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Canadians shocked to learn Canada's walk of fame features many Americans

Canada’s Walk of Fame is a list of names that spans thirteen blocks in the heart of downtown Toronto. They’re supposed to represent the best and brightest stars in Canadian film, television, and music, but many visitors are upset to discover that the list is full of Americans.
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Canada's Walk of Fame is a list of names that spans thirteen blocks in the heart of downtown Toronto. They're supposed to represent the best and brightest stars in Canadian film, television, and music, but many visitors are upset to discover that the list is full of Americans.

The chairman of Canada's Walk of Fame, Winston Carver, spoke with host Pat Kelly about the Walk of Fame and his decision to include Americans on the coveted list.

"I can confirm to you that not all of the names on the Walk of Fame are in fact Canadian names," Carver said.

"Thirteen blocks is a lot of space," he said. "And we came to the realization early on that if we're being honest with ourselves, we've got about two and a half blocks of famous Canadian names."

Some of the non-Canadian names: Alyssa Milano, Lee Majors, Phil Mickelson, Tony Danza and the entire cast of Who's the Boss.

"Alyssa Milano sits in that perfect pocket, no one's really aware where she's from," Carver said.

Listen to the full story to find out more about Carver's decision to include American's in Canada's Walk of Fame.

Thanks to listener Dave Rail‏ for getting us to look into this idea.


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