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Jully Black, Bret Hart among Canada's Walk of Fame inductees who got their stars

Jully Black poses for a photograph during Canada's Walk of Fame sidewalk star unveiling in Toronto on Friday, May 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO — Movie star Keanu Reeves, singer Jully Black and retired professional wrestler Bret Hart were among the famous Canadians immortalized Friday on Canada's Walk of Fame.

The special ceremony for the new sidewalk stars also recognized actor Graham Greene, entrepreneur Ajay Virmani, singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, track and field athlete Damian Warner and retired senator Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire. 

Posthumous Walk of Fame stars were also unveiled for Canada's "first lady of blues" Salome Bey, media mogul Allan Slaight and members of the team that discovered insulin a century ago: Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod and James Collip. 

Black, Hart, Virmani and Greene attended the afternoon ceremony in Toronto's Entertainment District, cheered on by fans, family members and friends.

Bey's family members, along with descendants of Banting and Best, were also there. 

They are all inductees from the Walk of Fame's class of 2020/2021.

Canada's Walk of Fame, which celebrates the impact of Canadians' accomplishments, has inducted more than 200 people over the past 25 years. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26,2023.

The Canadian Press

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