A more than forty year resident of Etobicoke, Norm Stoneburgh began his football career with Toronto's Balmy Beach Club in 1954. For the next thirteen seasons, from 1955 to 1967, he was a perennial Canadian Football League all-star centre with the Toronto Argonauts.
Growing up in the Danforth - Pape area of east Toronto, Norm attended East York Collegiate. He played junior football with Parkdale Lions before joining the Balmy Beach Club where he was noticed by Argos trainer George Stockwell. Norm began his pro career at the age of nineteen.
For nine years in a row, Norm was selected to the CFL's all-star team. In 1974 he was selected to the Argonauts Team of the Century.
Professionally, Norm has provided jobs for many residents of Etobicoke through his various business enterprises including construction, home building and development.
Norm lives in the Markland Woods area. Along with his sporting contributions, Norm continues to give to the Etobicoke community through his volunteer work. For many years he has shared his compassion for the homeless through his work at the Scott Mission. He has also volunteered his time with terminally ill patients at Etobicoke's Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Over the past years he has also donated blood more than 100 times to Canadian Blood Services. During his playing days, Norm was actively involved with Big Brothers. Norm and his wife Dolores raised six children.