About the Award

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.