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

Before entering provincial politics, Gerry Phillips served as a Scarborough Board of Education and Metropolitan Toronto School Board trustee for eleven years, eventually becoming chair of both organizations. Phillips also served on the Board of Governors of the Scarborough General Hospital (Chair 1984–87), wasa president of the Bridlewood Community Association and coached in the Agincourt Lions Club Minor Hockey League for more than 30 years. 


In 1987 Phillips was voted into the legislature to represent Scarborough-Agincourt. He served for 24 years and during that time was a ministerin David Peterson and Dalton McGuinty’s governments. Often called the ‘voice of reason’ Phillips has served as Minister of Citizenship, Minister of Labour, Chair of the Management Board, Minister of Government Services, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister of Energyand Infrastructure, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Chair of Cabinet.


The very definition of public service even while in opposition, Phillips tracked down evidence to force a public inquiry into the 1995 Ipperwash crisis. Another initiative he is particularly proud of spearheading is the installation of the Ontario Veterans Memorial on the lawn at Queen’s Park. 


Gerry and his wife Kay, a nationally recognized quilt maker, have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.