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Toronto Congress Centre

Friday April 19th 2024 – 10am – 5pm

Saturday April 20th 2024 – 10am – 5pm

Sunday April 21st 2024 – 9am – 5pm

Toronto Congress Centre

April 19-20, 2024 – 10am – 5pm
April 21, 2024 – 9am – 5pm

APRIL 20TH 2024


Saturday April 20th, 2024
7:00pm – Cocktails, 3 Course Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Liberty Grand –
Exhibition Place, 25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

 

Celebrating Creativity, 
Innovation, and Excellence

Experience the pinnacle of distinction at the Living Luxe Awards Show, presented by Living Luxe Magazine. Our inaugural event will be an exclusive celebration honoring the forefront of interior design, architecture, fashion, and real estate. Join us for a night that recognizes those who are reshaping their industries with their unparalleled dedication and innovation; where distinction meets success.

MEET OUR JUDGES


Living Luxe has carefully curated luminaries defining excellence within Canada’s design industry as our Award Show judges. These six esteemed judges are set to highlight outstanding talent while recognizing local design brilliance.

AWARDS


Each award embodies a story of dedication, innovation, and excellence, honoring those who have not just succeeded but transformed their fields. The Living Luxe Awards Show isn’t just a celebration; it’s an ode to those redefining standards and elevating luxury living. It’s a tribute to the relentless pursuit of perfection and an inspiration for generations to come.

THE EXPERIENCE


  • Awards Ceremony
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Open bar
  • Black carpet photos
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Meet The Judges

Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker is a seasoned journalist who hosted Fashion Television from 1985 to 2012. She was also editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines from 2003 to 2008 and has authored five books. She is a frequent keynote speaker and guest on many lifestyle shows, and is a regular featured columnist for several publications. Since 2015, she has hosted the series Style Matters with Jeanne Beker on TSC.

NADIA DI DONATO

Nadia Di Donato is vice-president and creative director of the Liberty Entertainment Group, a company that develops and operates various landmark establishments, including such special-event facilities as Casa Loma and a large number of restaurants and bars.

NATASHA KOIFMAN

Natasha Koifman is the founder and principal at NKPR, a full-service public relations, advertising, talent, marketing and digital agency.

Established in 2002, NKPR has offices in Toronto and New York and represents more than 40 national and international brands.

SHELLI OH

Shelli Oh is a Toronto designer of womenswear and menswear whose creations are designed as “wearable art.”

Since launching her debut collection in 1997, she has garnered attention and acclaim across North America for her innovative creations.

GEORGE SULLY

George Sully is an award-winning fashion entrepreneur, footwear and accessories designer based in Toronto. He serves as the founder and creative director of Sully & Son Co., a gender-neutral travel and accessories brand. He is also the creator of Black Designers of Canada, the country’s largest online index dedicated to amplifying the work of black designers within the field of design.

RICHARD WENGLE

Architect Richard Wengle is the founder and principal of the eponymous firm Richard Wengle Architect Inc., founded in 1992.

He is renowned for designing luxury homes and condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario.

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The Awards
Outstanding Booth Design

The “Outstanding Booth Design Award” is a prestigious accolade that celebrates exceptional creativity and innovation in both exhibition and graphic design. This award recognizes the exhibitor’s outstanding ability to create a booth that captivates and engages visitors through its extraordinary and distinctive presentation. This award shows their commitment to pushing the boundaries of visual aesthetics, making them a standout in both the exhibition and design industries. 

Emerging Talent Award

The “Emerging Talent Award” celebrates individuals who are making remarkable strides in their respective fields, despite being in the early stages of their careers. This award acknowledges and honours the exceptional promise, dedication, and potential exhibited by these emerging talents.

Whether it be in the realms of interior design, fashion, home renovation, real estate, or any other area of expertise, this award highlights the outstanding contributions and achievements of those who are on the cusp of greatness. It serves as an encouragement and inspiration to young and aspiring individuals, showcasing the incredible impact that fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and hard work can have on their chosen fields.

The Emerging Talent Award is a testament to the bright future ahead for these individuals, and it signifies their potential to become influential leaders and trailblazers in their industries. It is a recognition of their talent and an invitation to continue their journey toward greatness.

Indigenous Artistry Award presented by JennAir

The “Indigenous Artistry Award” is a prestigious honour that pays tribute to the creativity, cultural richness, and artistic contributions of designers from Indigenous communities around the world. This award recognizes and celebrates their remarkable talent, craftsmanship, and their ability to infuse traditional knowledge and heritage into contemporary fashion and design.

This award signifies the importance of preserving and promoting Indigenous culture and artistry within the fashion industry. It acknowledges the Indigenous designer’s commitment to showcasing the beauty and significance of their cultural heritage through clothing, accessories, and other design elements.

