Established in 1996 in recognition of the canon of work that was Barbara Hamilton’s career, this award is presented to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada.
The Award is administered by the City of Toronto with calls for nominations sent out from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). The award comes with a cheque for $1,000 and a scroll from the City of Toronto. The winner is announced at the press conference with the season’s Dora Award nominations.
No award was given in 2013 or 2015.
The following people have received the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award:
1996 – Don Harron