Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money: finalists receive $1,000 and the winning author is awarded $10,000.

The 2019 Toronto Book Awards will be handed out in October at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. Toronto Book Awards produces a full day of programming at Word on the Street (Harbourfront Centre) in September, in addition to a special Toronto Public Library reading, yet to be announced.

For a list of past winners see Toronto Book Garden.

2019 Toronto Book Awards

Honouring authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto.

2019 Submission Information & Eligibility

Important dates and qualification information to be considered for a Toronto Book Award.

Toronto Book Garden

A garden that features the names of winning authors and book titles engraved in paving stones.