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The Barbara Hamilton Award

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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
1997 – George Luscombe
1998 – John Neville
1999 – Douglas Campbell
2000 – Mervyn Blake
2001 – Charmion King
2002 – Maureen Forrester
2003 – Eric Peterson
2004 – William Hutt
2005 – Martha Burns
2006 – Albert Schultz
2007 – Karen Kain
2008 – Fiona Reid
2009 – Colin Mochrie
2010 – R.H.Thomson
2011 – David Ferry
2012 – Richard Rose
2013 –
2014 – David S. Craig
2015 –
2016 – George Curtiss Randolph
2017 – Christopher Newton