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Barenaked Ladies, Monika Schnarre honoured at Scarborough Walk of Fame

Model Monika Schnarre and band The Barenaked Ladies were among the seven names added to Scarborough’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday.

The Walk of Fame is located in the food court of the Scarborough Town Centre, near McCowan and Ellesemere roads.

“Barenaked Ladies owes a lot to Scarborough. In fact, we wouldn’t be a band if it wasn’t for the Scarborough music camp where we all met,” Jim Creeggan, the band’s bassist, said at the ceremony.

“It was a chance for all of us to come together and get to know each other. I think that having that kind of priority, of music as a priority in schools, gave us our future and introduced us to friends for life.”

Former CTV anchor Christine Bentley, poet Dwayne Morgan, former MPP Gerry Phillips, swimmer Judie Oliver and historians Lionel Purcell and Richard Schofield were all inducted to the Walk of Fame.

The Walk of Fame began in 2006 with the induction of basketball player Jamaal Magloire and former CityNews reporter David Onley. Onley is now the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.

The late Bob Hunter, a co-founder of Greenpeace and a former CityNews reporter, was inducted in 2007.

The Walk celebrates people who were born or have spent their formative years in Scarborough and have made significant accomplishments in arts & culture, science, education, environment, sports, community, entertainment and business.