Canada's Walk of Fame - Allee des Celebrities Canadiennes
I'd never heard of Canada's Walk of Fame - Allee des Celebrities Canadiennes until I saw a segment with Canadian actor Eric McCormack on CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos. The Toronto native was recently inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, described here on its website:
Canada's Walk of Fame is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization. We have chosen as our mission to engage Canadians in celebrating those who have excelled in music, sport, film, television, as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation.The program has been in existence since 1998, and stars of the inductees line 13 blocks of Toronto's King and Simcoe Streets.
The 2010 inductees were among the seven honored at the Tribute Ball at Toronto's Canon Theatre on Oct. 16, 2010. They included McCormack, musician Nelly Furtado, athlete Clara Hughes, musician David Clayton-Thomas, magician Doug Henning, writer Farley Mowat and actor/director Sarah Polley.
Some of the stars have become a little worse for wear over the years, and recently went into rehab: Gordie Howe, William Shatner, Howie Mandel and Nickelback's stars were either replaced or reset.
Eric McCormack photo courtesy Canada's Walk of Fame