April 14, 2009
by Canadian Architect
The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions – by professionals and volunteers – in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage landmarks. Heritage Toronto invites the public to nominate significant 2008 projects they think should be celebrated.
This year, nominations will be accepted in the following four categories:
* William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship – for excellence in the restoration or adaptive reuse of a building 40 years old or older. Projects of all sizes will be considered; from the restoration of the façade or front porch on a house to a major renovation of a commercial building.
* Book – for a non-fiction book about Toronto’s archaeological, built, cultural and/or natural heritage and history, published in 2008.
* Media – for a non-fiction production about Toronto’s archaeological, built, cultural and/or natural heritage and history. Projects such as films, websites, maps, newsletters and exhibits are eligible in this category.
* Community Heritage Award – a cash prize awarded to one volunteer-based organization in each of the four Community Council areas for a significant activity that promotes or protects heritage within the Community Council area.
For details about eligibility standards and what should be included in nomination submissions, please see the nomination forms on the Heritage Toronto website www.heritagetoronto.org. The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 1, 2009.
The 35th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards will be presented in October 2009, in conjunction with the William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture.