London’s own Woodfield neighbourhood may become named one of the best places in Canada.
With more than 1,700 votes received, the area is competing with the likes of Parkdale in Toronto and Ottawa’s Old South in this year’s Great Places in Canada contest.
This competition is being sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) as a way to recognize the work of professional planners. But, anyone can vote for or nominate a new location.
Entries fall into three categories: Great street, neighbourhood and public space.
Woodfield isn’t the only London location on its way to greatness; Komoka Provincial Park is in the running to become Canada’s great public space.
Nominations can be made until Jan. 31 and voting takes place until Feb. 29 at www.GreatPlacesInCanada.com. Judges will decide on the semi-finalists early April and announce the winners at the end of April.
Great Places in Canada on Facebook and @GreatPlacesCA on Twitter will provide regular updates on the contest.
This year’s sponsors of Great Places in Canada are Via Rail, the Canadian Urban Institute, up! Magazine and Roots.