Today, for the first time in Canada’s Walk of Fame history, all of the 2016 Inductees unveiled their recently cemented stars together. Canada’s Walk of Fame runs along King Street West and is a major feature of Toronto’s Entertainment District.
The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees
Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Journalist
Corey Hart, Musician
Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
Jason Priestley, Actor, Director
Darryl Sittler, former NHL Player
Al Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)
The 2016 Inductees were officially inducted in October 2016 during a star-studded gala event in Toronto followed by a national broadcast on Global that featured performances by Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel (2016 Allan Slaight Honour recipient), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee) and Ayaz V. (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC). Presenters included Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient).
Founded in 1998 by Peter Soumalias, in partnership with Bill Ballard, Dusty Cohl and Gary Slaight, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fueling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. To date, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com.
Canada’s Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012.