Shawn Mendes to receive the Allan Slaight honour from Canada's Walk of Fame

 - Mendes to be presented with this honour at the Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Show Saturday, November 7 at Toronto's Sony Centre -

- Tickets for the star-studded event go on sale Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm ET -

- Televised special to be broadcast on Global later this year -

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TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame announced today that singer-songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Shawn Mendes is the recipient of the 2015 Allan Slaight Honour. Recognizing young, inspirational Canadian music artists who have achieved international success, Mendes will be presented with this honour during the Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Show on Saturday, November 7 from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets to the star-studded celebration are available through the Sony Centre beginning Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm at ET. To purchase tickets, go to or call 1-855-872-SONY (1-855-872-7669). The Canada's Walk of Fame televised special will be broadcast nationally on Global later this year.

Hailed as "Music's First Vine Star" by Billboard, and one of Time Magazine's most influential teens of 2014, Shawn Mendes is a force to be reckoned with. Crowned "The real deal" by Teen Vogue, he was first discovered by manager Andrew Gertier through a series of performance videos that he posted online. Since then, Mendes has transitioned from viral online sensation to full-fledged industry best-seller, securing sought after performance opportunities on the The Late Show With David LettermanGood Morning AmericaLive with Kelly & Michael, Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen.

Now in its sixth year, the Allan Slaight Honour is presented to a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry. The honour is accompanied by a $10,000 honorarium and will be presented during the Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Show.

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SOURCE Canada's Walk of Fame

For further information: Media Contacts for Canada's Walk of Fame: Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, 416-628-5610,; Andrea McLoughlin, Holmes PR, 416-628-5609,; Media Contact for Shawn Mendes: Shelley Fremont, Universal Music Canada, 416-718-4141,

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