A mix of Canadian talent from film, music, sport and even the law have been ushered into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto this weekend.

Olympic hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Reynolds and former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour were among those who received stars.

Stars were also given to Canadian-American innovators the Band and blind blues-rock guitarist Jeff Healey, who died in 2008.

McAdams says she didn't expect to be inducted and was surprised when she received the news.

Wickenheiser and Reynolds both said they were intrigued by the varied fields of the other inductees.

Reynolds said it was "unreal" to share the stage with Arbour, who was the UN's chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

She made history with the war crimes indictment of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

Canada's Walk of Fame celebrates Canadians who have achieved excellence in a variety of areas, ranging from music, television and film to sports, science, innovation and literature.

Honorees' names are engraved on stars, which are then displayed on the sidewalks of King Street West and Simcoe Street in the downtown Entertainment District.

Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey, seen in this file photo from July 2000, died in Toronto in 2008. (Stephen Chernin/File/Associated Press)

This year's list of inductees was selected from more than 50,000 nominations from across Canada and around the world.

After a red carpet ceremony, the inductees were celebrated at an awards show scheduled to air on Dec. 19.

Reynolds and McAdams have both achieved success in Hollywood but have strong Canadian roots.

McAdams was born in London, Ont., and studied theatre at York University before her breakout roles in 2004's Mean Girls and The Notebook. She went on to play Irene Adler in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and appear in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.

Reynolds, 37, hails from Vancouver and most recently played a distraught father in Atom Egoyan's kidnapping thriller The Captive. He's also known for starring roles in Green Lantern and Buried.

Wickenheiser has been to the Winter Olympics for Canada five times, winning four gold medals and one silver.