11 New Sidewalk Stars Added to Canada's Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame has commemorated more than 200 stars to date along King Street and Simcoe Street in Toronto.

Manus Hopkins
May 24, 2023

Canada’s Walk of Fame is rolling out the red carpet for a special ceremony to unveil 11 newly minted sidewalk stars that will permanently line Toronto’s Entertainment District. Stars for Inductees such as Keanu Reeves, Senator Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and Bruce Cockburn will be recognized from the Class of 2020 and 2021, along with an esteemed group of Inductees who will be in attendance to unveil their permanent place in history and share the milestone with family, friends, and fans invited to join in the public street celebration outside of Roy Thomson Hall.  


As the organization celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, Canada’s Walk of Fame has commemorated more than 200 stars to date along King Street and Simcoe Street in Toronto.  In 2018, Canada’s Walk of Fame expanded its star unveilings across the country with the launch of the Hometown Stars initiative, providing future Inductees with an opportunity to celebrate their induction with a free public celebration in their hometown.


WHEN:        Friday, May 26, 2023


TIME:            Media Sign-In at 12:00 P.M. – CLICK HERE TO RSVP

                      Unveiling: 12:15-12:30 P.M. -- SHARP

                      Red carpet interviews with Inductees: 12:30-1 P.M.

                      Unveiling to proceed - rain or shine


WHERE:      60 Simcoe Street  (East side of Roy Thomson Hall between King and Wellington Streets) 


WHO:           2020 and 2021 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees in attendance

  • Ajay Virmani, Trailblazing entrepreneur 
  • Bret “Hitman” Hart, A true champion and among the greatest professional wrestlers of all time 
  • Graham Greene, One of Canada’s most beloved and iconic actors
  • Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B / Soul and ambassador for women’s empowerment 
  • Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, James Collip (posthumously) – The Team that saved 300 million lives and counting with their discovery of insulin. 

Bob Banting, great nephew of Frederick Banting, along with Margaret and Charley Best, grandchildren of Charles Best, will attend the unveiling.

  • Salome Bey (posthumously), Canada’s first lady of blues.

Her daughter Tuku and son-in-law David Cox will attend the unveiling

  • Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame

·         Councillor Ausma Malik, Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York


Canada’s Walk of Fame will also unveil the stars for Inductees Allan Slaight, Bruce Cockburn, Damian Warner, Keanu Reeves and Senator Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire.

Manus Hopkins

Manus Hopkins is the Assistant Editor of Canadian Musician