TOBY Award

The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY)

BOMA Toronto’s TOBY Awards is presented to the highest scoring Certificate of Excellence recipient in each of the TOBY and non-TOBY (Public Assembly Building) categories.

All TOBY award winners must have their Certificate of Excellence valid for 5 years. Winners of BOMA Toronto TOBY Awards (excluding Public Assembly Buildings) may be eligible to advance to the National competition if they meet the eligibility requirements. Details of the National program can be found at BOMA Canada website.


Complete a Certificate of Excellence submission for the opportunity to be eligible for a TOBY award. See Certificate of Excellence for more details.


Deadline - Friday, February 17, 2023 at 4 PM

All final submissions must be completed and entered online by this date.

Fee: $850 per building + HST made payable to BOMA Toronto (1 Dundas Street West, Suite 1800, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3)

NEW: COE entrants will now be expected to submit a one-time $50USD data-submission fee payable to BOMA International during the use of the TOBY portal online awards platform.


Companies that have met the criteria to receive a TOBY will be recognized at BOMA Toronto’s annual Celebration of Excellence Gala.

Certification plaques, congratulatory banners, and BOMA Toronto TOBY Awards will be presented. The individual(s) submitting the building/facility will be recognized along with building/facility personnel who ensures this high standard of excellence is achieved.


For the 2022 Awards cycle - TOBY winners who last submitted in January 31, 2016, are now eligible to compete. TOBY winners are eligible to compete after 5 years, if entering in the same TOBY category.

For the 2022 Awards cycle - TOBY winners who last submitted in January 31, 2018, are now eligible to complete. TOBY winners are eligible to compete after 3 years, if entering in a different TOBY category.