The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is welcoming fans to meet their favourite stars at the FREE FanZone MEET THE STARS event, which is held at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre at 2pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016 during Canadian Screen Week.

“The Academy’s FanZone MEET THE STARS event brings fans together with top Canadian talent,” says Karen Bruce, Academy Director, Membership & Fan Engagement. “It gives the public the opportunity to meet and take pictures with some of the biggest stars from Canadian television shows.”

The event is hosted by Erin Keaney ( and will include personalities from shows on Bell Media, CBC, Family Channel, Rogers, Shaw Media and YTV.

Talent includes:

  • Victoria Baldesarra, The Next Step
  • Michael Bonacini, MasterChef Canada
  • Peter Brown, Big Brother Canada Side Show
  • Kristian Bruun, Orphan Black/ Murdoch Mysteries
  • Madison Ferguson, The Stanley Dynamic
  • Ana Golja, Full Out/ Degrassi: Next Class
  • Jake Goodman, Max & Shred
  • Sarah Hanlon, Big Brother Canada Side Show
  • Jonny Harris, Still Standing/ Murdoch Mysteries
  • Ricardo Hoyos, Degrassi: Next Class
  • Justin Kelly, Between
  • Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Huse Madhavji, Saving Hope
  • Emilia McCarthy, Max & Shred
  • Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Between
  • Jennifer Robertson, Schitt’s Creek
  • Julia Taylor Ross, Saving Hope
  • Brad Smith, Chopped Canada
  • Jordan Todosey, Between
  • Trevor Tordjman, The Next Step
  • Charles Vandervaart, The Stanley Dynamic

#FanZone Front of the Line Contest

Fans can also take part in the #FanZone Front of the Line Contest. To enter they must tweet a selfie naming which person they are most excited to see at FanZone and tag it #CdnScreen16#FanZone.

The Academy’s FanZone MEET THE STARS Contest is now open and runs until March 10. The winner (plus a friend) will receive VIP Access to the FanZone event. The winner will be notifiedMarch 11. For full rules and regulations please visit The FanZone website is supported by the Canada Media Fund, produced with participation of the Bell Fund and developed by Smiley Guy Studios with content provided by Innovate by Day and the Academy.

The Academy’s FanZone MEET THE STARS event takes place on Saturday, March 12 at 2pm at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Please note: This is a Fan PHOTO event, autographs will not be given. For more information please visit