Arts Walk of Fame

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On October 5, 2021, acclaimed Canadian poet and Scotiabank Giller Prize winning author, Ian Williams, was inducted into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame in a live virtual broadcast event from The Rose Brampton. 

Hosted by Jael Richardson, founder and Executive Director of The Festival of Literary Diversity, the induction event featured an intimate conversation with Ian about his captivating career, Brampton roots, and words of advice for aspiring writers. 

Watch Ian Williams' Legacy Video​

Watch the Recording of the Virtual Broadcast​

Learn More and Connect with Ian Williams:


Twitter: @ianwillwrite​

Visit Penguin Random House​ to order your copy of Ian's new release, Disorientation, CBC's top non-fiction pick for fall 2021.


 announcing the 2022 INDUCTEE: DENISE JONES

The City of Brampton is also pleased to announce that the 2022 Brampton Arts Walk of Fame inductee will be the iconic music industry trailblazer and mogul of Afro-Caribbean cultural achievement, Denise Jones.
Denise was a long-time Brampton resident, CEO and co-founder of Jones & Jones Productions, founding Chair of the Juno Awards reggae category, and one of Canada’s Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2018). She will be posthumously celebrated for her work and impact in Canadian music next year. 

 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.​​​​