Ontario Approach To Brownfield Redevelopment Gets National Award



    Tops Policy And Program Development Category

    TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government's coordinated approach
to brownfield redevelopment in Ontario won a Brownie Award at the eighth
annual Canadian Brownfield Conference held October 18-19 at the Palais des
congrès in Montreal.
    "This is a timely award for Ontario," said John Gerretsen, Minister of
Municipal Affairs and Housing. "It recognizes our government's commitment to
support both industry and municipalities in our joint effort to put more
brownfields back into productive use."
    The inter-ministry approach to encourage brownfield redevelopment
includes:

    
    -   the creation of an advisory group representing all stakeholders

    -   streamlining business processes

    -   building awareness through training and information

    -   the passage of new legislation and policy to address barriers to
        remediation

    -   fostering trust across sectors.
    

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing received the award in the
Policy and Program Development category, and accepted it on behalf of all the
Ontario ministries involved in brownfield initiatives.
    Minister Gerretsen was also conferred a special Brownie Award at the same
event for his leadership in making brownfield redevelopment a central part of
the government's planning reform agenda.

    
    Disponible en français

                              www.mah.gov.on.ca
                           ontario.ca/brownfields
    





For further information:

For further information: Patti Munce, Minister's Office, (416) 585-6333

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