Giancarlo Giannini placing his handprint on his star at the Italian Walk of Fame
Giancarlo Giannini placing his handprint on his star at the Italian Walk of Fame

The Italian Walk of Fame (IWOF) located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful persons of Italian descent. The walk of fame is located in the downtown Little Italy district. The IWOF consists of stars placed permanently and prominently in the sidewalk on the north side of College Street between Grace Street and Clinton Street.


It was co-founded by Jimi Bertucci and Marisa Lang, and launched on September 7, 2009.


Past inductees include:

Year Name Area of Recognition
2009 Rudoplh Bratty Real estate developer
Phil Esposito Hockey player
Julian Fantino Politician
Connie Francis Singer
Giancarlo Giannini Actor
Johnny Lombardi Broadcaster
2010 Armand Assante Actor
Enrico Colantoni Actor
Frank Iacobucci Supreme Court judge
Frank Mancuso Sr. Film studio executive
Dean Martin (posthumous) Singer
2011 Luigi Aquilini Business man
Bobby Curtola Singer
Alfredo De Gasperis Contractor/developer/builder
Roberto Luongo Hockey player
Franco Nero Actor
Connie Stevens Singer/actress
2012 Carlo Baldassarra Business man
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Actress
Beverly D'Angelo Actress
Joe Pantoliano Actor
2013 Lou Biffis Business man
Jennifer Dale Actress
Robert Davi Actor
John Saxon (posthumous) Actor
2014 Andy Donato Editorial cartoonist
Joseph Mancinelli Business man
Joe Mantegna Actor
Gino Vannelli Singer

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