Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #34 — Daryl Katz

Re-making downtown Edmonton

Daryl Katz, Founder, Katz Group
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#34: Daryl Katz

Founder, Katz Group

Why he matters: Re-making downtown Edmonton

This was the year Edmonton’s long hoped-for, much-debated downtown arena development finally took shape, aiming for a puck drop at the start of the 2016–17 NHL season. The driving force behind the $1.7-billion ICE District is homegrown drugstore billionaire and Edmonton Oilers’ owner Daryl Katz. As if that weren’t enough to keep him busy, he inked a deal last spring with Hollywood producer Joel Silver, best known for the Matrix and Die Hard franchises, to create Silver Pictures Entertainment.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #33 Elyse Allan
▼ #35 Darren Entwistle