipalities gain valuable land that can be used for a wide variety of activities. The cleanup of a contaminated brownfield site is called "remediation."

Find out how your community can bring these valuable properties back into productive use and increase revenues, manage environmental risk, improve public health and revitalize neighbourhoods.

Learn more

Did you find this page helpful?
Please offer suggestions that will improve the learning center for you: