Canada’s Walk of Fame: Keanu Reeves gives a shout out to his Canadian hometown while accepting his induction

Keanu Reeves

As fans get ready to welcome the homecoming of Hollywood nice guy and global superstar, Keanu Reeves, who will be in Toronto this week for the blockbuster premiere of The Matrix Resurrections, Canada’s Walk of Fame is also sharing love for its newest Inductee, who will be honoured alongside some of the greatest Canadians making an impact on the world, during a primetime special event airing on Friday, December 17, 8 p.m. ET on CTV,, and the CTV app.Keanu Reeves talks all things Canadian, growing up in Toronto, and of course, hockey.

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

In a sneak peek of his acceptance speech to Canada’s Walk of Fame, the iconic actor, producer, and director who has entertained audiences worldwide for more than three decades, says “I would not be here if not for where I came from.”  He goes on to give a shout out to his elementary school Jesse Ketchum PS, Hazelton Avenue where he lived, and what he recalls as a “wonderful journey of growing up – in a place, in a city, in a culture I am forever grateful for, and to.”  During his emotional, heartfelt, and humbled speech, which will be aired in full this Friday on CTV, Keanu talks all things Canadian, growing up in Toronto, and of course, hockey.  

Canada’s Walk of Fame (Courtesy of Bell Media

In addition to Carrie-Anne Moss who presents the honour to Keanu, some of the greatest Canadians and global superstars have come together to present and celebrate this year’s Inductees and Honourees including Sarah McLachlanChris JerichoBarenaked LadiesRobbie Robertson, and Kyle Lowry; in addition to a special appearance by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.  

Co-hosted by actor and 2010 Inductee, Eric McCormack and ETALK’s Traci MelchorCELEBRATING GREATNESS: CANADA’S WALK OF FAME 2021 airs Friday, December 17, 8 p.m. ET on CTV and begins streaming on Crave beginning Saturday, December 18.

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