The Toronto Arts and Business Award

Celebrating the important contributions that Toronto businesses make to the arts

A photo of the recipients of the 2018 Arts and Business Award


About: The Toronto Arts Foundation Toronto Arts and Business Award celebrates businesses that make important contributions to the arts in Toronto through innovative and transformative partnerships. Established in 2006, this award is presented in partnership with Toronto Arts Foundation, Business/Arts and The Toronto Star. There is no cash prize associated with this award. The Toronto Arts and Business Award is presented every year at the Toronto Arts Awards Lunch.

How to Apply: External nominations are not accepted for the Toronto Arts and Business Award. Recipients are chosen by an award committee.

Selection Procedure: An award committee composed of up to 6 recognized business and arts professionals is responsible for nominating the candidates and selecting the award winners. Toronto Arts Foundation is not seeking unsolicited nominations for this award.

Contact Info: For questions, please contact Jaclyn Rodrigues at jaclyn[at]torontoarts[dot]org.

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Go to Recipients to view bios of past Toronto Arts and Business Award recipients, dating back to 2006.

2022: Meridian Credit Union
2021: Canada Life
2020: Concord Adex
2019: The Gladstone Hotel
2018: RBC & Active Green + Ross
2017: Aviv Restaurant
2016: BridgeWater
2015: The Working Group Inc
2014: Heights Development Inc 
2013: Sun Life Financial 
2012: Daniels Corporation 
2011: TD Bank Group 
2010: BMO Financial Group 
2009: Scotiabank
2008: Tory’s LLP
2007: Robert Lowrey’s Piano Experts 
2006: CIBC Mellon