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Press Releases

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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NORTH YORK’S AYAZ VIRANI WINS CANADA’S WALK OF FAME 2016 EMERGING ARTIST MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM GRAND PRIZE
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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CALLING ALL CANADIANS TO NOMINATE AN UNSUNG HERO
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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Announcing the 2015 broadcast show performers and presenters!
October 28, 2015

Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with Shaw Media, announced today that 17-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Shawn Mendes, who is being honoured as this year’s Allan Slaight Honour recipient, will take to the stage for a special performance at Canada’s Walk of Fame 2015. In addition, four-time JUNO Award winner Johnny Reid is scheduled to perform music from his highly anticipated upcoming album, What Love is All About, set for release November 13. 

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Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour Winner Annoucement
October 27, 2015

(Toronto, ON) October 27, 2015 – Canada’s Walk of Fame today announced the recipient of the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour - a new initiative launched earlier this year that annually recognizes a special Canadian whose outstanding work in the arts, culture or sports positively impacts their community and inspires the next generation. Evelyn Wilson of Carrying Place, Ontario is the first recipient of this honour. 

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CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE 2015 INDUCTEES
September 29, 2015

(Toronto, ON) September 29, 2015 – Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with Shaw Media, announced today at a press conference the names of the 2015 inductees, bringing the total number inducted to date to 161. One of Canada’s premier actors and a newly announced inductee, Wendy Crewson, was present for the announcement at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Also announced this week, Jason Priestley will be returning to host the 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Show. - See more at: http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/media-galleries/press-releases/canada%E2%80%99s-walk-of-fame-announces-the-2015-inductees?p=1#sthash.OEIze3aP.dpuf

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SHAWN MENDES TO RECEIVE THE ALLAN SLAIGHT HONOUR FROM CANADA’S WALK OF FAME
September 28, 2015

Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today that singer-songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Shawn Mendes is the recipient of the 2015 Allan Slaight Honour. Recognizing young, inspirational Canadian music artists who have achieved international success, Mendes will be presented with this honour during the Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Show on Saturday, November 7 from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets to the star-studded celebration are available through the Sony Centre beginning Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm at ET. To purchase tickets, go to sonycentre.ca or call 1-855-872-SONY (1-855-872-7669). The Canada’s Walk of Fame televised special will be broadcast nationally on Global later this year.

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