Canadian Institute of Planners

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Canadian Institute of Planners
Canadian Institute of Planners Logo.gif
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario
Region served
Official language
English, French

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is a professional organization in Canada for those involved in land use planning. The Institute has over 7,000 members from across Canada.

Founded in 1919, its primary aim is "the advancement of responsible planning throughout Canada".

Membership includes a number of services including:

  • a quarterly magazine entitled 'Plan Canada'
  • annual awards for planning excellence
  • annual national conference
  • online information and services.

Great Places in Canada[edit]

Since 2001, CIP has published an annual list of the best "places" in Canada in three categories, streets, neighbourhoods, and public spaces.

2011 [1][edit]

Great Streets
  1. Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC
  2. Ottawa Street (Textille District), Hamilton, ON
  3. Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Great Neighbourhoods
  1. Petit Champlain, Quebec, QC
  2. The Hydrostone, Halifax, NS
  3. Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose First Nation), Lantzville, BC
Great Public Spaces
  1. The Forks, Winnipeg, MB
  2. Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON
  3. Pippy Park, St. John's, NL

2012 [2][edit]

Great Streets
Great Neighbourhoods
Great Public Spaces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Winners". Canadian Institute of Planners. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Announcing the Winners of Great Places in Canada!". CIP. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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