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Heritage Toronto announces 2015 book award nominees

Toronto (Allan Levine)The nominees for this year’s Heritage Toronto Book Awards, part of Heritage Toronto’s annual awards recognizing individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to preserving the city’s identity and heritage, have been revealed.

The nominees are as follows:

  • Michael A. Amos, Both Sides of the Fence: Surviving the Trap (Famos Books)
  • Jennifer L. Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press)
  • Bob Bossin, Davy the Punk (The Porcupine’s Quill)
  • Cabbagetown People Program Team, Adversity, Resilience, Prosperity: The Odyssey of a Canadian Inner City Neighbourhood Cabbagetown 1941—2011 (Cabbagetown Preservation Association)
  • Arlene Chan, The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century (James Lorimer and Co.)
  • Michael Glassman, Views of the CN Tower (Radius Press Edtitions)
  • John Goddard, Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects (Dundurn Press)
  • Francesca Grosso, The History of Sunnybrook Hospital: Battle to Greatness (Dundurn)
  • Jordan St. John, Lost Breweries of Toronto (The History Press)
  • Allan Levine, Toronto: Biography of a City (Douglas & McIntyre)
  • Elizabeth Gillan Muir, Riverdale: East of the Don (Dundurn)

The winner will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Mary Ito from CBC’s Fresh Air at the Royal Conservatory of Music on Oct. 13.