Awards & Kilbourn Lecture – October 17, 2016



2016 Nominees

The  Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage by professionals and volunteers.

This year’s Heritage Toronto Awards and Kilbourn Lecture will take place on Monday, October 17, 2016, at Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College. The vibrant Mary Ito will return as host of the program. Tickets are on sale now! Ticketing services are provided by RCMTickets.

Congratulations to this year’s nominees. For descriptions of the nominated projects, please select the category below.

Architecture Book
Short Pub Media

Community Heritage


Special Achievement Award Recipient

The award, presented by the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, provides special recognition to those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the preservation and education of Toronto’s heritage. Stay tuned for details about the 2016 Special Achievement Award recipient.

20th Kilbourn Lecture

steven high portraitWe are delighted to announce that the 20th Kilbourn Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Steven High, Professor of History at Concordia University and a founding member of the school’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. Dr. High’s lecture, “The Deindustrialization of our Sense: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Intangible Heritage” will address the impact of deindustrialization on the urban heritage experience.

Purchase your tickets for the Heritage Toronto Awards & Kilbourn Lecture before its too late!

Ticket information

Tickets for the 2016 Heritage Toronto Awards and Kilbourn Lecture are on sale now! Ticketing services are provided by RCM Tickets.

Mayor’s Reception

Alumni Hall, Victoria College, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent, Unit 106

Tickets for this exclusive pre-event cocktail reception include admission to the General Program & Awards Reception, and a $50.00 charitable tax receipt will be issued.

Group (5 of more tickets) ……………. $115.00
Individual …………………………. $125.00

General Program & Awards Reception
7:30 PM

Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College
93 Charles Street West

General Admission …………………… $35.00
Heritage Toronto Member ……………… $25.00
Student ……………………………. $20.00

The Awards Reception will include interactive programming and a silent auction. All proceeds support Heritage Toronto’s programming.

Purchase your tickets at or by calling the RCM Box Office at 416-408-2824.

About the Heritage Toronto Awards & Kilbourn Lecture


Heritage Toronto Awards
The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrates 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.

Kilbourn Lecture
The Kilbourn 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, Robert Fulford, Ursula Franklin, Peter Oundjian, Cameron Bailey, Chief Bryan Laforme and Gail Dexter Lord.



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