On September 12, 2008, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) announced the 2008
winners of the Excellence in Planning award, as well as the first-ever Healthy Communities
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Regions of York, Halton, Peel and Durham
and the cities of Toronto and Hamilton, won for the Smart Commute Initiative.
The Excellence in Planning Award recognizes innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem
solving, and communications in four categories: urban and community design; planning studies or
reports; research/new directions; and public education. This years winners were chosen from
approximately 30 entries.