Bay Street moguls, celebrity chefs, condo kings and the Mayor-elect: The who’s who of Toronto celebrate Toronto Life’s 50 Most Influential People of 2014
Last night, Toronto Life hosted the city’s top politicians, power brokers, celebrity chefs and media personalities to celebrate the launch of its annual list of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential people. 400 notable invitees convened at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto, to honour the inspiring individuals who made a positive impact to the city this year. Guests of honour included Mayor-elect John Tory, Donna Quan (TDSB), Jennifer Keesmaat (City Hall), John Ruffolo (OMERS Ventures), Mike Wekerle (Difference Capital), Robert Deluce (Porter Airlines), Matt Galloway (CBC), George Stroumboulopoulos (Hockey Night in Canada), Sara Diamond (OCAD), Andy Byford (TTC), Jeff Stober (The Drake), Susur Lee (Lee, Bent, Luckee) — plus notable guests Jeffrey Remedios, Lisa Tant, Rahul Bhardwaj, Jagmeet Singh, Daniel Faria, and more.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto dished out hors d’oeuvre after hors d’oeuvre, had a chef-manned carving station, plus a raw bar. Platinum sponsor Jaguar Land Rover delivered VIPs to the event in a fleet of their high performance cars and showcased vintage photos of the world’s most influential in their Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Gold sponsor Samsung gave invitees a sneak peek of their Galaxy Note 4 and the interactive S Pen by turning handwritten notes into personalized t-shirts. Silver sponsor John Varvatos created a rock-and-roll fragrance lounge where guests had the opportunity to enter to win stylish gear from the brand. Singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell entertained as guests sipped creative cocktails from bronze sponsor Elit by Stolichnaya.
The December issue is available on newsstands on November 13. In the mean time, see all the party photos here and take a peek at who made it on to this year’s list of the 50 most influential people.