Scotiabank Arena Icons
Scotiabank Arena ICONS, honours performers who have helped establish the venue as a global entertainment destination through artist recognition.
To publicly recognize these iconic artists and to share this celebration with fans, a permanent Scotiabank Arena ICONS fixture has been installed in the Galleria showcasing and honouring the names of those inducted.
A key element of Scotiabank Arena ICONS is honouring the artist through an induction into the program. Evaluated by an entertainment industry consortium, iconic performers are inducted based on their outstanding achievement and ongoing contribution to Scotiabank Arena and Toronto as a global leader in live entertainment
- Russell Peters
- The Tragically Hip
- Bon Jovi
In addition to being added to the Scotiabank Arena ICONS board, Scotiabank Arena will also donate money to the charity of the artist’s choice and Canadian music education charity, MusiCounts. MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances or cultural background, have access to a music program through their school. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships, and other music education initiatives.
The consortium includes:
- Riley O’Connor (Chairman - Live Nation)
- Scott Henderson (Vice President of Communications - Bell Media)
- Allan Reid (CEO and President - CARAS, The Juno Awards and MusiCounts)
- Julie Adam (Senior Vice President - Rogers Radio)
- Melissa Bubb-Clarke (Head of Music Partnerships - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment).