TORONTO - Legendary rock trio Rush, Quebec singer Robert Charlebois and Dolores Claman's iconic "The Hockey Theme" are among this year's inductees to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

A gala next month will induct 11 composers and 16 songs into the institution, which officials say will get a permanent "bricks and mortar" home at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Hall of fame president Sylvia Tyson says each of the new inductees have helped define Canada's musical legacy.

Songs that will be honoured include Rush's "Limelight," "Closer to the Heart," "The Spirit of Radio" and "Tom Sawyer," as well as the Charlebois tunes "Fu man chu," "Ordinaire," "Les ailes d'un ange," and "Demain l'hiver."

Other songs making the cut this year are: Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher's "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" and Elizabeth Clarke's "(There's a) Bluebird on Your Windowsill."

The inductees will be honoured at a gala on March 28 in Toronto.