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Nominees for the Heritage Toronto Awards Announced

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Heritage Toronto has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards. The awards "celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto's history and heritage landmarks." The winners will be announced on October 13th.

Heritage Toronto is also hosting "The Great Toronto Roast" to celebrate Toronto's 175th year. Special guests will include former Mayor David Crombie, actor and director Albert Schultz, dub poet d'bi.young and more. Tickets are now available. See the Heritage Toronto website for details.

Nominees for the 2008 Heritage Toronto Awards – Book Category

  • For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture (Dundurn Press), editors Joan Grierson and the For the Record Committee
  • HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets (Coach House Books), editors Wayne Reeves and Christina Palassio
  • Historical Atlas of Toronto (Douglas + McIntyre Ltd.), by Derek Hayes
  • Rare Plants of the Endangered High Park Black Oak Savannah (High Park Volunteer Stewardship Program) by Janet Schmidt, Sharon Lovett and Lisa Kemp
  • Toronto: A Short Illustrated History of the First 12,000 Years (James Lorimer & Company), editor Ronald F. Williamson
  • Toronto's Distillery District: History by the Lake (The Distillery Historic District), by Sally Gibson
  • Toronto: The Way We Were (Dundurn Press), by Mike Filey
  • Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been (Dundurn Press), by Mark Osbaldeston

For a full list of nominees in all four categories and for more details, please visit the Heritage Toronto website.

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