The Forks has been dubbed one of 2011’s Great Places in Canada by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Over 75,000 votes were received and The Forks won First Place in the ‘Great Public Spaces’ category. Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto and Pippy Park in St. Johns followed.
Mayor Sam Katz notes that “The Forks is a great public space, and winning first place is a feather in our cap. It confers bragging rights, and believe me, I let other mayors and everyone else I meet know of our success.”
Nominations for 2012 can be made until January 31, 2012 and voting takes place until February 29, 2012. Let’s hope to see more Winnipeg places on the list! [GREAT PLACES 2011]