The award was presented at a gala in Montreal on December 1.
Lorinc won the prize for his book Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias (Coach House Books).
The 2021 appointees to the Order of Ontario were invested into the order at a ceremony in Toronto on November 21.
The $30,000 award was presented in Toronto on November 16.
The winners were announced November 14 in Montreal.
This year, in addition to the five returning categories, submissions are being welcomed for a new prize, the Sustainability Initiative Award.