The inductees and honorees for Canada’s Walk of Fame for 2021 have been revealed, commemorating the excellence and achievements of the country’s best.
Ten new members will be inducted, including actor Keanu Reeves, singer Jully Black, and decathlete Damian Warner.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart, singer Bruce Cockburn, actor Graham Greene, blues artist Salome Bey, and Cargojet CEO and film producer Ajay Virmani will also be inducted.
This year’s list is completed by retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire and the scientists who discovered insulin: Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod, and James Collip.
Serena Ryder will be given the Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour, while footballer Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be given the National Hero Honour.
The Walk of Fame stars adorn the sidewalks of Toronto’s entertainment area. With this year’s additions, the total number of inductees has surpassed 200.
Since 1998, the organisation has recognized outstanding Canadians in five categories: arts and entertainment, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, humanitarianism, science, technology, and innovation, and sports and athletics.
On December 4, the class of 2021 will be recognized during an awards gala at Toronto’s Beanfield Centre. The ceremony will be shown at a later time.