Awards Program

TOAF celebrates all of our artists and you, our generous supporters, community partners and collaborators at the annual Awards Ceremony. 

Top Awards

Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair - by The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation

Mayor’s Purchase Award - Value of artwork by City of Toronto. This award brings the winners’ artwork into the City of Toronto’s significant art collection

Best of Student Award -  Marie Collins Memorial Award and Artscape Award - Includes: A residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, exhibition at Artscape Youngplace

Most Innovative Use of Material Award - by Lonsdale Gallery


Best of Painting Award - by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker

Honourable Mention - Painting - Gift Certificate & Gift Bag by Above Ground Art Supplies


Best of Photography and Digital Media Award - by Friends of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Craft & Design

Best of Craft & Design Award - by Extrudex Aluminum

Best of Jewellery Award - by Harry Enchin & Susan Friedrich

Ceramics Excellence Award - by Tucker's Pottery Supplies

2D Works

Best of 2D Works Award - by Brett Ledger & Patricia Olasker

Honourable Mention - 2D Works - Digital Gift Card by Gwartzman's Art Supplies

Best of Paper Award - Gift Certificate by The Japanese Paper Place

3D Works

Best of 3D Works Award - Al Green in Memoriam


The Power Plant Emerging Artist Award - One-year Artist membership,  TPP publications and the opportunity to propose a limited edition that The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery would pay to produce, then sell exclusively. 

The Artscape Emerging Artist Award - One-year membership to Artscape Daniels Launchpad (Value $1,800)

Student Purchase Award - Value of Artwork by House of IDEA

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Awards Program is unprecedented and unique in North America. The vision behind our awards is to create opportunities for artists to advance their careers, provide public recognition and make a significant financial contribution to their practices. 

2019 Award Winners at the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Awards Ceremony