Toronto Symphony ex-boss is divorced without a pay-off

Toronto Symphony ex-boss is divorced without a pay-off


norman lebrecht

March 03, 2018

The long-running divorce of former TSO chief Jeff Melanson and heiress Eleanor McCain has ended to Melanson’s detriment. Melanson claimed a $5 million pay-off. The judge told him, forget it.

The Globe and Mail reports:
The high-profile breakup of Ms. McCain, a singer and McCain Foods heiress, and Mr. Melanson, former president and CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has ended in a divorce – not an annulment as Ms. McCain had sought. Mr. Melanson will not be getting the $5-million payment initially outlined in the couple’s prenuptial agreement, but instead a settlement that has not been disclosed.

Read on here.



  • Sharon says:

    When Slipped Disc’s headline said “divorced” I thought that it meant that he was fired from the orchestra! lol

  • Sue says:

    At least they’re not breaking the law!!!