About the Event

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The WATERFRONT AWARDS 2018 is a red carpet charity gala, held in Toronto on Friday, April 27, 2018, celebrating the achievements of outstanding women in the Greater Toronto Area.

Sponsored by Toronto Waterfront Magazine, this annual event is in support of The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (www.abusehurts.ca) a national, charitable organization since 1993. The Centre’s mandate is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness.

The WATERFRONT AWARDS 2018 coincides with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of WATERFRONT MAGAZINE* and gives all of us a chance to recognize a roster of women with remarkable career milestones. Experience one of the best skyline views in the city, as we celebrate outstanding GTA women at the Globe and Mail Centre. We will be featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, celebrity presenters and other surprises!

Don’t miss out on Toronto’s hottest event April 27th as we celebrate the 15 top women of the GTA. We are thrilled to announce the fabulous Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie will do the honours of presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hazel McCallion.
Don’t miss this red carpet evening surrounded by a powerhouse of women, music, entertainment and food! An event jam packed with pure glitz and glam, overlooking our stunning city of Toronto live from The Globe and Mail Centre.
Broadcast live by our media sponsor GOLDLINE
Get your tickets and cast your votes here. Limited tickets available!


Nominate Here!

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 13 (before 5pm) or until we have reached our limit of 50 nominees per category.

To be nominated you must meet the following requirements:

  • Consent to being nominated and sign the Release Statement.
  • Live or work within Greater Toronto Area.
  • Be available to attend the Award Ceremony.
  • Made a significant contribution to their field.

Fill in Nominee Information Below:

Contact info of Nominator(unless self-nominated)


Once a candidate has been nominated, an email will be forwarded with an acknowledgment that a web-based nomination and information has been received on her behalf. The awards administrators will review all nominations for completeness; nominators may be contacted should clarification be required. The nominee however, will have the final decision. Candidates will sign a general release form (allowing use of name and photo as an award nominee) and confirm information presented in their nomination application (as displayed on website).

To maintain complete fairness and transparency, the awards committee members have been selected as trusted industry professionals and are not board members or management staff at Toronto Waterfront Magazine. The award committee members cannot themselves be nominees or have submitted nominations to the program during the time they serve on the committee. If a close associate, colleague, or relative of a sitting committee member is nominated for an award, that member will withdraw from voting or commenting on the nominations in that particular category.

Selection Criteria

The awards committee will review all nominations in each category carefully. Each nomination will be evaluated and ranked with a points-rating system. The awards committee will use a selection criteria in evaluating candidates, with the weighting of these criteria for each award.

This metrics-based evaluation grid eliminates possible subjectivity from one member having a notable impact on the final scoring, as there are six committee members who will be individually evaluating and scoring the submissions and submitting their confidential scoring sheets to an officiator. Once all committee members have submitted their individual scoring sheets, the officiator will tabulate the scores for each nomination in each category. The highest-ranking score in each category will determine the three finalists and category winner. In addition, there will be a selection of “People’s Choice” winners, based on website audience votes.

Award recipients and committee members will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement valid until the results are made public. In addition, this agreement instructs a strict confidentiality request to not share details of the nominations, or why a particular nomination was successful or unsuccessful.

Announcement of Results

The three finalists and category winner as well as the “People’s Choice” winner will be announced at the Waterfront Awards event on April 27th. We are truly grateful to all the nominators and nominees for assisting the Waterfront Awards to recognize outstanding women of the GTA, and we thank all nominees ahead of time for your sisterhood, support, gratitude and grace; regardless of outcome.


Our exciting publication, The WATERFRONT BOOK 2018, will be distributed during the event and highlights Toronto’s most influential Women. The Waterfront Awards Committee provides a series of screening processes to identify today’s most prolific personalities, focusing on fifteen categories of success in:

  • Philanthropy
  • Environment
  • Science and Technology
  • Community Activism
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Sports, health and Fitness
  • Music
  • Arts and Culture
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Film & Television and Digital Arts
  • Authors
  • Fashion and Style
  • Outstanding Innovator

and the most coveted award,
The Waterfront Award for Outstanding Achievement!



Becoming a Sponsor

This prominent award celebration and charity gala features visual art displays and musical performances by some of Toronto’s best talents, theatrical performances and celebrity presenters.

Sponsors will have the opportunity to be associated with one of Toronto’s most elaborate, experiential charity events with the opportunity to showcase your business, product line and logo as well as meeting over 400 VIP guests from the community. Sponsorship opportunities include title sponsor, award sponsor and other associations.

There are several benefits to becoming a sponsor, which may include: the presentation of an award, product material on sponsor table, inclusion in VIP swag bag, advertisement in Toronto Waterfront Magazine, and/or sponsor video featured at the event. In addition, there will be extensive publicity via radio, digital and social media before and after. The Award ceremony will also be broadcast through live streaming globally.

For more information, including title sponsorship opportunities or for a customized sponsorship package please contact: info@waterfront-magazine.com

Buy Tickets Now


Friday, April 27, 2018
Red Carpet VIP and Media Reception 6:00 – 8:00pm

Awards & Entertainment 8:30 – 10:00pm

After Show Soirée 10:30pm – 1:00am

400 Guests!

The Globe and Mail Centre

351 King Street East, 17th Floor,

Toronto ON M5A 0N1

Reserve Your Tickets Today!
Waterfront Awards 2018 – VIP   $100.00
Arrival Time 6pm

Waterfront Awards 2018 – Regular  $50.00
Arrival time 7:30 pm

Thankyou for your interest and support. Unfortunately we are SOLD OUT!

For the after party at 10:30 there is still limited space available. $20 at the door only

Experience one of the best skyline views in the city, as we celebrate outstanding GTA women at The Globe and Mail Centre