Arts Walk of Fame

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announcing the NEXT INDUCTEE

​Photo credit: Kevin Jones.

The City of Brampton is pleased to announce that the next Brampton Arts Walk of Fame inductee will be music industry icon and trailblazer of Afro-Caribbean cultural achievement, Denise Jones.

Denise was a long-time Brampton resident and one of the most influential changemakers in the world of Canadian music. She dedicated her life and career to championing reggae, Black entertainment and Jamaican Canadian culture, serving as a role model, mentor and provider of opportunities for countless artists who have gone on to become award-winners and influencers in their own right. Through her family-run company, Jones & Jones Productions, the Joneses produce some of the biggest reggae concerts and productions ever staged in Canada.

Since her passing in 2020, Denise leaves behind a legacy of incredible achievements. She established the internationally renowned JAMBANA™ One World Festival and was the founding Chair of the Reggae Category for the JUNO Awards. Among her many accolades, Denise was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Urban Music Association of Canada, the Bob Marley Memorial Award for her work in entertainment, a Government of Ontario Community Service Award, a Ministry of Citizenship Ontario Government Award, an African Canadian Achievement Award, and a Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment. She was also named one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women in 2018.

At the 2022 JUNO Awards Festivities, Denise was posthumously awarded the 2022 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award​, a prize that recognizes individuals whose work has significantly impacted the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. 

Denise will be posthumously celebrated for her work and impact on the Brampton community and Canadian music scene with a Brampton Arts Walk of Fame induction in 2022 - details to be announced.

 Recognizing Brampton's Creative Talent

Brampton's Arts Walk of Fame is one of the City’s key recognition programs, celebrating and building connections with the incredible artistic and creative talent emerging from Brampton while inspiring the next generation of artists and creators to follow in their footsteps. 

Hailing from Brampton or having spent their formative years here, inductees are selected for achieving excellence in the arts and entertainment industry, for building pride in the Brampton community and inspiring emerging artists and creators.​​

The City of Brampton is proud to recognize and celebrate the impact and achievements of each of these inductees.​​​​