December 07

Canada’s Walk of Fame Star-Studded Gala Returns @Beanfield Centre, Saturday, December 3rd,2022

Photography By Alex Lam,Video By Shannen Johnstone&Interviews By Jesse Read

More than 700 guests converged at Toronto’s Beanfield Centre on December 3rd to celebrate this year’s Inductees and Honourees during an unforgettable night of tributes and performances.

During the star-studded Red Carpet arrivals, Canada’s Walk of Fame honoured the 2022 Inductees with their commemorative “Star” unveiling; and in lieu of a Gala last year, some of the 2021 Inductees were in attendance and had their Star unveiling moment on the red carpet as well. 

2022 Inductees and Honourees:

  • Deborah Cox (Arts & Entertainment)
  • The Tragically Hip (Humanitarianism)
  • Heather Reisman (Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy)
  • Director X (Arts & Entertainment)
  • Tatiana Maslany (Arts & Entertainment)
  • Just for Laughs / Juste pour rire Group(Arts & Entertainment), accepting on behalf: Bruce Hills, President of Just for Laughs & Charles Décarie, President and CEO of Just For Laughs / Juste pour rire Group
  • Barbara Frum (Legend Award), accepting on behalf: Linda Frum (Daughter) & David Frum (Son)
  • Lionel Conacher (Sports & Athletics), accepting on behalf: Lionel Conacher (Grandson) & Chas Conacher (Great Grandchild)
  • Arkells, Allan Slaight Music Impact Honouree*
  • James Temerty, National Hero Honouree*

            * Honourees are not inducted

2021 Inductees:

  • Jully Black (Arts & Entertainment)
  • Graham Greene (Arts & Entertainment)
  • Ajay Virmani (Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy)
  • Bob Banting and Melinda Best, attending on behalf of Frederick Banting and Charles Best – researchers who discovered insulin over 100 years ago along with 2021 Inductees John Macleod, and James Collip (Science, Technology and Innovation) 

Presenters include:

  • Esteemed journalist Peter Mansbridge presenting to Inductee Barbara Frum
  • Poet and author Margaret Atwood presenting to Inductee Heather Reisman
  • International record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis presenting to Inductee Deborah Cox
  • Comedian and writer Ronny Chieng presenting to Just For Laughs
  • Award-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie presenting to Inductees The Tragically Hip
  • American filmmaker Joel Silver presenting to Inductee Director X
  • Emmy-winning actress and director Helen Shaver presenting to Inductee Tatiana Maslany
  • Six-time Olympic medalist, André De Grasse presenting to Inductee Lionel Conacher
Special appearances and performances beloved drag performers Tynomi Banks and Jada Shada Hudson (Canada’s Drag Race), singer-songwriterMelanie Fiona, Canada’s Walk of Fame winner of the RBC Emerging Musician Prize, Mattmac, 2021 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees, JUNO Award-winning artist, James Baley, singer-songwriter,Donovan Woods, Grammy Award nominee Glenn Lewis, Indigenous youth dancers from Outside Looking In, and more! 
Hosted by ETALK’s Traci MelchorCELEBRATING GREATNESS: CANADA’S WALK OF FAME 2022, airs Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. ET on, and the CTV

We would like to thank Centric PR for the invitation to this year’s Canada’s Walk Of Fame.