Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

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Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Awarded for Literary award for Toronto theatre
Country  Canada
Presented by Ontario Arts Council
First awarded 1979
Last awarded 2001
Official website The Chalmers Awards for Creativity and Excellence in the Arts (discontinued)

The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award was a Canadian literary award given to Canadian plays produced by any professional Canadian theatre company, and having performances in the Toronto area.[1]

The prize had a monetary value of $25,000, and was named for benefactor Floyd Chalmers, an editor and publisher.[citation needed]

From the award's inception until 1980, one play was named the winner of the award, except for a tie in 1977. In 1980, the award began honouring multiple plays. That year, five winners were named. Since then, four plays normally won the award each year.

The award was one of several arts awards created by the Chalmers family of Toronto.[2] In 2001 the award was discontinued,[3] and in 2002 the Chalmers family endowed an Ontario Arts Council fund for two arts grant programs.[2]

Winners[edit]

Recipients of the award were:[1][3]

Year Winners
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

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