Tucker Design Awards and Toronto Mini Study Tour

Date: June 28-30, 2022 
Location: Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5C 1E9
Reserve a room

Registration Rates: 
Member $329 pp US.
Architect $195 pp US.
Award Dinner Only $159 pp US.

Registration closes June 13. Registration includes all activities. Excludes lodging.
Make sure to view Sponsor levels and benefits prior to registering.

Earn Continuing Education Units
The Tucker Design Awards and Toronto Mini Study Tour events, in their entirety, will qualify for up to 5 continuing education credits with both the AIA and LACES. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion via email within one week of the live event.

Sponsor the Event

Member Registration Architect Registration

Awards Dinner Only

Join the Natural Stone Institute board of directors and past presidents in Toronto and enjoy stone industry facility visits, a cultural and architectural tour of some of Toronto’s most cherished natural stone structures and attractions, and the Tucker Design Awards—a celebration of the design community for their exceptional use of natural stone.

The Natural Stone Institute will also honor Tod Williams and Billie Tsien of TWBTA as our 2022 recipients of the Bybee Prize. The Bybee Prize is our industry’s lifetime achievement award for design professionals who have attained a body of work illustrated by outstanding use of natural stone.

Sponsorships are needed.  We use sponsor contributions to offset expenses not covered through attendee registrations. Your sponsorship allows us to host award-winning architects and subsidize the attendance of regional architects.  Our awards programs not only celebrate and promote great designs using natural stone, but also the accomplished work of our industry. Help us to sustain our Tucker Design Awards program. Complimentary event registration is available with certain donor levels. See below.

Schedule of Activities

(subject to slight changes)

Tuesday, June 28

Early Arrivals

For those who wish to attend Wednesday morning member site visits. Day/Evening on your own


Wednesday, June 29

Late Arrivals

Plan travel to arrive at hotel for 1:30pm bus departure.

Omni King Edward Hotel

10:30 am

MEMBER SITE VISITS (casual attire)

Bus #1 departs Omni King Edward hotel

Omni King Edward Hotel
11:00 am – 12:00 pm York Marble
(fabrication/commercial Installer)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CIOT Tour
(slab showroom/exotic stone)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PICCO Office Tour
(CIOT Building) 
Box lunch on bus
1:30 pm Bus #1 departs PICCO
(will meet Bus #2 at first stop of architectural tour)
1:30 pm Architecture Tour
Bus #2 departs Omni King Edward

Planned stops:
Aga Khan Museum
Casa Loma
University of Toronto
Toronto Old City Hall
Ireland Park
Distillery District
Omni King Edward

6:10 pm

Depart Hotel
Walk to Hockey Hall of Fame for Tucker Design Awards

Hockey Hall of Fame
Brookfield Place
30 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1X8
6:30 pm Tucker Design Awards Arrival Reception (cocktail attire requested)  
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Awards in TSN Theater  
7:45 pm – 10:00 pm Reception/dinner on Concourse Level
Open bar/food stations/interactive exhibits including photo op with Stanley Cup*
*providing the Great Hall is not rented for that evening.

Thursday, June 30

7:00 am – 8:30 am


Omni King Edward Hotel

8:30 am

Bus(es) depart Omni King Edward


9:00 am – 10:30 am

Traditional Cut Stone Tour
(stone carving/architectural carving)


10:30 am Bus Departs  
11:00 am Arrive back at Omni King Edward Hotel



All sponsors receive onsite recognition at event (sign, awards presentation slide, printed program), & appreciation in The Cutting Edge newsletter. Other benefits as noted below.

Sponsor Now

Platinum $5000 + 4 totes, 2 comp* member attendees, 2 comp architect attendees, & A&D list**
Gold $2500 + 2 totes, 2 comp* member attendees, & A&D list**
Silver  $1000 + 2 totes
Bronze  $500 + 1 tote

* Contact Jane Bennett for comp registration code.
** A&D list includes 2,500 names collected from recent Natural Stone Academy participants.


Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1E9

Lodging is on your own. A room block has been established.  Use our dedicated reservation link or call 1-800-THE OMNI and mention NSI 2022 Toronto to be placed into our discounted room block.

Deluxe Room Rate:  $259 ++ CAD per night.
(With exchange rate, roughly $204 US) Add 13% HST and 4% MAT to rate.

Room block expires June 6, 2022.  Please book before June 6 to ensure room availability and to get the discounted rate.


NOTE:  A valid passport and proof of vaccination is currently required to entire Canada from the US and abroad, at this time.  However, proof of vaccination is not required to ride the bus or access any of the venues we will visit. Masks are optional. 



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