Explore the story of redeveloping Ottawa’s riverside paper mill lands into a green community
If one element of the day is worth the conference price of admission alone, it’s our keynote speaker, Jonathan Westeinde, co-founder of Windmill Development Group, which is a group of green community visionaries currently transforming portions of our nation’s capital into vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods
he past, present and the future of Canadian brownfields are the focus of our collaboration with the Canadian Brownfields Network to bring the top remediation conference of 2015 to downtown Toronto on June 17.
This one-day conference will reflect on the last two decades of urban brownfield redevelopment in Canada, examining some of the country’s best remediation projects, and some where hiccups prevented further success. We’ve named the conference Brownfields Redevelopment: Past Successes, Future Plans, and we’re hosting it at the downtown Toronto Doubletree Hilton hotel.
Once Ryerson University’s director of urban and regional planning, Dr. Christopher De Sousa, helps us understand where we’ve already been in the world of brownfields, our conference leaders will start to explore where we’re at now, and where we’re planning to be. Our special environmental panel, comprised of environment ministry officials from across Canada, will discuss the innovations that are happening all around us.
If one element of the day is worth the conference price of admission alone, it’s our keynote speaker, Jonathan Westeinde, co-
founder of Windmill Development Group, which is a group of green community visionaries currently transforming portions of our nation’s capital into vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods. On June 17, Westeinde will take us through his ongoing billion-dollar Zibi riverside project to redevelop Ottawa-Gattineau’s former Domtar paper mill properties into one of the greenest spots on the globe. The story behind Windmill’s vision for the 37-acre property, as seen in the graphic above, is a showcase not to be missed.
We all know the complexities of navigating brownfields regulation, but we’ve assembled two of the best in well-known environmental lawyer John Georgakopoulos, of Willms & Shier, and Rebekah Blok from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Finally, in addition to learning about updates from the Green Municipal Fund, we will hear from some of the winners of the annual CUI Brownie Awards, who will take us through their proud journeys to remediate some tricky contaminated sites across Canada.
GRAPHIC: Windmill Development Group
We hope to see you there on Wednesday, June 17, as an opportunity to learn and network with those most in the know when it comes to Canadian Brownfields. Until then….
If you are interested in attending Brownfields Redevelopment: Past Successes, Future Plans, please click here.