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. Sheela Basrur, a longtime resident of Scarborough, was Toronto's first medical officer of health who became the face of public health during the SARS outbreak of 2003. Dr. Basrur died June 2 of this year after a two-year long battle with a rare form of cancer. Dr. Basrur, had stepped down from the position of Ontario's medical officer of health just 18 months earlier, to aggressively fight the cancer. She was widely regarded as the province's most respected and well-known public health official - a profile that former colleagues and friends say was earned in the trenches of post-amalgamation Toronto.


There, Dr. Basrur presided over the amalgamation of six public health units and then took on key and often controversial new public health programs: a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, a ban on cosmetic pesticide use, and a rating system for restaurants.


It was finally her handling of the SARS crisis of 2003 that killed 44 people and started in Scarborough Grace Hospital where Basrur emerged as a pre-eminent voice of public health.