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

What began in 1987 as the dream of 30 friends led by Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong, has incredibly materialized into the establishment of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. Today, four centres (one in Markham, one in Mississauga and two in Scarborough) are devoted to the culturally appropriate care and support of senior citizens across the Greater Toronto Area.


The unwavering dedication to provide a continuum of care – designed to offer services to seniors of various cultural backgrounds, at different stages of their lives – is the driving force behind the staff and supporters of Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. Dr. Wong was instrumental in establishing the Yee Hong Wellness Foundation to raise the necessary funds to operate and maintain the highest standards of excellence for which Yee Hong Centres are known. The Foundation offers annual events such as the Dragon Ball, one of Toronto's most glamorous galas as well as the TVB Fairchild All-Star Charity Show and Telethon.


Among his many community and charitable activities, Dr. Wong has served as the Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto. Recognized for his humanitarian work, not only for the Chinese Community, but also for Canadians across the GTA, Dr. Wong has received the City of Toronto's highest honour, the Award of Merit, in 1986; and the Order of Canada in 1993.