150 Neighbours

Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough

Betty Carr

Betty Carr launched the Scarborough Walk of Fame in 2005 – ten years later, she earned her own star as an inspiring and effective advocate celebrated by her community.

Betty served many impactful roles throughout her life: as publisher of The Scarborough Mirror and Toronto Community News until 2012; as a fundraising powerhouse for The Scarborough Hospital; member of Centennial College’s Board of Governors; and Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade.

Originally from Fleetwood, England, the mother of two sons and two grandchildren adopted Scarborough as her home, and dedicated her time to championing initiatives that would bring prosperity and pride to its residents. Stand Up! Scarborough was also her brainchild, a movement that sought to counteract the suburb’s undeserved negative reputation, and highlight the many diverse and noteworthy people and features of the area.

To add to her impressive achievements, Betty chaired a successful United Way campaign cabinet, and is a founding partner of the Internationally Educated Professionals showcase.

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