The Indigenous Artistry Award serves as a symbol of respect for the unique perspectives and creativity that Indigenous designers bring to the fashion world. It highlights their role in bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, while also raising awareness of the value of Indigenous design traditions and their place in the global fashion landscape. This award is a recognition of their outstanding contributions to the industry and their dedication to representing and celebrating their heritage through their work.

Fashion Icon Award

The “Fashion Icon Award” is a prestigious award that recognizes and celebrates the exceptional talent, creativity, and influence of a designer within the fashion industry. This award honours their outstanding contributions to the world of fashion, marking them as a true visionary and trendsetter.

It signifies the ability of the designer to not only craft garments but to shape and redefine fashion trends, aesthetics, and styles. The Fashion Icon Award acknowledges their ability to capture the essence of their brand or vision and translate it into innovative and captivating collections that resonate with audiences worldwide.

This award serves as a tribute to the designer’s dedication to their craft, their relentless pursuit of excellence, and their capacity to inspire and influence the fashion landscape. It highlights their impact on the industry and their role in shaping the way people dress and express themselves. The Fashion Icon Award is a prestigious acknowledgment of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of fashion.

Inspirational Showroom Award

The “Inspirational Showroom Award” is a prestigious accolade that celebrates exceptional innovation and creativity in the world of showroom design. This award recognizes the showroom that stands out as a singular and extraordinary achievement in its ability to captivate and engage visitors through its distinctive and immersive presentation. It signifies the creator’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of design, creating a memorable and distinctive environment, and showcasing products or services in a truly exceptional way. This accolade is a testament to their commitment to providing a one-of-a-kind and inspiring experience for visitors, setting a high standard for showroom excellence.

Architectural Innovator Award

The “Architectural Innovator Award” is a prestigious accolade that celebrates an architect’s exceptional talent, creativity, and influence in the field of architecture. This award recognizes the architect and architectural designer’s outstanding contributions to the built environment, showcasing their ability to design spaces that are both aesthetically inspiring and functionally innovative.

This honour serves as proof to the architect’s visionary design concepts, their dedication to pushing the boundaries of architectural possibilities, and their role in shaping the way we interact with and experience our surroundings. The Architectural Innovator Award signifies their profound impact on the architectural landscape, emphasizing their capacity to create structures that inspire, engage, and stand as timeless works of art. It is a recognition of their outstanding achievements and their pivotal role in advancing the field of architecture and design.

Mastermind Builder Award

The “Mastermind Builder Award” is a prestigious distinction that honours the exceptional craftsmanship, innovation, and dedication of builders who excel in crafting bespoke residences of the highest caliber. This award celebrates their commitment to turning dreams into reality by creating exquisite, tailor-made homes that embody luxury and sophistication.

It signifies the builder’s ability to transform visions into architectural masterpieces, showcasing meticulous attention to detail, top-quality materials, and unparalleled expertise. The Mastermind Builder Award acknowledges their role in shaping opulent living spaces and setting a standard of excellence in the luxury housing market. This award serves as a testament to their outstanding achievements, creativity, and unwavering commitment to delivering the epitome of luxury in every custom home they construct.

Brokerage Excellence Award

The “Brokerage Excellence Award” is a prestigious honour bestowed upon a real estate agency that demonstrates exceptional prowess in the luxury property market. This award recognizes the brokerage’s ability to not only excel in the sale of high-end real estate but also to employ innovative and imaginative marketing strategies to showcase these exclusive properties.

The award celebrates a brokerage’s commitment to providing unparalleled service to affluent clientele and highlights its capacity to effectively market luxury homes through unique and attention-grabbing campaigns. Whether through stunning visual presentations, cutting-edge technology, or out-of-the-box promotional tactics, the recipient of this award showcases a deep understanding of the luxury real estate market and an unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of creativity in their marketing efforts. This award serves as a symbol of excellence in the world of luxury real estate, setting a benchmark for industry standards.

Luxury Condominium Development Award

The “Luxury Condominium Development Award” is a prestigious honour that recognizes exceptional innovation and creativity in real estate development. It celebrates the condominium project that stands out for its extraordinary architectural design, and commitment to providing residents with an unparalleled lifestyle experience. This award signifies the developer’s dedication to redefining urban living and setting a new standard for excellence in the industry.

The Luxury Condominium Development Award serves as a testament to the project’s visionary design and its significant impact on the urban landscape. It acknowledges the developer’s commitment to creating a distinctive and remarkable residential space that captures the imagination and embodies forward-thinking concepts in real estate development.

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award” is a prestigious accolade that celebrates and honours the remarkable achievements and leadership of women who have made significant contributions to the world of business and entrepreneurship. This award recognizes their dedication, vision, and entrepreneurial spirit that have not only led to the success of their ventures but have also served as inspiration to others.

