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

Proud Scarborough native Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. While still in high school, he founded Up From The Roots Entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. In 1998, Morgan introduced regular poetry slams to Toronto, and has seen them blossom across the GTA and beyond ever since.


Dwayne has performed for the Governor General of Canada, sharedthe stage with many of Canada’s top artists including Russell Peters, Deborah Cox, Kardinal Offishal, Jully Black, K-OS, and Nelly Furtado, opened for international artists Alicia Keys, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Ursula Rucker, Colin Channer, and Saul Williams, and recorded with a number of Canadian artists including Grammy winner, Drake. Dwayne has written seven books, produced five albums anda commemorative DVD, collaborated on a film based on his workand hosted his own photography exhibition. 


The arts community has presented Morgan with both the African Canadian Achievement Award and the Harry Jerome Award. He’s won three Canadian Urban Music Awards and was lauded as Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In 2008 his contributions were immortalized on the Legacy Black History Month poster. 


Dwayne Morgan’s willingness to addresses current issues in the community with courage and candor, his diligent work ethic and emphasis on quality promise to drive his success well into the future.