IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT HOCKEY IN THE TRUE NORTH – TORONTO , CANADA . VISITING THE CANADIAN WALK OF FAME .

You  and  your  brother ,  plus  your  grandparents ,  are  doing  a  little  sightseeing  on  the  third  day  of  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Toronto .

You  basically  shopped  until  all  of  you  dropped  and  ate until  you  were  full  at  Eaton  Center .

Now   it was  time  to  go  to  the  Theater  District  and  see  the  Canadian  Walk  Of  Fame  that  your  grandparents  told  the  two  of  you  about .

Even  though  they  hadn’t  lived  in  Toronto  for  more  years  than  the  two  of  you  could  remember ,  they  still  remembered  where  it  was  located .

”  King  Street  past  Simcoe  Street .  It’s  near  the  Roy  Thompson  Hall  and  the  stars  are  on  both  sides  of  the  streets , ”  says  your  grandfather .

Before  the  two  of  you  see  the  first  star  on  the  sidewalk ,  the  two  of  you  notice  a big  red  empty  chair  that  is  right  in  front  of  the  now  closed  Royal  Alexandra  Theater .

It’s  a  seat  from  the  theater .

Your  grandfather  wants  to  take  a  picture  of  the  two  of  you  on  either  side  of  the  chair ,  since  you  can’t  sit  in  it .

It  just  happens  to  be  roped  off .

Your  grandmother  has  found  the  first  star  right  in  front  of  the  theater .

It  belongs  to  singer  Celine  Dion .

This  isn’t  the  only  star  that  you  all  see  nearby .

Your  brother  has  found  the  star of  the  man  known  as  ”  Mister  Hockey  ” ,  the  late  Gordie  Howe .

The  four  of  you  keep  walking ,  but  you  and  your  brother  keep  your  eyes  out  for  other  stars  of  people  that  you  recognize .

You  both  can’t  believe  that  the  names  on  the  sidewalk  were  actually  people  who  were  born  in  Canada .

Like  the next  star  that  you  see .

It’s  the  actor ,  William  Shatner .

”  Captain  Kirk  is CANADIAN ? !  ” ,  you  ask ,  referring  to  the  role  that he made  famous ,  Captain  Kirk  on Star  Trek .

Your  grandmother  has  stopped  to  take  a  picture  of  another  person  that  she  recognizes .

It’s  the  singer  Paul  Anka ,  who  not  only  has  a  special  place  in  your  grandparents  hearts ,  but  your  late  parents  as  well .

Your  parents  always  had   his  music  playing  at  your  home ,  and they  would  dance  and  sing to  his  songs  when  they  were  around  the  same  ages  that  the  two  of  you  are now .

As  you  all  continue  walking  down  King  Street ,  you  notice  that  while  not  as  big  as  the  Hollywood  Walk  of  Fame ,  there’s  a  lot  of  stars  on  the  street  and  it’s  just  not  actors  or  actresses ,  but people  from  every  walk  of  Canadian  life .

 

You  want  to  get  a  picture  of  the  CN  Tower ,  which  seems  to  be  photo bombing  every  picture  that  you  want  to  take  of  another  theater ,  the  Roy  Thompson  Hall .

As  you  walk  back  towards  your  hotel ,  your  brother  seems  to  be  really  excited  about  another  star  that  he  sees  on  the  sidewalk ,  and  he  nearly  knocks  you  down  to  look  at  it .

”  OH  WOW !  AWESOME ! , ”  you  scream  out ,  just  as  excited  as  your   brother .

Your  grandparents  have  no  idea  why  you  two  are  so  excited  because  they  really  don’t  recognize  the  name .

But  you  and  your  brother  do .

It’s  Mario  Lemieux  and  he’s  not  just  one  of  the  country’s  greatest  hockey  players ,  he  just  happens  to  be  the  owner  of  your  favorite  hockey  team  ,      the  Pittsburgh  Penguins .

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