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Press Releases

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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JASON PRIESTLEY ANNOUNCED AS HOST OF 2015 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME SHOW
September 28, 2015

TORONTO, September 28, 2014 Shaw Media and Canada’s Walk of Fame proudly announced today the return of Jason Priestley as Host of the upcoming 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame show. The beloved Vancouver-born actor/director will emcee the star-studded tribute to iconic Canadians, airing Thursday, December 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Global

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CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 ‘EMERGING ARTIST MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, SUPPORTED BY RBC’ VALUED AT OVER $100,000
September 22, 2015

(Toronto, ON) September 22, 2015 - Canada’s Walk of Fame announced that alt-pop band Ivory Hours from London, Ontario is the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program supported by RBCpart of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs and Scholarships.With the total prize value reaching more than $100,000, seven winners from across Canada were selected for this initiative that aims to support the next generation of gifted Canadian musicians. All winners will perform at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival Emerging Artists Showcase at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square on Wednesday, September 30. 

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CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ADDS JOHNNY REID AND JIMMY RANKIN TO FESTIVAL LINE-UP, SEPTEMBER 25
September 15, 2015

(Toronto, Ontario) Wednesday, September 16 – Multi-platinum selling artist Johnny Reid and iconic East Coast singer songwriter Jimmy Rankin will join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy as special guests during their Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival concert on September 25 at Massey Hall. 

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Brett Kissel, Treble Charger And Skratch Bastid Added to The Canada's Walk of Fame Free Festival Line-Up at Yonge-Dudas Square
September 8, 2015

(Toronto, Ontario) Tuesday, September 8 – One all-Canadian festival with over 35 acts…Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival confirms additional programming for the free component of the festival at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS), September 29 to October 1. For full Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival programming details including times, visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com/events.

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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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