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 CallwoodBrantford's Walk of Fame - July 2013

Project Overview

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.

Project Contacts

If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact the following project team members.

Vicki Armitage
Parks and Recreation  
Manager of Park Design & Open Space Development
519-756-1500 ext. 5527 
varmitage@brantford.ca

Nicole Drake
Economic Development & Tourism
Arts & Culture Coordinator
519-751-9900 ext. 219
nicoledrake@brantford.ca

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