Toronto Branch Award

The Toronto Branch Award is presented to Toronto-area alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers, in their volunteer work, in the arts, or in other ways they have contributed to society. 

2020 Recipient

Colin Lynch

The Toronto Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipient of Toronto Branch Award is Colin Lynch, Com’07, and Artsci’07.

Colin fully embodies the Queen's University spirit of excellence, leadership and giving back both within his Queen's and Toronto communities. The Toronto Branch is thrilled to recognize Colin Lynch's accomplishments and is hoping to celebrate in person in 2021.

Colin Lynch is the Head of Global Real Estate Investments at TD Asset Management where he is responsible for investments in over 680 properties in 20 countries worldwide.  Colin joined TD Asset Management in October 2015, initially working with TD Asset Management’s senior executive team on corporate strategy.  Colin was formerly the General Manager of Global Strategy at Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan), a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company and an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley. Colin’s work in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley involved, among other duties, advising Marc Carney (then Governor of the Bank of Canada) on Canada’s financial stability during the financial crisis.

Colin holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. All were received with distinction. He also holds an ARCT (honours) from the Royal Conservatory of Music.  

Colin has been named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.  He is a co-founder of the Black Opportunity Fund and a member of its steering committee.  

Colin is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Investment Board and Queen’s University’s Board of Trustees Investment Committee, where he oversees the university’s endowment and investment funds.  He was also recently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation where he served as Chair of its Building, Investment, Finance and Audit Committee.