City Wins Award for Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation Project 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Visocchi 
Phone: 519-759-4222 

Brantford, ON – Canadian Brownfields Network has awarded the City of Brantford the 2016 Brownie Award for the Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation Project in the Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation category. The Brownie Awards acknowledge excellence in the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields sites across Canada.

With more than 30 nominations and a total of 10 awards presented, the Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation Project was selected among a number of builders, innovators and visionaries in brownfield rehabilitation projects across Canada.

“The City of Brantford is proud to receive this award for our brownfield remediation project,” says Nicole Wilmot, Manager of Policy Planning, City of Brantford. “We are honoured that our work is being profiled and acknowledged by industry experts.”

Recognized for technological innovation, the Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation Project used a sub-surface soil-blending tool, the Lang Tool, to remediate the contaminated soil. While the Lang Tool is used throughout the United States, its first application in Canada was at Brantford’s Sydenham Pearl Brownfield site. This innovative method demonstrated leadership in advancing techniques used in environmental soil remediation in the Canadian marketplace.

This is the third Brownie Award for the City of Brantford. The City also won the award in 2014 for the Greenwich Mohawk In-situ Steam Enhance Remediation in the category of Sustainable Remediation Technologies and Technological Innovation. In 2003, the City won in the category of Sustainability in Community Building for the Greenwich Mohawk Streets Brownfield Sites Remediation Study.


Media Contacts:

Maria Visocchi, Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Brantford
Office: 519.759.4222. ext. 5754 | Cell: 519.732.9305

Heather Carvalho, Communications Specialist,
Corporate Communications, City of Brantford
Office: 519.759.4222 ext. 5533 | Cell: 226.387.4268