John D. McKellar, C.M., Q.C., Chair

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A lawyer with the firm WeirFoulds LLP, Mr. McKellar is known for the many preforming artists and arts organizations he has advised, counseled and supported. In addition to being Chair of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, he is Chair of the Toronto Arts Council, Vice Chairman Ontario Arts Foundation, Chairman of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, an advisor to the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and a board member of Tarragon Theatre, Off-Centre Music Salon and The Glenn Gould Foundation. He has, alone or with others, produced shows at ArtWorld Theatre, Blythe Centre for the Arts, The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Princess of Wales Theatre, The Wintergarden Theater, The National Arts Centre, The Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Kennedy Centre in Washington and has several other theatrical projects now in development. He is a past president of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and a past member of the Canada Council for the Arts Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Theatre sub-committee of the Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts.