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Press Releases

Canada's Walk of Fame Inductees to Unveil Together on King Street West in Toronto - Wednesday June 7th
May 24, 2017

Jeanne Beker, Corey Hart, Deepa Mehta, Jason Priestley, Darryl Sittler and Sara Waxman in attendance for this special honour.

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March 28, 2017

The Board of Directors for Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Latimer as Chief Executive Officer effective April 3, 2017.

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The 2017 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC is here!
March 13, 2017

Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, returns for a fifth year with $100,000 prize value.


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2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala Credits
December 20, 2016

From the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala on Global TV.

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2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Festival Announced!
August 31, 2016

(Toronto, ON) Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – The seventh annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival is bigger than ever as it returns to Toronto September 20 – 29, 2016. What began as a four-day festival in 2010, has now expanded to a seven-day showcase of Canadian arts and includes the addition of two new venues this year for the Festival’s concert series: the Mod Club and the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The Festival will also include the return of the three-day Yonge-Dundas Square Free Festival and the Future Legends at the Horseshoe showcase.

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Announcing The 2016 Inductees
August 23, 2016

(Toronto, ON) Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with Corus Entertainment, today announced the names of the 2016 inductees. Each has been selected for having excelled in their respective field, for fuelling Canadian pride and for inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. 

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Announcing the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour Recipient
August 22, 2016

(Toronto, Ontario) Monday, August 22, 2016 – Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today that JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Brett Kissel is the recipient of the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour. Recognizing young, inspirational Canadian music artists who have achieved international success, Kissel will be presented with this honour during Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration Events on Thursday, October 6 at Toronto’s Allstream Centre, kicking-off with star-studded red carpet arrivals beginning at 4pm ET. 

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August 15, 2016

(Toronto, ON) August 15, 2016 – Chosen by a selection committee of music industry experts, Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today that Ayaz Virani of North York, Ontario is the Grand Prize winner of its Emerging Artists Music Mentorship Programsupported by RBC, as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs and Scholarships. The program, valued at more than $100,000, provides musicians with the opportunity to grow and develop their skills and industry connections, and take their budding music careers to the next level.

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June 15, 2016

(Toronto, ON) June 15, 2016 – Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the return of the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour - an initiative that annually recognizes a special Canadian whose outstanding work in the arts, culture or sports positively impacts their community and inspires the next generation.

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Canada's Walk of Fame Appoints Two New Members To The Board of Directors
May 11, 2016

(Toronto, ON) May 11, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Canada’s Walk of Fame today announced the appointment of two new members: Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales at Air Canada and Nick Di Donato, President and CEO of Liberty Entertainment Group. With these two new appointments, the Board is now comprised of 11 members with expertise in a variety of industries.

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The 2016 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, Supported by RBC is HERE!
March 14, 2016

(Toronto, ON) March 14, 2016 – Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the return of its Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, one of Canada’s most successful programs supporting aspiring Canadian musical artists. Valued at more than $100,000, this program provides musicians the tools they need to grow – whether it’s private studio time, introductions to renowned artists, access to key influencers, exposure to audiences and media or funding to take their career to the next level. Submissions will be accepted beginning today through to Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET. Visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com for details on eligibility and submission requirements.

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2015 Canada's Walk of Fame Red Carpet Highlights
November 7, 2015

View highlights from the 2015 Canada's Walk of Fame Red Carpet featuring the 2015 Inductees, presenters, performers and celebrity guests!

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