Torontoist Wins Award of Excellence at Heritage Toronto Awards
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Torontoist Wins Award of Excellence at Heritage Toronto Awards

The event celebrates books, media, architecture, and community heritage projects that highlight Toronto's history.

Image courtesy of Heritage Toronto.

Image courtesy of Heritage Toronto.

At last night’s Heritage Toronto Awards, Torontoist scooped up one Award of Excellence and one honourable mention.

David Wencer’s Historicist instalment about a 19th-century glue factory won the Award of Excellence in the Short Publication category.

Erica Lenti and Samira Mohyeddin received an honourable mention for their piece on Pride’s political history.

Three other Torontoist writers were nominated in the Short Publication category: Will Sloan, for his oral history of TIFF, Jamie Bradburn, for his Historicist article “Sip n’ Sex—Paul Godfrey’s Origin Story,” and Kevin Plummer for his Historicist piece on the Credit Village.

The annual event celebrates “outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage by professionals and volunteers.”

Held at the Isabel Bader Theatre, it was sold out this year.

Other award categories include book, media, community heritage, and architecture.

The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood, edited by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg, and Tatum Taylor, won an Award of Excellence in the Book category.

In the media category, the documentary Finn with an Oyster: The Story Behind Toronto’s New City Hall won the Award of Excellence.

Carolyn King, former chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, won the Heritage Toronto Special Achievement Award.

A full list of winners is available here.