The Dalai Lama. Nelson Mandela. Celine Dion. George Cohon?
He may not have their starpower, but the Jewish founder of McDonald’s Canada now shares an honorary key to the city of Toronto with a lengthy list of luminaries.
At a City Hall ceremony yesterday, a beaming Mayor Rob Ford presented the 75-year-old Cohon — “a tireless philanthropist and volunteer since he immigrated to Toronto from Chicago in 1967”, according to the Toronto Star — with the oversized key in an engraved case.