Garrison leading the pack in Great Places contest

Active online voting for Garrison Crossing has put the planned neighbourhood at the top of the heap in the Great Places in Canada contest.

Active online voting for Garrison Crossing has put the planned neighbourhood at the top of the heap in the Great Places in Canada contest.

The award-winning mixed housing development on the former CFB Chilliwack site had earned more than 4,500 votes by press time.

No other neighbourhood the country has attracted this incredible upsurge of online voting. The next highest was for Dauphin, Manitoba with 807 votes.

The competition for the best streets, places and neighbourhoods in the country was launched by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

As first reported by the Progress on Feb. 11, Garrison Crossing was nominated for the title by Garrison resident Darlene Goetz, who said, “It definitely is worthy of being called the Greatest Place in Canada.”

The nomination of Garrison Crossing was both professionally rewarding and  flattering for Randy Fasan, director of planning and land development for Canada Lands Company, who calls the multi-phased project his “life’s work.”

“Garrison is a feel-good place,” he told The Progress. “And that is precisely what we set out to do, create the most livable and enjoyable community we could build.”

Nominations and voting will close March 25. A panel of judges will then select finalists in late April, and winners will be announced in May.

Each winning location will receive a plaque, presented to the local mayor. To vote go to www.cip-icu.ca/greatplaces/en/

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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