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DEBORAH COX AND DIRECTOR X AMONG 2022 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES

Hundreds gathered in Toronto for the 2022 Canada’s Walk of Fame. Honourees include Deborah Cox, Director X, and more.

More than 700 guests gathered at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place tonight to honour the latest inductees into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Among them were R&B legend Deborah Cox, director, filmmaker Director X, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star Tatiana Maslany. On hand to present to Cox were international record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. American filmmaker Joel Silver was in attendance to present to Director X.

The festivities included red carpet arrivals, presented by Cadillac, ahead of a night of tributes and performances. A number of 2021 honourees were in attendance, including a tearful Jully Black, who was surprised with her plaque.

Also on hand were six-time Olympic medalist, André De Grasse, presenting to inductee Lionel Conacher, drag performers Tynomi Banks and Jada Shada Hudson (Canada’s Drag Race), singer-songwriter Melanie Fiona who would make a surprise tribute to Cox, Grammy Award nominee Glenn Lewis, and Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey.

See below for a full list of inductees and honourees. Stay tuned for full video coverage coming soon to YouTube and Instagram.

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)


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