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

Wes "Maestro" Williams first came into the public eye in 1989 with the release of his first album. As Canada's foremost and best selling Hip Hop artist in Canadian history, Maestro Fresh Wes has been pivotal in changing the climate for black music in Canada forever. His influence and popularity precipitated the implementation of a Rap category at the Canadian Music Awards in 1991.


Wes is the winner of two Juno Awards, four Much Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards, and is the first Canadian Rap artist to go Gold (album and single) and Platinum (album). His signature single "Let Your Backbone Slide" is still the only song from a Canadian Hip Hop artist to go Gold.


In recent years, "Maestro" has diversified into the arena of film and television. He has made notable appearances in features such as Honey (Universal Films), Paid in Full (Miramax), Conviction (Paramount) and the Golden Globe-nominated film, Redemption, The Stan "Tookie" Williams Story (Fox Network). He has made guest starring appearances on Soul Food (Showtime), Drop the Beat (CBC), Platinum (UPN/MTV), Blue Murder (Global/Barna Alper), and Jake 2.0 (UPN). Wes is currently appearing in the featured role of "Darius" on CTV's Gemini Award-winning series Instant Star, which is now in its third season and syndicated in 120 countries.