This awards program recognizes projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building industry in Southern Ontario.  Four Innovation in LEED Awards, Innovation in Sustainability Award  and Individual Awards are selected by our panel of experts. 

The awards program expands the profile and reach of the gala while simultaneously celebrating individual contributions and innovative green building design and implementation in projects that have achieved LEED certification and beyond in Southern Ontario. 

The 7 awards include: 

  • Innovation in LEED Award (New Construction/Core and Shell)
  • Innovation in LEED Award (Commercial Interiors)
  • Innovation in LEED Award (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance: EB:O&M)
  • Innovation in LEED Award (Residential)
  • Innovation in Sustainability Award (projects, programs or policies that are exceptionally innovative, but not necessarily tied to LEED)
  • Greater Toronto Chapter (GTC) Volunteer Award
  • Greater Toronto Chapter (GTC) Leader Award


  • Nominations for all awards will only be accepted if submitted from current Greater Toronto Chapter members. To become a member click here, please contact us if you are unsure of your membership status or experience any technical difficulties. 
  • Only one lead submission per project will be accepted and all project team members are asked to be identified. If multiple entries are received for the same project, we reserve the right to require a collaborative submission.
  • LEED Certified within the last 2 years (not applicable to the Innovation in Sustainability Award).
  • Submissions will be accepted for projects in Southern Ontario within the boundaries shown in the map below. (If you would like to be considered for a nomination, but are outside of these  boundaries, please contact us at


  1. Double check your project or individual nomination meets the criteria for that particular award. Project nominations must be submitted by a current Greater Toronto Chapter member - please contact us if you are unsure of your membership status 
  2. Attach the submission form and THREE high resolution photographs (no smaller than 1920 x 1080P), and your LEED scorecard (for Innovation in LEED Awards). 
  3. You must fill out one of the following forms in order to submit your nomination:

Click the download button in your browser to save the file to your desktop. Once saved, please ensure you open the  file from the save location, this will allow you to fill the file out properly and save your submission onto your computer. 


Innovation Awards & Individual Awards

Submission deadline: August 11, 2017
Announcement of finalists: September 15, 2017

Winners Announcement: October 12, 2017

Awards will be presented at the annual CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards at the Arcadian Court in Toronto

Thank you to our generous 2017 CaGBC GreaterToronto Chapter Gala & Awards Program event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Award Sponsors
Gold Sponsors 
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