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

Peter Appleyard is one of Canada’s best known musicians. Born in Cleethorpes, England, he began drumming in the ’20s, with British dance bands. He moved to Scarborough in 1954, where he began playing the vibraphone.


A musician and composer, Peter’s biggest music breakthrough came in the early ’70s, when asked to join famed jazz musician Benny Goodman.


Mr. Goodman quickly recognized Peter’s talent, making him a full band member and providing him with the opportunity to play for music icons such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Peter has performed in many famous venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, and spent eight years with Benny Goodman’s band.


In 1961, Peter went on to co-host his own CBC Radio show with singer Patti Lewis and later moved to CBC Television, to star in Peter Appleyard Presents, a variety show produced in Toronto and syndicated throughout North America.

Peter has worked with many Canadian artists, including Diana Krall, Anne Murray, Oscar Peterson and Hagood Hardy.