2013 Stars 


Barenaked Ladies  – Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart – Entertainment

Christine Bentley – Community

Dwayne Morgan – Arts and Culture

Judie Oliver – Sports

Gerry Phillips – Community

Scarborough Historical Society – Lionel Purcell, Richard Schofield – Community

Monika Schnarre – Arts and Culture




2011 Stars 


Peter Appleyard – Entertainment

Dr. Vicki Bismilla – Education

Lawrence Gowan – Entertainment

Jay C. Hope –  Community

Dr. Dhun Noria – Health and Science

Dr. Harold Stein – Health and Science

Ron Watson – Community




2009 Stars


Marilyn Denis – Entertainment

Dwayne De Rosario – Sports

Gordon Deval – Sports

Lois James – Environment

Debra McGrath – Entertainment

Don Montgomery – Community (awarded posthumously)




2008 Stars


Dr. Sheela Basrur – Health and Science

Earl Campbell – Education

Deborah Cox – Entertainment

Ben Heppner – Entertainment

Rick Middleton – Sports

John Wimbs – Community




2007 Stars


James Bamford – Community

Johnny Cowell – Arts and Culture

Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung – Community

Bob Hunter – Environment

Cindy Nicholas – Sports

Anson Taylor – Education




2006 Stars


Dr. Lloyd Carlsen – Health and Science

Dr. R. H. King – Education

Dr. Charles C. Macklin – Science

Jamaal Magloire – Sports

Doris McCarthy – Arts and Culture  *new bio for McCarthy see below

David Onley – Community

Vicky Sunohara – Sports

David Thomson – Pioneer

Wes Williams – Entertainment

Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong – Community

Teacher, principal, director of education. Anson Taylor held many posts throughout his career, but the well-being and the learning potential of the students at the Scarborough Board of Education were always his top priorities.


Appointed to the role of Director of Education in 1961, Mr. Taylor oversaw the building of 100 new schools and hired more than 7,000 new teachers in the City of Scarborough. Realizing that some students wouldn't be pursuing a career based on academics, Mr. Taylor opened three occupational and vocational schools: Bendale Business and Technical Institute, Timothy Eaton Business and Technical Institute and Robert L. Borden.


The same was done for students who were coming through special education programs at the elementary school level. Taylor realized the need to create less academically challenging schools was great and under his watch three schools were erected: Maplewood High School, Sir William Osler High School and Tabor Park Vocational School.

He also recruited psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to support principals and teachers and assess students who displayed learning difficulties - a very modern and unprecedented move at the time.


Upon his retirement, his commitment to education was honoured with the opening of a new school called the Anson S. Taylor JR. Public School. For the next 23 years an award in his name was given to teachers who displayed outstanding qualities in the classroom.


Anson Taylor died on July 9, 2007 at Providence Heath Care, six months after suffering a broken collar bone.