Mario Romano

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"After 36 years, Mario has recently returned to the music scene practicing arduously and reawakening the young jazz talent within."

Philanthropy

Mario is a Board Director with some of Canada's most significant charities, hospitals and humanitarian organizations.

Giving generously to the Passionate Sisters Convent and Chabad Richmond Hill demonstrates Mario's ecumenical convictions. With the provision of land and cash from Mario, these Christian and Jewish organizations have built new community centres and places of worship. He and his family have been honoured by having the Chabad Richmond Hill synagogue named the Chabad Romano Centre. A privilege given to very few Christians.

Support to various hospitals is also a priority for Mario: these include Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, the Breast Cancer Unit at York Central Hospital and the Olser Health Centre.

An avid supporter of the arts, Mario along with others, spearheaded the building of the Art Gallery of Ontario's "Galleria Italia', a wing of the AGO dedicated to Italian Culture and Art.

Mario has received numerous honours, among them by the House of Lords in London for his work with F.R.O.D.O Kids. This is part of his ongoing commitment to sponsoring impoverished children around the world through various organizations.

Most recently, Mario received one of the highest honours given by the Republic of Italy and was named a "Cavalliere alla Stella D’Oro".