News Release
June 8, 2023

The City of Toronto held its sixth annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony last night at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to honour 17 new inductees.

City Manager Paul Johnson and General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Janie Romoff congratulated inductees for their achievements and contributions to sport excellence in Toronto. The following are this year’s recipients in each of the 11 categories:

  •  Athletes of the Year: Summer McIntosh and Henoc Muamba
  • Special Olympics Athletes of the Year: Tatem Morrison and Jeffrey Campbell
  • Para-Athletes of the Year: Claire Buchanan and Shayne Smith
  • Builder: Ann Doggett
  • Corporate Builder: Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
  • Team of the Year: Toronto Argonauts
  • Coach of the Year: Ajay Sharma
  • City of Sport Lifetime Achievement: Byron MacDonald
  • Sport Legends: Nora Young and Dwayne De Rosario
  • Spirit of Sport: Diversity and Inclusion: Katie Heggtveit
  • Community Sport Volunteers: Hodan Hussein, Mark Poyser and Wasiq Zia

Photos and bios of this year’s inductees are available on the City’s website.

The Toronto Sport Hall of Honour is a legacy initiative of the City’s Host City Showcase Program from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Nominations for next year’s Toronto Sport Hall of Honour are open until December 31, 2023.

More information about the Toronto Sport Hall of Honour, including induction ceremony categories, is available on the City’s website.


“I would like to congratulate these local luminaries who have done so much to enrich our communities, teach our youth and inspire us with their passion for and dedication to sport.”

– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee

“From the gridiron to pool, and everywhere in between, Toronto is home to a long and storied tradition of sports excellency. I am honoured to recognize the new inductees into the Toronto Sport Hall of Honour. They have charted the course for more people across the city to access the games they love and their efforts have made sports more meaningful and inclusive for all of us.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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