2014 Heritage Toronto Awards

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The 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture was held on the evening of Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Royal Conservatory of Music — 273 Bloor Street West. This year’s William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture was given by Jack Diamond and the host of the evening was Garvia Bailey.



Click here to read more about Jack and to see the video of his lecture.

The William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture was delivered by Jack Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, an internationally renowned firm that has contributed much to this city. An Officer of the Order of Canada noted for his efforts to preserve and improve urban environments, Mr. Diamond provided an assessment of the past 40 years of city building in his lecture “Toronto 1974-2014: A Challenge from the Field” (click to watch the video of his lecture).

Jack Diamond has practiced architecture since 1968 and is recognized for his astute interpretation of site and context across a wide range of award-winning building types, from civic and residential to performing arts and academic projects. Previous work includes the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Southbrook Winery in Niagara, Ontario and the Life Sciences Complex at McGill University in Montreal.Current project include the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia and a private residence in Switzerland.

He is a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medalist and an Honourary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Click here for more about Garvia.

Garvia Bailey is a morning show host and was previously the Senior Arts Editor at JazzFM91. Previously, she spent 11 years as a writer, broadcaster and arts journalist for CBC TV and Radio. Throughout her career in broadcasting she has turned the spotlight on emerging talent from across the greater Toronto area and has interviewed many celebrated international artists as well.


The Nominees’ Reception at 6:00 PM celebrates the achievements of the 2014 Heritage Toronto Awards nominees and includes complimentary bar service and hors d’oeuvres. Ticket purchasers will also receive entry to the 7:30 PM Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture, to an informal closing reception following the program, and a $50.00 tax receipt (all proceeds support Heritage Toronto). Tickets: $110.00

The General Program at 7:30 PM is a premier cultural event combines the annual William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture with an awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding contributions to the promotion and conservation of our city’s heritage. Ticket purchasers also receive entry to the informal closing reception following the program.

Tickets: $15.00 – $30.00 (click here to buy tickets)

General Admission……………………….$30.00
Member Admission……………………….$15.00
(members will receive their discount code mid-September)

Student Admission……………………….$15.00
Group Discount (5 or more)………….$25.00

Closing Reception
An informal reception for all in attendance, which includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Time: Nominees’ Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West, just west of the Royal Ontario MuseumEnter off Bloor Street, through the modern glass and stone ‘Box Office’ entrance on the west side of the building.
TTC Access: The Royal Conservatory is located between the St. George Subway Station (Bedford Road exit) and the Museum Subway Station
Parking: A ‘Green P’ city parking lot is located on Bedford Road just north of Bloor Street




Heritage Toronto Awards
Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture evening is an important event on Toronto’s cultural calendar. It’s our chance to celebrate outstanding city builders – individuals, corporations, and community groups – who have woven our shared heritage into the fabric of their work with exceptional results.

Awards categories recognize the best in new books, short publications, architecture and craftsmanship, media, and community heritage volunteer efforts.

William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture
The William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture is named for William Kilbourn, an academic, writer, politician, mentor and champion of the arts and humanities who personified the richness of life in Toronto. In his memory, a speaker is chosen each year who will reflect his passion and dedication to our city. Previous speakers have included: David Crombie, Adrienne Clarkson, David Mirvish, John Fulford, Ursula Franklin, Peter Oundjian, Cameron Bailey, Chief Bryan Laforme and Gail Dexter Lord.






The Heritage Toronto Awards recognize individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, for exceptional contributions in five categories: Community Heritage, Media, Book, Short Publication and Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship.

Click here to see the nominees and winners for the Community Heritage category

This award recognizes volunteer community-based organizations in each of the four Community Council areas as defined by Toronto City Council. Organizations must be currently active, and have either initiated or completed a significant activity that promotes, protects or preserves cultural or natural heritage in its specific Community Council area or across the wider city of Toronto. This is a cash award and no organization is eligible to receive it more than once every five years.

Baby Point Heritage Foundation

Harbord Village Residents’ Association Winner Banner

Lawrence Park Heritage Committee

Ontario Black History Society

The Riverdale Historical Society

Scarborough Historical Society

La Société d’histoire de Toronto Winner Banner

Village of Islington Business Improvement Area Winner Banner


Click here to see the nominees and winners for the Media category

This category salutes projects such as films, videos, websites, and mobile digital applications that educate the public about aspects of Toronto’s archaeological, built, cultural and natural heritage and history.

Historical Maps of Toronto Winner Banner

Leaside Then and Now

Riverdale Historical Society

The Toronto Park Lot Project Winner Banner


Click here to see the nominees and winners for the Book category


Click here to see the nominees and winners for the Short Publication category


Click here to see the nominees and winners for the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category

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