Nominations are now being accepted for the City’s Garden Contest. Submit by July 8.

 

The City of Toronto, along with City Agencies, Boards and Advisory groups, have several award and recognition programs for individuals, community organizations and professionals to recognize outstanding contributions to the City of Toronto.

Awards trophies ready to present
A selection of awards ready for presentation

 

 

Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards

These awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations whose contribution has helped to create a more equitable city by addressing discrimination and working to eliminate barriers to equality.

Number of Awards: 5

2024 program will be posted at a later date.

Agnes Macphail Award

This legacy award is presented annually to a resident in the former borough of East York who has made outstanding contributions to their community as a volunteer.

Number of Awards: 1

Nominations for the 2024 award are now closed.

2024 Award Ceremony: March 24, 2024

Excellence in Volunteering – Long Term Care

Annual awards to recognize individuals and groups for donating their time, energy and skills to enhance the lives of residents and clients in the City’s 10 long-term care homes and community programs.

Number of Awards: 2

Nomination information will be posted in the Spring.

Key to the City

The Key to the City is bestowed by the Mayor upon distinguished persons and honoured guests of the City of Toronto.

Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

Annual recognition for exceptional leadership by young women in Toronto.

Number of Awards: 2

Nomination information to be posted shortly.

Toronto Police Service – Excellence Awards

The Toronto Police Services Board recognizes civilians, who through their extraordinary actions, saved lives and contributed to the safety of our community.

Toronto Police Services Board – Awards

Toronto Police Services Board – 55th Annual Police Excellence Awards

Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

An annual celebration of the accomplishments of those who have brought recognition to Toronto through sport.

Number of Awards: 13

Nomination information for 2024 to be posted shortly.

2023 Awards Ceremony: Spring 2024

Women4Climate Toronto

An annual mentorship and network which supports female climate leaders who are working to develop and implement innovative solutions to address the climate emergency in Toronto. Following the mentorship period, three climate-related projects will be awarded.

Number of Awards/Prizes: 3

Current Mentorship Period ends May 2024, with the pitch competition in June 2024.

Nominations for the next mentorship period open: Fall 2024

Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards

These awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations whose contribution has helped to create a more equitable city by addressing discrimination and working to eliminate barriers to equality.

Number of Awards: 5

2024 program will be posted at a later date.

Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Annual recognition of projects which contribute to community safety in Toronto.

Number of Awards: up to 10

Nominations Open: to be announced shortly.

Nominations Close: Spring 2024

Award Ceremony: June 2024

Toronto Community Champion Award

These awards recognize and acknowledge the extraordinary contributions that community organizations make to support the health and solidarity of the residents of the City of Toronto, particularly those from Black, Indigenous, and other equity deserving communities. In 2024, the award will recognize organizations known for their community collaboration.

Number of Awards: up to 25

Nominations are now closed for the 2024 awards.

Award Ceremony: May 16, 2024

Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

An annual celebration of the accomplishments of those who have brought recognition to Toronto through sport.

Number of Awards: 13

Nomination information for 2024 to be posted shortly.

2023 Awards Ceremony: Spring 2024

City’s Garden Contest

An annual celebration of Toronto’s most beautiful gardens – nominations may include your garden, a neighbour’s garden or any garden within Toronto.

Number of Awards: 5

2024 nomination details to be posted shortly.

Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

Annual recognition for exceptional leadership by young women in Toronto.

Number of Awards: 2

Nomination information to be posted shortly.

Toronto Book Awards

An annual program which honours books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto.

Submissions Open: January 2, 2024

Submissions Close: April 30, 2024

Awards Ceremony: October 2024

Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

An annual celebration of the accomplishments of those who have brought recognition to Toronto through sport.

Number of Awards: 13

Nomination information for 2024 to be posted shortly.

2023 Awards Ceremony: Spring 2024

Toronto Urban Design Awards

A biennial program celebrating those who are helping to improve communities by shaping the City’s physical environment.

Number of Award Categories: 9

The 2023 Awards were presented on September 13, 2023. The awards will next be presented in 2025.