Truro area residents put their voting power to work again, earning the Civic Square a People’s Choice Award in the ‘Great Places in Canada’ contest.
The Civic Square was one of 11 nominees in the ‘Great Public Space’ category, which allowed people to vote for their favourite nominee from Oct. 11-27.
“It’s something we can be proud of,” said Jason Fox, director of planning and development for the town. “It’s recognition for the community on a national scale.
“The Civic Square has certainly changed the air downtown. There a positive vibe with a lot of things going on.”
This is the first time Truro has been nominated in the ‘Great Places in Canada’ contest, which is a program of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Town Centre Park, in Coquitlam, BC, was the overall winner in the public space category.
The Spring Garden Road/Schmidtville area of Halifax was the second Nova Scotia winner, being named great neighbourhood, as well as being the People’s Choice in the neighbourhood category.
First Avenue, in Ladysmith, BC, was the winner in the street category, while
Main Street, in Smithers, BC, won the People’s Choice Award in that group.
For information on all of the winners visit http://greatplacesincanada.ca/2017-winners/