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

Dr. Ming Tat Cheung has been a contributor to the well-being of Scarborough for two decades.


Since 1989, he has served as the Chair and President of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, located in Scarborough. He facilitated the official opening of the Phase I Chinese Cultural Centre in 1998 and its Phase II expansion in 2006 and worked with thousands of volunteers for the past 19 years in planning, fundraising and development of the Centre. The Centre is now a landmark of the City of Toronto and cultural hub for all community groups with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in GTA.


A clinical cardiologist for over 30 years, Dr. Cheung's professional involvement has included: member of the Ontario Medical Association's Council; president of the Clinical Society and Chief of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Humber Memorial Hospital; founding member of the Chinese International Heart Health Network; and a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.


Some of Dr. Cheung's past and present community and charitable activities have included his appointment by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship as facilitator for the merger of the Mon-Sheong and Yee-Hong seniors' homes. He was a member of the community settlement program for Vietnamese refugees in the 1980s and he participated in Metro Toronto Week in Hong Kong in 1993 to promote business opportunities in Scarborough with former mayors Joyce Trimmer and Frank Faubert.


He was a founding member and president of Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) and is past-president of the Canadian Multicultural Council CMC), Asian in Ontario, an organization consisting of representatives from 18 different regions and countries of Asia to promote cultural understanding and racial harmony. He helped form the Community Coalition Concerned about SARS, which consisted of over 60 community groups during the SARS outbreak in 2003. He initiated and participated in fundraising functions during the Asian Tsunamis and South Asian Earthquakes in 2005.