The City of Toronto has a large and varied selection of awards, celebrating the best of Toronto. From architecture to literature, eco-friendly businesses to community groups, green innovations to community initiatives. Find out how you can nominate and celebrate the people, places and events that make Toronto the great city that it is.
Living In Toronto
The 2015 Toronto Book Awards will be handed out October 15 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street). Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Finalists read at Word on the Street, September 27, 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (Harbourfront Centre) and at North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street), Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m., all events are free.
Nominations for the 2015 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards are now open. Nominations will close on Monday, May 11, 2015. Recipients will be announced in the fall, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in December.
Each year, the City recognizes the people, groups and businesses that are helping to create a greener, more sustainable Toronto.
Every other year, the City of Toronto holds Urban Design Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city builders make to the look and livability of our city.
The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting and promoting the health of Toronto's residents.
Mayor's Community Safety Awards recognize the contributions of individuals and groups that have worked to make Toronto's communities safer.
The Agnes Campbell Macphail award is given each year to a East York resident that has made contributions as a volunteer to: women's rights, fairness to seniors, criminal justice system and penal reform, international peace and disarmament, and/or access to adequate housing, healthcare and education.