Celebrating accomplished Canadians and their contribution to national and global culture, Canada’s Walk of Fame has revealed who will join the ranks of inductees this year.
Selected for their role in Canada’s “cultural legacy,” the six 2014 inductees bring the total number of luminaries on Canada’s Walk of Fame to 157.
This year’s inductees are:
- Louise Arbour, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, International Lawyer
- The Band, Musicians
- Jeff Healey, Musician (Cineplex Legends Award)
- Rachel McAdams, Actor
- Ryan Reynolds, Actor
- Hayley Wickenheiser, Athlete
Canada’s Walk of Fame was launched in 1998. In order to qualify, candidates must have been born in or spent their creative or formative years in Canada. They must also have had at least 10 successful years and “a recognized body of work that has had a significant influence on our cultural heritage.”
Vancouverite Reynolds certainly has over a decade of steady Hollywood paychecks, though it’s not clear if it was his work in “Van Wilder,” or on TV’s “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” that really nailed the Canadian cultural heritage component for the actor.
To see the stars on the sidewalk, you’ll have to make your way east. The Stars are displayed along King Street West (between John Street and Simcoe Street) and Simcoe Street (between King Street West and Wellington Street) in downtown Toronto. This year’s inductees will be celebrated Saturday, October 18 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.