Toronto’s Walk of Fame vs. Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Walking in the Entertainment District of Downtown Toronto, I discovered their Walk of Fame.  It’s actually called Canada’s Walk of Fame, and it honors well known Canadians with a tile on the pavement, just like in Hollywood.  People like Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Jim Carrey, Wayne Gretzky, Alex Trebek, Shania Twain, and Joni Mitchell.  Or Robbie Robertson, the guitar player for The Band:


Looking at these names really pointed out to me what influence Canadians have had in the entertainment industry.  Sure, I knew a lot of America’s well known comedians are actually Canadian (Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Mike Myers), but there are some seriously heavy hitting entertainers from Canada.  Louis B. Mayer?  As in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer?  As in the founder of MGM?  Dude’s Canadian.  I’m just glad he cut that hockey scene from The Wizard of Oz.


Since I live in Los Angeles, I couldn’t stop myself from comparing Canada’s Walk of Fame to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  I made a pros/cons list for Canada’s.  Here it is:


-Doesn’t smell like urine.

-No homeless guys sleeping in doorways.

-Refreshing lack of racist cartoon characters posing for pictures.

-Next to a lovely park.

-Traffic not congested and the drivers are very polite.

-You always feel safe walking down the street.

-Not even one juiced up dude reeking of cologne.

-Aspiring, amateur “musicians” aren’t busking on the street hoping to be discovered by an agent.

-Devoid of party girls drunkenly stumbling along the sidewalk on a “girls night out” bender.


-It’s not Hollywood.

Jun 2013
POSTED BY travelbugrobert

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