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Nomination Process

Ontario Awards Nomination Process, Rules and Deadlines

The nomination process is now simplified and online!

Nominate your project HERE

Please note the following rules and regulations:

  1.  Projects must be located in Ontario, Canada.  Projects located outside of Ontario will be deleted from the submissions.
  2. Projects completed within three years of the submission date will be accepted.
  3. Project can be nominated to only 2 categories maximum so please note the category criteria.
  4. Residential building will only be accepted in the residential category.
  5. Wood must be used in structural applications, with the exception of the Interior Design category.
  6. If photography requires additional credits it is the responsibility of the nominator to provide this information.
  7. Re submissions are allowed, but only in the year directly following their original submission.

Our winners our selected by a panel of jurors who review all submissions.

Meet the 2017 Jury!


Mike Baldinelli, P.Eng, MESc. Principal, Large Buildings, Strik Baldinelli Moniz

Michael is President of Strik Baldinelli Moniz a  multi-disciplinary engineering firm with offices in London and Waterloo.  SBM has been at the fore front of wood engineering in the Province and currently has eight – 5/6 Storey Wood buildings in design/construction.  SBM was the first to complete a 6 Storey Wood Building in the province and last year was recipient of the Wood Engineer Advocate Award.  In 2013 and 2016 the firm was awarded ‘Best Multi-Unit Wood Building’ by Ontario Wood Works.  SBM is currently working with Western University on a three year R+D project to develop a stand-alone FEM wood design software program for mid-rise wood framed buildings.


Tye Farrow, FRAIC, B.Arch., M.Arch.U.D., LEED AP, OAA, MAIBC, AIA Assoc. Intn’l Senior Partner, Farrow Partners

Tye Farrow has gained international recognition for designing places that enhance our capacity to thrive—culturally, economically, mentally and physically. He has initiated a global “Cause Health” movement aimed at raising expectations for design as the basis for total health, which extends beyond technical sustainability and physical health to encompass our state of mind.

Tye’s projects across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East demonstrate leadership in this visionary quest. He has been invited to present his ideas at venues from Helsinki to Houston. His portfolio includes multiple international awards for designing some of the most technically advanced facilities in the world.

The Stockholm-based World Congress on Design and Health identified him as a global leader who is making “a significant contribution to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design.”

Tye Farrow holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

Richard Lyle, M.A., CAE

Mr. Lyall has held the position of general manager of the Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association since 1991 and is currently its president. He is also the executive director of the Toronto Residential
Construction Labour Bureau and the president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON). Mr. Lyall is a trustee for both the LIUNA Local 183 Members’ Welfare and Benefit Trust Fund and the Training and Rehabilitation Trust Fund. He is an executive member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives and a member of the Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. Lyall is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans as well as a member of the Strategic Initiative Steering Committee and
Canadian Board. He formerly served on the Executive Committee and the Canadian Trustee Education (Ad Hoc) Committee. Mr. Lyall was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario and is a certified association executive (CAE).