Date: Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 am EDT

– Barbara Hamilton, John Hirsch, Pauline McGibbon, Leonard McHardy and John Harvey, and Victor C. Polley Awards to be presented –

Toronto, ON (May 19, 2021) - The annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, produced by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), celebrate excellence in the city’s professional performing arts sector for theatre, dance and opera. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, no live performances were permitted for the 2020-21 season and therefore the Dora Awards will not be presented this year.

The Dora Mavor Moore Ancillary Awards are usually presented at the Dora Awards Nominees Press Conference and are not based on a specific performance season as is the case with the Dora Awards. Today, TAPA Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen announced that the 2021 Dora Mavor Moore Ancillary Awards will go forward in celebration of the city’s performing arts community and its hard work and resiliency in the face of immense difficulties over this past pandemic season.
The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration (LMJH), the Victor C. Polley Protégé Award, the Pauline McGibbon Award, the John Hirsch Director’s Award and the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award will be presented virtually on Wednesday, June 16 at 10am on the TAPA YouTube channel at

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are administered by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). In addition to the Doras, TAPA is committed to advocacy on behalf of its membership on numerous fronts and also offers a range of programs and services including:  hipTIX (offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of 14 and 29), citySPECIAL, the TAPA Trade Series, the Commercial Theatre Development Fund and the Travel Retreat Initiatives Program – TRIP. For more information visit .

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