City Divisions won numerous awards in 2022. Learn more about their achievements.

Division: Accounting Services

Recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for going beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles, as set by the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to prepare annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.

Division: Environment and Climate

On May 2, 2022, the City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy won the Environment, Climate and Energy Award at the 9th Annual American Planning Association Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. The award honours a plan or project that addresses current and future needs related to climate change mitigation or adaptation, energy or water efficiency, renewable or alternative energy, green jobs, air quality, green infrastructure, or other efforts related to environment, climate, and energy planning. The City’s Strategy achieved a nearly perfect score. Learn more

Division: Solid Waste Management Services

The City of Toronto won two Gold Awards – one in the Surprise Us category for the Community Environment Days campaign and the other in the Social Media & Online Strategy category for the Waste Wizard campaign. In addition, the City received a Silver Award in the Print Tool category for the 2022 Waste Management Guide and a Bronze Award was received in the Campaign, Large Municipality category for the Waste Reduction campaign.

Division: Solid Waste Management Services

Call2Recycle selected the City of Toronto to receive their 2022 Leader in Sustainability Award, in recognition of the impressive diversion of 75,492 kilograms of used batteries by Solid Waste Management Services, Transfer Station & Landfill Operations.

Division: Technology Services Division

The World Smart City Awards are held annually as part of the World Smart City Expo in Barcelona which brings together a global audience of smart city professionals, providing an unparalleled opportunity to share the City’s work with the world. The City of Toronto was recognized for its Digital Infrastructure Strategic Framework (DISF), an overarching vision for Toronto as a digitally-connected community. The DISF was approved by City Council in 2022.

Division: Purchasing & Materials Management (PMMD)

Awarded by the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) for the division’s Social Procurement program. The award recognized that the City had increased contract spending with CAMSC-certified suppliers by more than 133 per cent from the previous year. It also recognized PMMD’s work with the CAMSC board, as a representative of the public sector in Canada, to better understand the barriers of Indigenous and minority suppliers.

Division: Purchasing & Materials Management (PMMD)

The City of Toronto was the winner of Women Business Enterprise Canada’s 2022 Champion Award, which recognized the City’s commitment to supplier diversity and its advocacy in advancing social procurement through other municipalities, corporations and women-owned businesses in Canada.


Division: Finance and Treasury Services Division

For the second year in a row, the City of Toronto was awarded Social Bond of the Year – Local Authority/Municipality at the 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards. This award recognizes the City’s leadership in the green, social and sustainability bond and loan market and is for the issuance of the City’s second Social Bond.

Divisions: Finance and Treasury Services and Financial Planning

This award was presented to the City of Toronto by the Government Finance Officers Association for the 2022 Budget presentation.

Division: Seniors Services and Long-Term Care

This award was presented to Seniors Services and Long-Term Care for their work in developing Leading & Learning with Pride: A Revitalized Tool Kit on Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors.