Brantford Walk of Fame Project
The City of Brantford's Walk of Fame monument located in Armouries Gore Park honours the outstanding achievements of local citizens, past and present. There are currently 24 inductees into Brantford's Walk of Fame:
1997 - Phil Hartman, Doug Jarvis, Dr. James Hillier
1998 - Pauline Johnson, Arnold Anderson, Samuel Stedman
1999 - Walter Gretzky, Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Emily Stowe
2000 - Cockshutt Family (Ignatius, James, Jane), Pat Godin, Century of Olympians
2002 - Thomas B. Costain, Joseph Thayendanegea Brant, Debra Brown
2003 - Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Jay Silverheels
2004 - Wayne Gretzky, Gary Farmer, Linda Schuyler, Allen Pizzey
2005 - Summerhays Brothers, Lawren Harris, June Callwood
In 2008, Brantford City Council approved the design and construction of a new Walk of Fame monument structure and feature park space, to pay tribute to Brantford’s distinguished citizens. With the assistance of MMM Group, a design concept and construction drawings for a new monument structure and park space has been completed, based on the principles established by a former Task Force comprised of representatives from the Parks, Recreation, and Water Front Advisory Committee, the Tourism Advisory Committee, and the Heritage Committee, as well as, staff from Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Tourism.
The new Walk of Fame monument included a re-design of Armories Gore Park located at the intersections of Brant Avenue, Dalhousie and Colborne Streets. The surrounding 'waterwise' garden features perennial plantings.
The Walk of Fame was completed in July 2013 and was dedicated on October 19, 2013.
Opportunities for Involvement & Future Inductions
Citizen members are welcome to participate in the Walk of Fame Task Force, which will oversee the ongoing Walk of Fame recognition program after the project is complete. Contact the Policy Planning Division at 519-759-4150 to learn more about the Walk of Fame Task Force.
If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact the following project team members.
Parks and Recreation
Manager of Park Design & Open Space Development
519-756-1500 ext. 5527
Manager, Tourism and Marketing
519-751-9900 ext. 5049
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