Heritage Toronto Awards

Every year, the Heritage Toronto Awards showcase extraordinary contributions to the conservation and promotion of Toronto’s heritage made by individuals, groups and organizations.

Mayor’s Reception Sponsors Award Sponsor

The Event

Heritage Toronto Awards, 2016; Image: Evan Bergstra

The Heritage Toronto Awards is the leading event for Toronto’s heritage field. The event also attracts city-building professionals from fields including policymaking, media, real estate development, business, labour, academics, planning, and municipal law. You’ll have fun with colleagues and heritage buffs, network with thought leaders and innovators, and celebrate excellence with nominees and winners.

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Join us for the 43rd annual Heritage Toronto Awards on Monday, October 23, 2017 as we celebrate in high fashion at The Carlu, a tour de force of Art Moderne design and a National Historic Site, restored to its original 1930s splendour.

We are pleased to announce that regardless of the type of ticket you purchase, all attendees will have access to the full program—from the Mayor’s Reception to the end of the evening!

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Mayor’s Reception
5:30 PM
Complimentary bar service and hors d’oeuvres

Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM

Guests will be seated at round tables as we announce winners in five categories–Community Heritage, Public History, Historical Writing: Short Publication, Historical Writing: Book, and William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship.

A Special Achievement Award and, for the first time, a Volunteer Service Award will also be presented.

Closing Reception
8:30 PM
Cash bar

The Heritage Toronto Awards showcase extraordinary contributions to the conservation and promotion of Toronto’s heritage, honouring individuals, groups and organizations for their efforts.

The Awards event is a celebration of Toronto’s heritage fields as well as a key networking and engagement opportunity for Toronto’s city-building community. It is Heritage Toronto’s flagship event, raising funds in support of our public programming.

To thank our members for their support, we offer a member-discounted ticket to the Heritage Toronto Awards. Please consider becoming a member today; learn more about our membership program.

The Nominees

Awards are presented in five categories. Learn about the 60 nominees for the 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards:  

In addition to the above categories, the Heritage Toronto Board may recommend a Special Achievement Award recipient and, for the first time in 2017, a Heritage Toronto Volunteer Service Award recipient.

This year, the Heritage Toronto Awards will highlight nominated work with programming that will features nominees and their projects.

Kilbourn Lecture

Dr. Steven High speaks on our industrial heritage, 2016; Image: Evan Bergstra

After 20 years of motivating and thought-provoking presentations, we have decided to take a new look at the Kilbourn Lecture. Over the next year, Heritage Toronto will conduct a study into the feasibility and viability of a stand-alone lecture program to better serve our community.

We continue to be inspired by William Kilbourn’s legacy as an academic, politician, and champion of the arts and humanities who personified the richness of life in Toronto.




Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Mayor’s Reception Sponsors Award Sponsor
Media Sponsors
Companion Sponsors
For a trip down memory lane, visit the 2016 HERITAGE TORONTO AWARD WINNERS & EVENT page.