PJ Marshall

The Peter J. Marshall Municipal Innovation Award honours one of Ontario’s youngest and most innovative Municipal Finance Commissioners. It recognizes those municipal governments PJ Marshall logodemonstrating excellence in the use of innovative approaches to improve capital and/or operating efficiency and to generate effectiveness through alternative service delivery initiatives and partnerships.

The Award’s objective is to showcase instances where Ontario municipalities have implemented and can point to tangible outcomes from new, more cost effective ways of providing public services and facilities. By awarding and profiling innovation, we continue to advance creativity and strong municipal government.

 

We are now accepting submissions for the 2023 PJ Marshall Award. The deadline to submit is May 26, 2023.

2023 Peter J. Marshall Awards: Application

 

CONTACT
Victoria van Veen
vvanveen@amo.on.ca
T 416.971.9856 x315

2022 Award Recipients

Prince Edward County Receives Municipal Innovation Award for Innovative Approach to Rural Housing Development. Ottawa, Ontario, August 16, 2022 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to Prince Edward County for supporting the expansion of housing developments by working with developers to fund major water and wastewater infrastructure projects during their pre-design phases.

Durham Region Receives Municipal Innovation Award for On Demand Transit Service. Ottawa, Ontario, August 16, 2022 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to Durham Region for its On Demand transit service. Durham’s On Demand transit system ensures that all residents have access to public transit, regardless of where they live in the region.

York Region Receives Municipal Innovation Award for Record-Setting Sewage System Project. Ottawa, Ontario, August 16, 2022 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to The Regional Municipality of York for its York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project. The project broke records for the use of innovative microtunneling technology, which reduced disruption to the public and environment.

2020 Award Recipients

City of Markham Receives Innovation Award for Community Hub Partnerships
City of Markham Receives Innovation Award for Community Hub Partnerships

Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2020 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to the City of Markham for its Community Hub Partnership project. The Plaque Award was presented at the 2020 AMO Conference, which was held online this year
 


 

 


York Region's YorkTrax Program
York Region Receives Innovation Award for Online Development Approval System
Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2020 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented a Certificate of Merit to The Regional Municipality of York for its innovative online approach to reviewing and approving development applications, called YorkTrax. The certificate was presented at the 2020 AMO Conference, held online.


 


South Frontenac Receives Innovation Award for Private Lane Upgrades
Township of South Frontenac Receives Innovation Award for Private Lane Upgrades

Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2020 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented a Certificate of Merit to the Township of South Frontenac for its innovative approach to helping residents upgrade private lanes to improve access. The certificate was presented at the 2020 AMO Conference, held online.


 

2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to 2019 PJ Marshall award winner @cityofmarkham for innovation in ensuring that used clothing benefits local charities, rather than ending up in landfill. Saves money, helps the community and the planet.
 
Municipality of Grey Highlands Receives Innovation Award for Customized Online Service App

Toronto, Ontario, August 22, 2019 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to the Municipality of Grey Highlands for developing an innovative mobile app to improve customer service and community engagement.

The project demonstrated many of the P.J. Marshall Award’s criteria: innovation, tangible benefits to the community, improved efficiency, and the ability for other municipal governments to use the project’s concept.
Congratulations to 2019 PJ Marshall award winner @cityofmarkham for innovation in ensuring that used clothing benefits local charities, rather than ending up in landfill. Saves money, helps the community and the planet.
 
City of Markham Receives Innovation Award for Diverting Textile from Landfill

Toronto, Ontario, August 22, 2019 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to the City of Markham for its innovative approach to recycling textiles and managing unregulated used clothing bins.

The jury was impressed at how Markham helped to tackle growing waste while also ensuring the community benefited directly from recycling through charitable community partnerships.
The PJ Marshall Award recognized @YorkRegionGovt for is innovative remote testimony project. Video streaming police testimony for provincial offenses improves outcomes, saves time and money York Region Receives Innovation Award for Remote Testimony Project

Toronto, Ontario, August 22, 2019 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to York Region for an innovative approach that uses remote video technology to make policing more efficient and effective.

The remote testimony project is a great example of providing a more cost efficient and better customer experience.

2018 Award Recipients

Town of Innisfil Receives Innovation Award for New Approach to Transit
Ottawa, Ontario, August 21, 2018 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to the Town of Innisfil for its innovative transit solution.

City of Vaughan Receives Innovation Award for New Approach to Service Contracts
Ottawa, Ontario, August 21, 2018 – The Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award Jury presented its highest award to the City of Vaughan for its innovation in its traditional procurement and service contract approach.
 

2017 Award Recipients

City of Cambridge Receives Innovation Award for New Approach to Sewer Maintenance
Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2017 – The Honourable Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Lynn Dollin, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), presented a Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award to the City of Cambridge for its innovative use of “ice pigging” in sewer maintenance.

City of Waterloo’s Sports App “PickUp Hub” Receives Innovation Award
Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2017 – The Honourable Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Lynn Dollin, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), presented a Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award to the City of Cambridge for its innovative use of “ice pigging” in sewer maintenance.