It symbolizes the breaking of barriers and glass ceilings in the business world, showcasing the incredible impact of women entrepreneurs on industries of all kinds. This award acknowledges their ability to navigate challenges, create innovative solutions, and build thriving businesses, all while serving as role models for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Woman Entrepreneur Award is a testament to the resilience, creativity, and determination of these women, highlighting their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the business community and society at large. It serves as an inspiration to empower and uplift women in entrepreneurship and emphasises the importance of recognizing and celebrating their achievements.

Cutting-Edge Black Designer Award presented by JennAir

The “Cutting-Edge Black Designer Award” is a distinguished recognition that celebrates the outstanding creativity, talent, and contributions of Black designers within the Canadian design industry. This award honours the unique perspectives, innovative designs, and cultural influences brought forth by Black designers in Canada.

It symbolizes the breaking of barriers and the elevation of diversity within the Canadian fashion landscape. The Cutting-Edge Black Designer Award acknowledges these designers’ ability to blend cultural heritage, individual experiences, and contemporary design trends to create distinctive and compelling collections that resonate with audiences across the country and beyond.

This award serves as a powerful testament to the Black designers’ resilience, creativity, and dedication to their craft. It highlights their significant impact in the design industry in Canada, underlining their role in promoting inclusivity and diversity within the field. The Cutting-Edge Black Designer is a prestigious recognition of their exceptional achievements and contributions to the Canadian design scene.

The Living Luxe Award

The “The Living Luxe Award” recognizes excellence in the world of interior design. This award celebrates exceptional talent, creativity, and commitment to transforming spaces into breathtaking, harmonious environments that reflect their clients’ unique visions and lifestyles. It signifies their ability to blend innovation, aesthetics, and functionality seamlessly, elevating the art of interior design to new heights. This accolade acknowledges their influence in shaping interior design trends, setting industry standards, and leaving an indelible mark on the world of aesthetics and ambiance creation.

Product Innovation Award

The “Product Innovation Award” stands as a testament to the groundbreaking spirit of Canadian design excellence. This prestigious accolade recognizes and honours the ingenuity, originality, and visionary thinking encapsulated within products proudly made in Canada. Embracing the essence of aesthetic allure, exceptional design, unparalleled creativity, and an unmistakable touch of uniqueness, this accolade seeks to celebrate the trailblazers within Canadian craftsmanship. It highlights not only the beauty of design but also the transformative power of creativity in shaping a product that resonates with the world.

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FAQ
What are the Living Luxe Awards?

The Living Luxe Awards celebrates the epitome of distinction. It is a celebration of the paragons of interior design, architecture, fashion, and real estate and honours the relentless passion and groundbreaking achievements of creators, innovators, and trendsetters, and will come alive with an exclusive gala.

Join us for our inaugural Awards Gala to celebrate the best of the best in Canada’s Luxury Interior & Exterior Design Community.

What information do I need to apply?

Please check out all of the criteria for each award required to apply here.

The application criteria differs for each award, so be sure to check out the specific requirements for those you wish to apply for. 

How many nominations can I submit?

There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit. It is highly encouraged that you nominate not just your own work, but some of your favourite projects completed by your industry peers.

Can I nominate myself for an award?

You certainly can! Click here to get started!

Someone nominated me for an award – now what?

Congratulations! If you have been nominated for an award, you will be notified by the LLDS team and will be asked to submit the supporting information required to complete your application portfolio.

Is there a fee to submit nominations?

No, there is no fee for award nominations.

Are these awards for Canadian-based professionals only?

Yes; at this time, the Living Luxe Awards will be celebrating Canadian Excellence in the Interior & Exterior Design World.

What is the deadline for submissions?

The Deadline to submit nominations and all supporting information is February 1, 2024.

How does the judging process work?

Our judging panel comprises 6 remarkable names in Canada’s Design Industry. Hand-picked for their talent, prestige, and notability, our curated list of judges will be thoroughly reviewing all finalists to select the Winner per category.

Click here to learn more about our fabulous judging panel. 

Please note eligible projects for submission must have been completed in Canada within the last 2 years in order to be considered (2022 & 2023).

How and when will the 2024 Living Luxe Award Finalists be notified?

Finalists will be contacted by March 8, 2024

How do I purchase a ticket to the Awards Gala?

Tickets to the 2024 Awards Gala can be purchased by clicking here.

If I am nominated for an award, do I need to purchase a ticket?

Yes – we would love to have all of our nominees present at The Living Luxe Awards Gala to enjoy the festivities and be present for the formal Awards Ceremony.

How do I Sponsor the Awards Gala? How can I Sponsor an Award?

We would love to chat in more detail regarding these opportunities – please send us an email to [email protected] with your interest and we will set up a meeting to discuss in more detail.

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Award Show Sponsors

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