It’s Toronto’s 180th birthday: Here are 180 people who made a difference
March 5, 2014
To commemorate Toronto’s 180th birthday on March 6, the Star has assembled 180 profiles of memorable people, including city and community builders, innovators, politicians, cultural leaders, artists, entertainers and athletes, business leaders and colourful personalities who left their mark on the city over the course of its history.
“Artists & Entertainers”
Don Carmody (Born 1951)
With more than 100 films to his credit, producer Don Carmody has been a key player behind the growth of Toronto’s $1-billion film and television industry, regularly landing big-budget films such as the recent blockbuster, Pompeii and the Resident Evil series (Resident Evil: Afterlife is the most successful Canadian production ever, with the international box office of $280 million). One notable coup: bringing production of Oscar Best Film winner Chicago to Toronto in 2002, much to the chagrin of Chicago officials.