Markham’s Mena Massoud Cast as Aladdin
“The star of Disney's new live-action remake of Aladdin is a young Egyptian-Canadian actor from the Toronto area who is a ‘natural leading man’ says his former university professor. Mena Massoud was born in Egypt but grew up in Markham, Ont., and graduated from Ryerson University's performance acting program in 2014, after transferring from the University of Toronto.
Aurora Cultural Center
The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.
Ontario Arts Council Receives $5 Million Funding Increase
"In May, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport communicated that they would be increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council by $5 million dollars, per year, over the next four years."
Find out how the new funding will affect all organizations that receive operating grants.