2000 Winner, Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for non-fictionThe Danger Tree
2000 Winner, Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel AwardSummer Gone
1999 Nominee, Scotiabank Giller PrizeSummer Gone


National Newspaper Awards:

1997 Winner, Arts and Entertainment / Critical WritingCheapseatsThe Globe and Mail
1998 Nominee, Arts and Entertainment / Critical WritingCheapseatsThe Globe and Mail

Canadian National Magazine Awards:

2008 Gold Award, ProfilesThe ProphetTORONTO LIFE
1989 Gold Award, ColumnsDispatchesTORONTO MAGAZINE
1988 Gold Award, HumourSouthern ComfortTORONTO MAGAZINE
1987 Gold Award, SportsBlood and MoneySATURDAY NIGHT
1986 Gold Award, CultureOld MasterSATURDAY NIGHT
1984 Gold Award, SportsDarling CarlingSATURDAY NIGHT
1981 Gold Award, SportsThe GardensSATURDAY NIGHT
1995 Silver Award, Arts & EntertainmentA Fan's NotesSATURDAY NIGHT
1994 Silver Award, One-of-a-Kind ArticlesThe LieTORONTO LIFE
1984 Silver Award, President's MedalIn the Shadow of the CruiseSATURDAY NIGHT
1983 Silver Award, President's MedalAs Time Goes BySATURDAY NIGHT
2007 Honourable Mention, SocietyThe Naughty ProfessorTORONTO LIFE
1999 Honourable Mention, EssaysThe Spy Who Snagged MeELM STREET
1998 Honourable Mention, ProfilesThe Provocative Linda McQuaigELM STREET
1997 Honourable Mention, Travel Once Around the Bay, BoysIMPERIAL OIL REVIEW
1997 Honourable Mention, Personal JournalismRunning with Robertson DaviesTORONTO LIFE
1996 Honourable Mention, ProfilesGzowski's Last StandMACLEAN'S
1996 Honourable Mention, Public Issues: PoliticsThe King of Common SenseTORONTO LIFE
1995 Honourable Mention, EssaysA Fan's NotesSATURDAY NIGHT
1995 Honourable Mention, EssaysParadise LostTORONTO LIFE
1986 Honourable Mention, President's MedalOld MasterSATURDAY NIGHT
1983 Honourable Mention, TravelThe Sunset YearsSATURDAY NIGHT