We’ve all walked on the stars of Canada’s Walk of Fame on the sidewalks in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Stars have been added for famous Canadians including actors, directors, writers, singers, songwriters, athletes, coaches, playwrights, authors, comedians and models. It’s always interesting to know who will be added next. Today, the 2016 inductees were announced. More stars will be added to Canada’s Walk of Fame. The names of the 2016 inductees include:
Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, TV Personality and Journalist
Darryl Sittler, former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Al Waxman, Actor, Star of King of Kensington, Director
Jason Priestley, Actor, Director
Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
Corey Hart, Musician
Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees are selected for excelling in their fields, for instilling Canadian pride and for inspiring young Canadians.
The new inductees will be celebrated at Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The public can attend the outdoor red carpet star unveiling from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala. Tune into the Broadcast Gala, which will feature special performances, on GlobalTV on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 8 p.m.
This year, country music star Brett Kissel will be awarded with the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour. The Allan Slaight Honour recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success in the music industry. Kissel will be honoured with this year’s inductees during Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration.
With the 2016 inductees, there are now 167 stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto’s Entertainment District. The first selection of inductees was inducted in 1998. The stars are located on the sidewalk in front of Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, and the Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street and Simcoe Street. Congratulations to the inductees!