Inductees
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

A native of Scarborough, Deborah Cox  is a multiple Juno-winning Rhythm &Blues vocalist and actress, who is often compared vocally to Whitney Houston.

 

Cox began singing for TV commercials at age 12 and as a teenager, she performed in nightclubs. Around the same time, she began to write her own material with the help of writer, producer, and future romantic interest Lascelles Stephens.

 

Like Whitney Houston, Cox was also discovered shortly after graduating from high school by Arista Records president Clive Davis, who recruited some of the top names in R & B to provide her with material for her 1995 debut including Babyface, Dallas Austin, and Keith Crouch. But Cox herself co-wrote her first hit single, "Sentimental," with Austin and bass player Colin Wolfe, along with three other tracks on the album. One Wish followed in 1998, launching the R&B chart-topper "We Can't Be Friends." Her 2002 album The Morning After made a bigger impact in the clubs with the singles "Absolutely Not," "Mr. Lonely," and "Play Your Part," all topping the U.S. dance charts. A 2003 remix collection  was followed in 2007 by the ambitious and stylish Destination Moon, a tribute to the legendary singer Dinah Washington.