Toronto Life Magazine Unveils the Most Influential Torontonians of 2013
Press Release November 11, 2013
TORONTO LIFE’S MOST INFLUENTIAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TORONTO, Canada – November 11, 2013 – On Thursday November 7th, more than 415 of the city’s most powerful people celebrated the launch of THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL TORONTONIANS, as chosen by Toronto Life, the city’s most influential media brand. This annual ranking of Toronto’s definitive power list is featured in the December issue of Toronto Life.
Toronto Life publisher David Hamilton and editor Sarah Fulford welcomed a who’s who of media personalities, politicians and executives to the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom for an evening of great cocktails, superb food and live music.
The December 2013 issue of Toronto Life has the timeliest cover of any magazine in recent memory: it features a provocative illustration of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair by the renowned artist Rodney Pike, whose portrayals of the Rolling Stones, U.S. President Barack Obama and other celebrities have become collectors’ items. December’s Toronto Life hits newsstands on November 14, 2013. It features detailed profiles of the following influencers:
Alan Lenczner (Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin), André Marin (Office of the provincial ombudsman), Andy Byford (TTC), Anthony Lacavera (Wind Mobile), Bill Blair (Toronto Police Service), Cameron Bailey (Toronto International Film Festival), Charles Khabouth (Ink Entertainment), Chris Hadfield (Astronaut), Chrystia Freeland (Liberal Party of Canada), David Mirvish (Mirvish Productions), David Rosenberg (Gluskin Sheff), David and Peter Thomson (Woodbridge), Doug Holyday (Queen’s Park), Drake (Musician), Ed Clark (TD), Elaine Lui (CTV), Gary Slaight (Slaight Music), George Cope (BCE), Gerald Butts (Principal Advisor to Justin Trudeau), Galen Weston (Loblaw Companies), Gord Nixon (RBC), Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz (Indigo and Onex), Jade Raymond (Ubisoft), Jennifer Keesmaat (City Hall), Jian Ghomeshi (CBC), Jim Flaherty (House of Commons), John Campbell (Waterfront Toronto), Jorn Weisbrodt (Luminato), Julie Bristow (Bristow Global Media), Kathleen Wynne (Queen’s Park), Larry Tanenbaum (MLSE and Kilmer Group), Leo, Elvio, and Angelo DelZotto (Tridel), Margaret Atwood (Novelist), Mark Wiseman (CPP Investment Board), Matthew Teitelbaum (Art Gallery of Ontario), Maureen Jensen (OSC), Michael Cooke and Kevin Donovan (Toronto Star), Michael MacMillan (Blue Ant Media), Michael Nobrega (OMERS), Mitzie Hunter (Queen’s Park), Peter Gilgan (Mattamy Homes), Peter Munk (Barrick), Prem Watsa (Fairfax Financial), Rahul Bhardwaj (Toronto Community Foundation), Randy Carlyle (Maple Leafs), Robert Deluce (Porter Airlines), Robert Prichard (Torys LLP), Sarabjit Marwah (Scotiabank), Sheldon Levy (Ryerson University), Tim Leiweke (MLSE).
“Our 50 Most Influential list is a compilation of who we believe has shaped public opinion,” said David Hamilton, publisher of Toronto Life. “This year’s celebration was a smashing success, gathering some of the most impactful individuals in Toronto in one room.”
Honoured guests included eTalk and The Social host Lainey Lui, president and vice chancellor of Ryerson University Sheldon Levy, president and CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation Rahul Bhardwaj, media personality and Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, TTC CEO Andy Byford, president and CEO of Waterfront Toronto John Campbell, president and CEO of Bristow Global Media Julie Bristow, Toronto Star investigative reporter Kevin Donovan, Metrolinx chair Robert Prichard and CEO of Porter Airlines Robert Deluce. A number of the honoured guests arrived in style with luxury car service provided by BMW, the event’s platinum sponsor. Garrison Bespoke also helped to commemorate this year’s list by providing a custom Most Influential shirt and scarf for each of the honoured guests.
Other guests included designer and television personality Sarah Richardson, Holt Renfrew’s Lisa Tant, Hudson’s Bay Company president Bonnie Brooks, and INK Entertainment’s Danny Soberano. The invitees enjoyed Johnnie Walker Platinum in the tasting lounge and were treated to demos of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, featuring a full-colour display and built-in camera.
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