Stars for Howe, Shatner replaced on Canada's Walk of Fame
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:36PM EST
TORONTO - Cracked stars belonging to legendary Detroit Red Wings right winger Gordie Howe and "Star Trek" actor William Shatner have been replaced on Canada's Walk of Fame.
The new red granite plaques were installed this morning on the sidewalk outside Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto by three city workers as a light drizzle fell.
They used limestone and sand to put in the new plaques to replace those installed in 2000, which had been damaged by a sidewalk snow plow.
The workers also lifted out and reset stones belonging to rockers Nickelback and "Deal or No Deal" game show host Howie Mandel that had heaved out of place.
The original plaque belonging to Howe, a four-time Stanley Cup winner, had a crack on the bottom left corner and some chips out of it -- which had the city and the walk organization in the penalty box with fans.
Shatner's original plaque looked like it was shot up by a phaser along the edge.