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After hearing numerous stories of individuals, community groups and businesses stepping up to help others in need during this public health crisis, the leaders of Centennial College, Scarborough Health Network (SHN), Toronto Zoo and University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) launched the Scarborough Hero Awards in February 2021. This new awards initiative aimed to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to serve the local community in very substantive and impactful ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Announcement of Award Winners:

The Scarborough Hero Award winners have been announced! For more information please click here. We extend our congratulations and deepest gratitude to the Award winners and nominees. Thank you to our community heroes for spreading your kindness, generosity and light to help others in need during COVID-19. 

We will be sharing the inspiring stories of our winners in the coming weeks and we invite you to join us in celebrating their remarkable contributions to the Scarborough community.

Award Winners

By: Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler, Atiyah Azmi, Zia Foley, Leanne Gibson, Anne Kim, Tuncel Mustafa, Yujun Oh, Anna Rasti, Aleksandra Rodneva, Weija Su, Chris Wang

Neighborhood Garden is a community art installation created by students from Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design. The installation serves as a tribute to the heroes and honours the vibrancy and resilience of the Scarborough community. The installation will be open to the public, and will be presented at various Scarborough locations. Please see schedule below for a list of locations and dates:

Toronto Zoo
September 11 - October 11, 2021
University of Toronto Scarborough
October 12 - November 9, 2021
Scarborough Health Network
November 10 - January 5, 2022
Centennial College Progress Campus
January 6 - February 3, 2022
Centennial College Morningside Campus
February 4 - March 3, 2022
Centennial College Story Arts Centre
March 4 - April 1, 2022
Scarborough Town Centre
April 4, 2022 - ongoing
Art Installation
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“During the pandemic we have seen our city and its residents come together to support each other during these difficult times. All of those everyday heroes deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged. I am proud to see Scarborough coming together to recognize local individuals who are making a difference. I encourage residents to nominate someone who they believe has impacted Scarborough and have been working hard during the pandemic to support their community.”