There was much to celebrate in the heritage sector as the following winners of the 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards were recently announced.
Members’ Choice Award – The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society for preserving and promoting the social, cultural, and architectural history of Toronto’s east-end.
Community Heritage Award – Ireland Park Foundation for theatre exchanges, lectures, concerts and poetry walks. commemorating the history of Irish peoples in Canada.
Public History Award – The Chinese Canadian Archive for its work documenting Chinese Canadian history in the GTA from 1878.
Historical Writing: Short Publications Award – Massey Hall – Shine a Light, a pamphlet exploring the history of the music venue’s first 100 years.
Historical Writing: Book – The Many Rooms of This House: Diversity in Toronto’s Places of Worship Since 1840, telling how the growing wealth of the city led to competitive congregations and larger,
more ornate places of worship.
Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Awards – The Keg Mansion for its restoration of the building’s stained-glass laylight in this former Massey family home.
The Heritage Toronto Board also presented a Special Achievement Award to Toronto Public Library for its continuing investment in landmark architecture and a Volunteer Service Award went to Jason Lee for his service as a dedicated tour leader and advocate for the Korean-Canadian community.