Kitchener’s Great Places Awards for 2023 are coming later this year, and now is your chance to have your say! The Great Places Awards honour outstanding development projects in Kitchener that show a commitment to design excellence and innovation in urban design, sustainability and heritage conservation and contribute to a built environment that enhances our quality of life.

Our people’s choice category is open for voting now! Visit to let us know which new great places are your favourite. There are 15 projects that you can vote for that range from mixed-use development to pedestrian streets.  Check out for more information about each project and to vote.  If you haven’t visited these projects yet, you may want to use the list of projects to explore Kitchener – then vote!

The other categories for the Great Places Awards include:

  • Future Design Leaders
  • Master Planning
  • Mike and Pat Wagner Heritage Awards
  • Neighbourhood Design
  • Placemaking
  • Schmalz Award for Design Leadership
  • Sustainable Kitchener
  • Urban Design Awards

Find out more about these categories and past winners by visiting Subscribing to this page will keep you up to date on the Great Places Awards event later this year and when you can nominate projects in future program years.