Celebrating history at the 2013 Heritage Toronto Awards.
Every weekend for the past five years, Torontoist has published a feature about local history. We’ve looked at murders, mayors, and cartoonists, the role of whale meat in the World War I economy, and the role of corsets in the evolution of women’s rights. The archive is nearing 300 articles, and we’re still going strong: for all that this is a relatively young city, still learning how to celebrate its own history, we’ll never run out of stories worth telling.
So we’re very excited that last night, at the 2013 Heritage Toronto Awards, Historicist swept the newly created short publication category, picking up an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit—one each for writers Jamie Bradburn, who wrote about the founding of the Toronto Sun, and David Wencer, who explored the annexation of North Toronto. (Historicist is also written by Kevin Plummer. He wasn’t eligible for the awards—and of course wasn’t involved in judging—because he’s currently on the Heritage Toronto board.) You can read the winning instalments, along with the rest of our archive, on our dedicated Historicist page.
The 39th annual awards celebrated work in many forms: books, videos, community groups, and architectural projects. Check out all the nominees right here. Big congrats to all the winners, and many thanks to you, for reading.