Ballet School Hopes For An 8-Figure Donation

“Wallace McCain, billionaire frozen-food tycoon from New Brunswick, could join an exclusive club this morning when the National Ballet School announces major funding for its $90 million new home… The most intriguing question: Will McCain add his name to the very short list of philanthropists who have given $10 million or more to one of Toronto’s cultural projects?” The National Ballet School has long been one of Canada’s most important (and underfunded) dance institutions, and it is struggling to raise $50 million in private money to go with $40 million of government financing for its new facility.