Awards & Contests

Patrons' Picks

The winners of Patron's Picks represent the best selling show at each main venue. They are announced at the Awards Ceremony in the final week of the festival. Winning shows are awarded with an extra performance on closing night of the festival. 

Tosho Cutting Edge Award

winner: tbd

Want to vote for the most cutting edge show in the festival? Simply Tweet #ToshoCuttingEdge with your pick and both you AND the show will be entered to win a draw for two sets of $200 premium knives from Tosho Knife Arts.


Comedy Bar and Second City Award for Outstanding Comedy

winner: tbd.

The funniest shows in the festival. Two shows will be selected for various performances in the fall selected by representatives from both Second City and Comedy Bar.  


David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts

Winner: TBD

The Seguin family is proud to sponsor the David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts, a cash grant that celebrates the work of artists with disabilities. This award is given to a Toronto Fringe Festival production that features the work of an artist or artists with a disability.
This year, in recognition of the extra challenges faced by creating theatre during a pandemic, the DSMA will be divided among eligible participants, to support the continued work of these artists.


north (519) Best of Fringe (Orangeville)

winners: tbd

Theatre Orangeville will present the North(519) Best of Fringe Festival as part of their Summer Arts Fest, which runs from August 10-14, 2022. Winners will receive an opportunity for up to 2 performance opportunities at Theatre Orangeville.