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Canada’s Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honouring Canadians who have achieved excellence in the fields of arts and entertainment, science and technology, business, philanthropy and athletics. Modelled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it stretches along 13 city blocks in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Each inductee’s name and signature are etched onto a plaque embedded on the sidewalk, along with a star resembling a maple leaf. Inductees are honoured at an annual, nationally broadcast gala in Toronto. One hundred and eighty people have been inducted since 1998.

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J.-G. Yon

Yon, J.-G. (Joseph-Georges). Publisher, music dealer, b Montreal 25 Jan 1857, d there 11 May 1945.

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Princess Patricia of Connaught

Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth of Connaught (born 17 March 1886 in London, United Kingdom; died 12 January 1974 in Windlesham, Surrey, United Kingdom). Patricia resided in Canada from 1911 to 1916 and acted as hostess for her father, the Duke of Connaught, during his term as governor general. She gave her name to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and became honorary colonel-in-chief in 1918. A talented artist inspired by Canadian landscapes, she exhibited her paintings in Canadian art exhibitions, and examples of her work remain part of Canadian collections.

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Arcade Fire (Profile)

People in tuxedos fighting over hot dogs. That's the indelible image Win Butler and Régine Chassagne took home from their first trip to the Grammy Awards back in 2006. Their group, Arcade Fire, had received two nominations.

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Diane Tell

Diane Tell (b Fortin). Singer, songwriter, guitarist, b Quebec City, to a Canadian father and US mother, 24 Dec 1957. Her childhood was spent between Paris, Montreal and Val-d'Or, Que. She studied violin and classical guitar at the CMM, and jazz guitar at Saint-Laurent College.

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Jean Bonhomme

Jean (Robert Gérard Joseph) Bonhomme. Tenor, b Ottawa 14 Feb 1937, d there19 Jun l986; BA (Ottawa) 1957. He studied 1961-4 with Raoul Jobin privately and 1962-4 with George Lambert at the RCMT, winning the top vocal award in the 1964 CBC Talent Festival.

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Gisèle MacKenzie

MacKenzie (b LaFlèche), (Marie Marguerite Louise) Gisèle or Gisele. Singer, violinist, actress, b Winnipeg 10 Jan 1927, naturalized US 1955, d Burbank, California, 5 Sept 2003.

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Yoland Guérard

Yoland Guérard. Bass, TV host and producer, administrator, b Joliette, Que, 11 Oct 1923, d Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, 2 Nov 1987.

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Yaëla Hertz

Yaëla Hertz, violinist, teacher (born April 1930 in Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel]; died 30 May 2014 in Montréal, QC).

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R. Murray Schafer

Schafer first drew wide attention through his radical experiments in elementary music education in the late 1960s, which resulted in a series of imaginative educational booklets and several compositions designed for performance by youth orchestras and choirs.

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Debra McGrath

Debra Anne McGrath, actor, comedian, writer, director (born at Toronto 5 July 1954). Deb McGrath began performing at Sir John A. Macdonald High School in musicals, plays and variety shows. She graduated from the theatre program at Ryerson in 1977.

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Jean-Baptiste Labelle

Jean-Baptiste Labelle. Organist, pianist, composer, conductor, b Burlington,Vt, of Canadian parents, September 1825, baptized Montreal 13 Nov 1825, d Montreal 9 Sep 1898. He is thought to have first trained under Joseph Bossu dit Lyonnais of Quebec.

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Arla Saare

Arla Agnes Isabella Axelsdotter Saarukka, film editor (born 28 November 1915 in Finland; died 9 May 2013 in Vancouver, BC). Arla Saare was one of Canada’s first women film editors. After working as a cutter at the National Film Board, Saare worked for CBC TV in Toronto and Vancouver. She edited acclaimed films by Allan King, Harry Rasky and Don Owen and won two Canadian Film Awards.

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Joan Clark

Joan Clark's early work consisted primarily of literature for children and young adults, such as Girl of the Rockies (1968), The Hand of Robin Squires (1977), and The Moons of Madeleine (1987).

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Gordon Kushner

Gordon Kushner (b George Gershon Kushnir). Pianist, conductor, teacher, b Winnipeg 25 May 1916; d Toronto 8 Sep 2007; LRSM 1938, hon fellowship (RCM) 1991.

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Jan Rubes

Rubes decided to expand his musical possibilities and immigrated to Canada on 31 December 1948.

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Al Waxman

Albert Samuel Waxman, "Al," TV and movie performer, director (b at Toronto 2 Mar 1935; d there 17 Jan 2001). As Larry King, the title character of CBC-TV's situation comedy King of Kensington (1975-80), he became one of Canada's most familiar actors.

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Robin Hopper

​Robin Hopper, ceramist, potter, teacher (born 1939 in Selsdon, Surrey, England). For over a half century, Robin Hopper has been one of Canada’s leading artists and advocates of functional clay.