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Encyclopedia > Canada's Walk of Fame

Canada's Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. It consists of a series of stars in 13 designated blocks worth of sidewalks in front of Roy Thomson Hall, The Princess of Wales Theatre, and The Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street and Simcoe Street in Toronto, Ontario. Created in 1998, it includes athletes, coaches and other sports figures; actors, directors, writer and producers of movies, television and stage; singers, songwriters and musicians; playwrights; authors; comedians; even cartoonists and supermodels. Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... King Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Look up Athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Interior of the 1928 B. F. Keith Memorial Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... A cartoonist at work. ... Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. ...

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History

The first class of inductees was inducted in 1998, but the Walk of Fame was first conceived back in 1996 when founder and current president Peter Soumalias suggested the idea of a Walk of Fame for famous Torontonians to the board of the Toronto Entertainment District Association. They rejected his idea. He then went on to establish a Walk of Fame for Canadians on his own.


He would partner with Bill Ballard, Dusty Cohl (co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival), and Gary Slaight. Despite not having a lot of money, research and no media plan, they managed to pull it off and the Walk of Fame has since become a popular tourist attraction in Toronto and has been named the Number one Canadian recognition event. Businessman and concert promoter, William (Bill) Ballard was the son of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey mogul Harold Ballard. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world and is the premiere film festival in North America from which the Oscars race begins. ...


The Walk of Fame has since partnered with several different organizations, such as the Mary Pickford Institute to produce a young filmmakers competition. There is also a music competition to be launched in 2007, and a book is planned, which at the moment is titled "108 Great Canadians". There are also plans to manage a festival of Canadian films. [1] Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists. ...


Comparison between the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame

Although it initially seems much like its closest American counterpart, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame differs in many ways. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


The Hollywood Walk allows only celebrities of the silver screen, television, radio and singers/musicians, Canada's Walk allows people of more diverse occupations, as listed above. While most celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are American or have achieved their fame in the USA, Canada's Walk of Fame is exclusive to Canadians. Very few Americans come to Canada and achieve fame, and so an international allowance is redundant. This is not to say immigrants are not allowed, only the celebrity must have held Canadian citizenship or had a primary residence in the country at one point. As Canada's entertainment industry grows, more actors, singers and other creative personalities might start to appear on the Walk. A persons primary residence is the dwelling where they usually live, typically a house or an apartment. ...


Both Walks have stars signifying each celebrity's spot, but the American path requires an upkeep fee, unlike the Canadian counterpart which actually is a true hall of fame. Whereas any celebrity that meets criteria can finance their way into the American walk, Canadian are selected via a supervising committee, and thus must earn their honour. Finally, Canadians stars are inducted in an annual group ceremony; Hollywood rarely inducts more than two major stars at a time. As well, celebrities can have more than one star in the Hollywood Walk. The same celebrity can be honoured as many as five times under the various categories. This does not happen in Canada's Walk, although some may have an individual star but also be inducted as part of a larger group, such as John Candy, Martin Short and Eugene Levy who have their own star but also were in Second City Television. John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian/American actor, writer, and producer. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Those that are eligible for Canada's Walk Of Fame must be born in, or have spent much of their early life in Canada, have had national or international impact on Canada's Heritage and must have at least 10 years of experience in their own field of service.


There have really been no true controversies about who has or hasn't been inducted. Some feel that there should be fewer producers and lesser-known artists and writers on the walk of fame, because although they are very successful, they are not as famous as many of those who are not inducted and thus make the Walk of Fame seem more like a "Walk of Success".


List of Inductees

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2007 Inductees

For the third straight year, Canadians will be able to vote for who they wish to be inducted. The voting will close February 28, 2007. [2] February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


2006 Inductees

The 2006 inductees were announced on March 8, 2006 . It was previously announced that WWE Diva Trish Stratus would host the induction ceremony Toronto's Hummingbird Centre, which took place on June 3, 2006. The 2006 inductees were Pamela Anderson (Playboy Model & Actress), Jann Arden (Singer), Brendan Fraser (Actor), Robert Goulet (Singer), Eugene Levy (Comedian), Paul Shaffer (Musician) and Alex Trebek (Game Show Host). Also inducted is a group of male skiers known as the Crazy Canucks. This group includes: Ken Read, Steve Podborski, Dave Irwin and Dave Murray . They will all be given the same star. There are three who were not born in Canada who are being inducted: Brendan Fraser, Robert Goulet and Ken Read. Last years group was considered weak because of its lack of star power, but this year the entire group is better known. March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... A WWE Diva Poster from 2003, featuring clockwise from upper left; Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson, Stacy Kiebler, Molly Holly, Sable, and Victoria Diva is a term used by World Wrestling Entertainment for a beautiful woman employed primarily as eye candy and sometimes as a wrestler. ... Patricia Anne Stratigias (born December 18, 1975), better known by the stage and ring name Trish Stratus, is a Canadian fitness model and former professional wrestler. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Jann Arden (born Jann Arden Richards March 27, 1962) is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a fan base primarily in Canada. ... Brendan James Fraser (born December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a Canadian-American actor. ... Robert Gerard Goulet (b. ... Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born Jewish-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! since September 10... The Crazy Canucks were a group of Canadian alpine ski racers who dominated the World Cup in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Steve Podborski (born July 25, 1957) is a Canadian alpine skier. ... Dave Irwin (born July 12, 1954 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) was a two-time Canadian Olympic downhill skier and World Cup champion. ...


See also

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Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... The Royal York Hotel opened in 1929 as the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. ... A blockhouse at Fort York in 2004 Fort York is an historic site of military fortifications and related buildings on the west side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Gibson House is a historic property in North York, Ontario. ... Harbourfront Centre The Harbourfront Centre is a key cultural facility on Toronto, Ontarios waterfront, situated at 235 Queens Quay West. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Front & Yonge in downtown Toronto The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL... Kensington market in downtown Toronto Kensington Market is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 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Rogers Centre, formerly known as (and often still unofficially called) SkyDome, [1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... Varsity Arena is an arena in Toronto, Ontario. ...


Performing arts: Bathurst Street Theatre | Canon Theatre | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres | Four Seasons Centre | Hummingbird Centre | Massey Hall | Princess of Wales Theatre | Royal Alexandra Theatre | Roy Thomson Hall Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. ... The Canon Theatre is one of Torontos live entertainment venues. ... The entrance to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Interior of Winter Garden Theatre The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada. ... Construction and fundraising for the Four Seasons Centre in May 2006. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Inside Massey Hall in 1945. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ...


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