Toronto

Gordie Howe's Walk of Fame star needs repair

Gordie Howe's plaque on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto has a sizable crack in it — and the legendary hockey player's family wants it fixed.
Gordie Howe's star on Toronto's Walk of Fame is cracked and chipped. ((Tony Smyth/CBC))

Gordie Howe's plaque on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto has a sizable crack in it — and the legendary hockey player's family wants it fixed.

His son, Marty Howe, says in an email to The Canadian Press that he doubts Gordie was aware about the crack in his plaque, but is sure he and the family would like it fixed.

Howe's isn't the only star that's damaged on the walk.

The one honouring actor William Shatner has some chips in it.

Walk of Fame president Peter Soumalias blames freezing and thawing during the winter and snowplows.

He says it's the city's job to fix the plaques.

But the city's director of transportation services says if a plaque needs replacing, the Walk of Fame will have to provide a new one for city crews to insert.

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