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Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival 2016: Celebrating Canada’s finest

Don Cherry, Ron MacLean
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean pose for a photo during the unveiling of their joint star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2016. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Are you ready for seven straight days jam-packed with Canadian entertainment?

The only event of its kind, the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival celebrates Canadians who have excelled in music, sports, film and television as well as literature, science, social justice and philanthropy.

This year’s fest begins on Sept. 20 and runs until Sept. 29, just days before some of Canada’s most famous faces are inducted to the Walk of Fame.

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The festival kicks off with the Future Legends at The Horseshoe showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 20. It features the rising stars of the Canadian music scene: Cold Specks, Bad Child and Nefe.

Matt Dusk and Florence K headline an exclusive and intimate performance on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Mod Club.

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On Thursday, Sept. 22, the KX Country’s Hot Shots Concert Series will include performances by CCMA nominated artists Leah Daniels, James Barker Band, The Abrams and Washboard Union.

Then, from Sept. 23 to 25, Yonge-Dundas Square will feature several free events including live music, book readings and dance performances. Folks will even have a chance to nab an autograph from Toronto Maple Leafs alumni, or enjoy a lunchtime workout with Goodlife Fitness.

Wrapping up the festival will be Québec rock icon Michel Pagliaro, who’ll make a rare Toronto concert stop on Thursday, Sept. 29. His special guest will be Tom Swick.

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The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees include fashion entrepreneur, television personality and journalist Jeanne Beker; hockey player Darryl Sittler; musician Corey Hart; filmmaker Deepa Mehta; actor/director Jason Priestley and actor/director Al Waxman.

Past inductees include Michael Bublé, Ryan Reynolds, Lawrence Hill and Rachel McAdams. You can see all the stars on the Walk of Fame on King St. in Toronto.

At the gala dinner and TV broadcast on Oct. 6, guests will enjoy a delectable dinner while celebrating the inductees’ achievements. There will be notable presenters and tribute performances from some of Canada’s very best entertainers. It will broadcast nationally on Global TV, and there will be a live-stream of the red carpet on ET Canada.

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Book your tickets for the star-studded gala dinner and TV broadcast here.

For more information on the Walk of Fame Festival, click here.