Article Posted Tuesday September 15, 2020


ION wins 2020 Sustainable Communities Award

The Region of Waterloo is pleased to announce it has been selected as a winner of a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in Transportation for ION light rail. The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada.

The Region’s submission ‘Growing Up: The story of ION light rail in Waterloo Region’ showcases the positive impact that light rail has on the community.

“The Region is proud and honoured to have been selected as the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Regional Chair, Karen Redman. “ION truly has been a transformative project for our region. It has shaped the community and the positive impacts will be seen and felt for generations to come.”

The Region of Waterloo is one of just 11 municipalities from across the country chosen by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for outstanding efforts in one of nine categories: asset management, brownfields, climate change, energy, neighbourhoods, transportation, waste, water and a new category in honour of the Green Municipal Fund’s 20th anniversary.

Winners will each deliver a live, TED-talk-style presentation on their projects at FCM’s virtual Sustainable Communities Conference – held on October 20 to 22, 2020. Recipients in each category are also eligible for the Inspire Award, given to the most creative and innovative project.

The Sustainable Communities Awards is an initiative of FCM’s Green Municipal Fund, a $1 billion program, delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.


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