In late December 2019, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Artscape was thrilled to see our long-term partners and city builders, Mitchell Cohen and Ken Greenberg, both named as Members of the Order of Canada, among 75 other notable Canadians.
Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, was named for his contributions to urban development and for his commitment to community building. Mitchell Cohen works hands-on in partnership with Artscape to produce the musical theatre performance, The Journey, an initiative that last year raised over $1 million dollars for Daniels Spectrum to benefit the Regent Park Community. He shares with Artscape our passion for community consultation.
Ken Greenberg, Toronto, was named for leading large-scale projects in various cities across Canada as an urban designer, teacher, writer and environmental advocate. He has been an essential force in community planning, providing insight on development and revitalization projects such as West Queen West, Regent Park and The Waterfront. Ken has always ensured a role for arts and culture in the city of Toronto.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities. Appointments to the Order of Canada are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
Congratulations to both Mitchell and Ken, and all the other honorees on their achievement.