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Press Releases

ONE ALL-CANADIAN FESTIVAL. OVER 35 ACTS. CANADA'S WALK OF FAME FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING IS ANNOUNCED
August 18, 2015

(Toronto, Ontario) Tuesday, August 18Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival returns to Toronto this September 24 – October 1 for the sixth annual celebration of Canadian arts featuring free performances at Yonge-Dundas Square, the return of the annual Massey Hall concert series, and introducing a new rising star music showcase at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

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THE TEA PARTY CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALBUM THE EDGES OF TWILIGHT WITH CANADIAN TOUR
June 22, 2015

To commemorate the 20th  anniversary of  The Edges of Twilight, The Tea Party have announced the release of a deluxe remastered CD, remastered LP, and a North American tour.

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INAUGURAL HONOUR TO ANNUALLY RECOGNIZE AN EVERYDAY CANADIAN HERO AT CANADA’S WALK OF FAME CELEBRATIONS IN TORONTO
June 15, 2015

(Toronto, ON) June 15, 2015 – Canada’s Walk of Fame today announced the launch of the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour - a new 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 & Slaight music co-present at Play the parks
June 11, 2015

“Canada’s Walk of Fame and Slaight Music are committed to showcasing and providing opportunities for emerging Canadian music artists,” says Melanie Hurley, CEO, Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ‘EMERGING ARTIST MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM’ SUPPORTED BY RBC
April 14, 2015

(Toronto, ON) April 14, 2015 – Only two weeks remain for submissions to be considered for the Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC. The program, which was created in 2013 as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs and Scholarships, aims to foster and support the next generation of gifted Canadian talent. This year’s national competition will focus on music and offers more than $100,000 in total prize value, including performance opportunities at Canada’s Walk of Fame events, twenty-five (25) hours of private recording studio time with a producer, and mentorship by established Canadian music talent. 

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CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE ‘EMERGING ARTIST MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM’ SPONSORED BY RBC
March 4, 2015

(Toronto, ON) March 4, 2015 – Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the return of the highly successful Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs and Scholarships.

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Lewis Rusen Appointed as New Chairman of Canada's Walk of Fame Board
December 3, 2014

(Toronto, Ontario) December 3, 2014 - Canada’s Walk of Fame announces the appointment of Lewis Rusen as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Rusen is President of the Leadership and Talent Consulting business in North America at Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services.  He joined the Canada’s Walk of Fame Board in 2010 and has been a member of the Board Executive Committee since 2012.

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THE 2014 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME TO AIR ON GLOBAL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 8PM ET/PT
December 2, 2014

(Toronto, Ontario) December 2, 2014 – Rounding out 2014 on an inspirational high note, Global will air a star-studded salute to this year’s remarkable Canadians during the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame on Friday, December 19 at 8pm ET/PT. Beloved Canadian actor and director, Jason Priestley hosts the two-hour special that pays tribute to this year’s inductees: Louise Arbour, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and International Lawyer; The Band, Musicians; Jeff Healey, Musician and posthumous Cineplex Legends Inductee; Rachel McAdams, Actor; Ryan Reynolds, Actor; and Hayley Wickenheiser, Athlete. In addition, the show honours The Weeknd, the recipient of the Allan Slaight Award.

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KNOCKOUT LINEUP OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME TRIBUTE SHOW
October 13, 2014

TORONTO, October 14, 2014 – It’s all about Canadian star power on the yellow carpet as Shaw Media and Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today the all-star lineup of presenters and performers for the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute Show.Hosted by Jason Priestley, the not-to-be-missed television event airs Friday, December 19 – 8pm ET/PT on Global.

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JASON PRIESTLEY JOINS THE CELEBRATION AS HOST OF THE 2014 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME TRIBUTE SHOW
September 30, 2014

TORONTO, September 30, 2014 Shaw Media and Canada's Walk of Fame are proud to welcome Jason Priestley as Host of the 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show,as announced exclusively by ET Canada. The beloved Actor and Director will emcee the star-studded, two-hour event airing on Friday, December 19 at 8 pm ET/PT on Global. Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute Showcelebrates top-notch Canadians who have made a substantial contribution to Canadian culture, treats viewers to show-stopping performances, and showcases the incredible talent this country has to offer. Presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

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MORE THAN 50 PERFORMERS TAKE OVER TORONTO’S DAVID PECAUT SQUARE AS PART OF CANADA’S WALK OF FAME FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 22-24
September 17, 2014

(Toronto, Ontario) September 17, 2014 – Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with National Premier Partner RBC, announces three days of free programming as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, presented by Tim Hortons. Taking over Toronto’s David Pecaut Square from September 22 – September 24, the Festival features an all-Canadian lineup of multi-disciplinary acts, from musical performances to book readings, stand-up comedy to breakdancing routines.

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CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2014 INDUCTEES
September 16, 2014

(Toronto, Ontario) September 16, 2014 – Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with National Premier Partner RBC and Shaw Media and in partnership with RBC® Visa Infinite‡ Avion®, announced today at a press conference in Toronto, the names of six new inductees.

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