TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Royal Ontario Museum, one of Canada's national landmarks celebrated the completion of a six year, $270 million upgrade with a free concert one June 2nd that featured performances from a number of artists including Natalie MacMaster and Deborah Cox.
Dubbed "World of Possibilities", the concert took place over three stages and saw performances from Grammy-winning artist and composer David Foster, Broadway star and R&B singer Deborah Cox, Opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian, acclaimed environmentalist and scientist David Suzuki, Juno award-winning rap artist K’Naan, jazz singer Dione Taylor, world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster and more.
The unique structure, which began life as an idea sketched on a napkin was named for Michael Lee-Chin, a philanthropist who underwrote $30 million dollars worth of the project. Housing a number of new galleries, which will open through the remainder of 2007 and into 2008. The galleries include: Jim and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Gallery of Africa, Americas and Asia-Pacific, Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume, Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery, Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of the Age of Mammals, and the Wirth Gallery of the Middle East. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers