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

Ron Watson is a former school trustee and city councillor, who remembers the population of Scarborough was 250,000, when he and his wife arrived in 1956.


Ron worked in sales and marketing for a Scarborough-based company before finding his way into public service in 1964, when he was elected as a school trustee. Voted onto municipal council in 1966, he remained there, with only a few brief retirements, until 1997. Ron ran in 13 Scarborough elections and has served on dozens of boards and committees. In 1996 he chaired the year-long bicentennial celebrations for the former City of Scarborough.


In 1985, Ron Watson authored Keep ’Em Rolling: A History of the Canadian National Railway, which was also a hit south of the border. The book later served as a basis for the engineering field studies of what is now the Rogers Centre.


In recognition of his contribution and long-service to Scarborough, Toronto City Council honoured Ron in 2005 by renaming Tam O’Shanter Park the Ron Watson Park.


Artist, author and newspaper columnist with The Scarborough Mirror, Ron is affectionately dubbed the “Mayor of Agincourt” and still resides in Scarborough.