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

Retired police Supt. James Bamford is a man whose tireless work of blending community activism and policing earned him the moniker 'The Unofficial Mayor of Scarborough'.

A member of the Toronto Police Service since 1967, Bamford rose steadily through the ranks of the police force working in various parts of the city. From beat officer, to plainclothes investigator, to Sergeant and finally, earning the rank of Superintendent.


The final title found Bamford not only living in Scarborough, but working in the city as well, as he took over command of 42 Division, the largest and busiest division with the police service. He helped create the Community Police Liaison Committee and Chinese Liaison Committee to continue to partnerships between police and community. It was at this time that Scarborough was marred by escalating youth gang violence.


Bamford took exception to the stigma being attached to his city and continued to defend Scarborough as a wonderful place to live, work and enjoy life, earning him the title of "The Unofficial Mayor of Scarborough."

His community efforts honoured him with the Queens 125th Jubilee Medal and the Governor Generals Medal for community work.


A few years before his retirement in 2004, Supt. Bamford pushed ahead with a third police station in Scarborough. With the help and support of the community and local politicians, 43 Division is open and fully operational.