Mississauga-born singer inducted into city’s Music Walk of Fame this weekend


Published September 9, 2022 at 3:37 pm

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Mississauga-born Alessia Cara will be inducted into the city’s Music Walk of Fame this Sunday (Sept. 11) by one of Mississauga’s most famous residents.

Cara, 26, and a resident of Brampton, is out of the country and unable to attend the ceremony at the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame at Port Credit Memorial Park.

However, the accomplished pop/R&B singer/songwriter will be officially inducted by former longtime Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion and then make her acceptance speech and deliver best wishes via video.

Internationally-renowned producer, songwriter and musician Don Mills will also be inducted into the Music Walk of Fame on Sunday.

The Music Walk of Fame, which recognizes local musicians every year, was established in 2012 by late City of Mississauga councillor Jim Tovey.

The musicians’ names are permanently engraved on granite plaques that are installed on the walking path of Port Credit Memorial Park.

The ceremony will take place as part of the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival.

Cara’s debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015), peaked at No. 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

She has received nominations for four Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist in 2018.

The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame induction ceremony features Mississauga musicians and industry leaders who have made a significant contribution to the world of music.

Sunday’s ceremony will focus on paying tribute to those honoured, followed by speeches and the unveiling of the recipients’ stars on the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame.

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