Bottle service, infinity pools and big-ticket gifts: a who’s who of Toronto’s richest kids on Instagram

Bottle service, infinity pools and big-ticket gifts: a who’s who of Toronto’s richest kids on Instagram

In most respects, the ultra-rich live by different rules—but they use the same internet as the rest of us. Just like everyone else in their age group, the teenage and twenty-something children of Toronto’s business elite have taken to social media in general, and the photo-sharing site Instagram in particular. Browsing their public accounts is like peering through a mansion keyhole into a kind of life most of us know little about and will never lead. If your friends’ perfectly curated Facebook and Instagram pages make you want to crawl into your closet with a bottle of gin, avert your eyes. These are our very own rich kids of Instagram—the progeny of wealthy Toronto families—and their feeds are a jaw-dropping, envy-inducing cross between Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Tessa Thomson, 21

Lineage: Daughter of David Thomson, chair of Thomson Reuters (and Canada’s richest human), and his first wife Mary Lou La Prairie
Home Base: South Beach, Miami
Occupation: Student at University of Miami
Followers: 2,056
Instagram Handle: tessathomson

Truffle popcorn fiends @madison_roehrig #Hotel #LoveYou #Bff #Miami #Babe A photo posted by Tessa Thomson (@tessathomson) on

 

NYE eve @johannahjenken @carly_bethj

 

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That time of year again A photo posted by Tessa Thomson (@tessathomson) on

 

Tbt Spot the hamster

 

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A young Tessa with her dad, David Thomson.

Chloe Rogers

Age: 17
Lineage: Daughter of Rogers Communications deputy chair Edward Rogers and socialite Suzanne Rogers
Home Base: Toronto
Occupation: Student and model
Followers: 3,012
Instagram Handle: chlorogers

 

Such a typical me picture

 

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Baby Simba and Nala. :) I’m officially obsessed with lions.. A photo posted by Chloé Rogers (@chlorogers) on

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Familyy A photo posted by Chloé Rogers (@chlorogers) on

Chloe with her father, Edward Rogers.

 

Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards last night! u mommy @suzannerogerstoronto #CAFA

 

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Chloe with her mother, Suzanne Rogers.

A average view @teeganwilliams A photo posted by Chloé Rogers (@chlorogers) on

Jenna Bitove Naumovich, 30

Lineage: Daughter of Vonna Bitove, executive director of the Bitove Foundation
Home Base: Toronto
Occupation: Stylist at The Room
Followers: 4,518
Instagram Handle: jennanaumovich

Merry Christmas hope Santa was good to everyone #merrychristmas #happyholidays #thankful

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Some treats @moschino @itsjeremyscott #moschino #nybuy #jeremyscott   A photo posted by Jenna Bitove Naumovich (@jennanaumovich) on

My own Saint Nick got me some red @nickfreda #merrychristmas #allcrystal #christianlouboutin #rarefind #oneofakind #cinderella #thankyou

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Princess and the Pea #mommybear #saturdaymornings #vanityfair   A photo posted by Jenna Bitove Naumovich (@jennanaumovich) on

Jenna’s mother, Vonna Bitove.

Blair Bitove, 22

Lineage: Daughter of Sirius XM Canada founder John Bitove and his wife, Randi
Home Bases: Toronto, L.A., Palm Beach
Occupation: Student at University of Southern California
Followers: 1,414
Instagram Handle: blairbitove

Kolten doesn’t approve of any of my captions

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Eating like I’m seated at Swiss, Sotto and Joso’s #jacquesincanada #toronto #drake   A photo posted by Blair Bitove (@blairbitove) on

All night on the beach til the break of dawn #blairchella #21

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presents from paris   A photo posted by Blair Bitove (@blairbitove) on

Brett Bitove, 24

Lineage: Son of Sirius XM Canada founder John Bitove and his wife, Randi
Home Base: Chicago
Occupation: Law student at Loyola University
Followers: 756
Insagram Handle: brettbitove

#gameday #superbowl #12thman #letsgohawks?

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Nikki Walker, 21

Lineage: Daughter of Belinda Stronach and her first husband, Magna International CEO Donald Walker
Home Base: Aurora
Occupation: Student at University of Waterloo and competitive horse rider
Followers: 976
Instagram Handle: nikkiwalker4

With the partner in crime at the Centennial Ball @belindastronach #rom100   A photo posted by Nikki Walker (@nikkiwalker4) on

Nikki and her mother, Belinda Stronach.

Do you believe in life after love? #cher #legend @djfrankwalker @belindastronach

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Nikki with her brother, Frank Walker; her grandfather, Frank Stronach; her mother, Belinda Stronach (and, yes, Cher).

How things haven’t changed #tbt #minime #minipony #addicted   A photo posted by Nikki Walker (@nikkiwalker4) on

A young Nikki with Frank Stronach.

Cooper loving in Ireland

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Frank Walker, 23

Lineage: Son of Belinda Stronach and her first husband, Magna International CEO Donald Walker
Home Base: Toronto
Occupation: Music producer and DJ
Followers: 1,028
Instagram Handle: djfrankwalker

Frank with his father, Donald Walker.

Cleophee Eaton, 33

Lineage: Daughter of senator Nicole Eaton and businessman Thor Eaton
Home Base: Toronto
Occupation: Gallerist turned scarf designer
Followers: 335
Instagram Handle: cleopheeeaton

Mistou in Net-a-Porter   A photo posted by Cleophee Eaton (@cleopheeeaton) on

Love the thick invite @victoriabrendangrace !

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Julian DeGasperis, 30-something

Lineage: Son of Lina and Jim DeGasperis, president of Con-Strada Construction
Home Base: Toronto
Occupation: Real estate sales
Followers: 440
Instagram Handle: yourbuddyjules

This’ll do. #FourSeasons #Sultanahmet A photo posted by Julian (@yourbuddyjules) on

The truth is: I am Iron Man.

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