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John Ortner

Professional Photographer

Art For Animals

Art For Animals is an annual silent art auction featuring some of Toronto’s top emerging artists. All proceeds of the evening go to Mercy For Animals. The night is filled with one-of-a-kind art, fantastic music, incredible food, flowing wine, and amazing raffle prizes. Artists have a chance to showcase their work and mingle with potential…

Waterfront Awards July 2019

The 2nd annual Waterfront Awards presented by Waterfront Magazine, celebrating outstanding women in the Toronto community, took place on July 19th 2019 at the Globe and Mail Centre. Guests gathered on the 17th floor before the awards ceremony to see the amazing talent lineup, including live painting by Angela Kim, live drawing from caricaturist Jennifer,…

CAFW Canadian Asian Fashion Week June 2019

This year Canadian Asian Fashion Week (CAFW), held their fashion shows at Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto for the first time. The two-day event had a Buyers Pop-up Showcase Cash and Carry, Charity Fundraiser on the first day and the second day dozen of dancers,, singers, and lots of fashions shows all night. Designers…

Power Ball 21 June 2019

The 21st annual Powerball took place at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery on June 6th 2019. Entitled Powerball: 21 Club, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery held their most sought out event of the year in collaboration with Holt Renfrew. The art gallery was transformed into a bustling party with interactive art exhibits to…

The Fashionable Escape Precious Threads June 2019

A fundraiser at Artscape Wychwood Barns that featured a luxury line debut/high fashion runway show presentation by multi-award winning fashion brand –Precious Threads by Abiola. All in support of Women’s Habitat – an outreach centre assisting women and children fleeing domestic violence. Fashionable Escape                 Precious Threads    …

SMASH Nourish June 2019

SMASH: Nourish was a night of bold artwork, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and invigorating experiences. Art directed by RBC Senior Curator Corrie Jackson and hosted by the Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle, SMASH: Nourish brought together leading Canadian contemporary artists for a vibrant party dripping with creativity. This event sells out every year so get…

Toronto Taste June 2019

Toronto Taste 2019 was a magical event from start to finish. Upon entering the beautiful Evergreen Brick Works, guests were greeted by jugglers on stilts, acrobats, aerialists, and other carnival performers as the scent of over fifty different food and beverage stations awaited them. From mouth-watering fried chicken, to vegan flatbread with chickpeas, and foie…

Eva`s Home For Life June 2019

Eva’s Home for Life, Toronto’s favourite home design charity marketplace and auction that helps end youth homelessness. Once again held at the Evergreen Brick Works in June. June 20th marked Eva’s 25th anniversary since opening thier first shelter, Eva’s Place. In honour and celebration of Eva Smith’s bold vision to help homeless youth, we are…

All-Star Gala June 2019

This year the Gala took place at the Toronto Event Centre on Friday, June 21st and will again brought together an assortment of professional athletes and personalities from hockey and other sports. All net proceeds go to Dr. Seeds research project on congenital heart disease at the Hospital for Sick Children and the event promises to…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Moda Fashion Party June 2019

A night of fashion, food and fun took place on June 19th at Square One in Missisauga. The rotund of Square One was transformed into a beautiful fashion show viewing area, with the Genesis G70 car of the year at the back for photobooth opportunities. Special guests included Italian comedy legend Ezio Greggio; the president…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Moda Fashion Show June 2019

A night of fashion, food and fun took place on June 19th at Square One in Missisauga. The rotund of Square One was transformed into a beautiful fashion show viewing area, with the Genesis G70 car of the year at the back for photobooth opportunities. Special guests included Italian comedy legend Ezio Greggio; the president…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Opening Gala June 2019

On June 13th, Ricarda’s on 134 Peter St. was transformed into a display of fine Italian cuisine mixed with the enthusiasm of Raptors fans for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival’s Grand Opening Soirée. The entirety of the QRC West building was filled with a variety of Italian cuisine. Homemade pasta, freshly sliced prosciutto and drinks…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Launch May 2019

The ICFF was presented in a variety of Canadian cities including: Toronto, Vaughan, Vancouver, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City. Using the power of the moving image to both entertain and educate, ICFF defies conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Italian and global communities. All ICFF films are subtitled in English (or…

Tastemaster May 2019

Tastemaster at the Evergreen Brick Works this year had a stellar line-up of Toronto’s best culinary talent for the three-day showcase of the city’s finest food & drink. Guests tasted never before seen dishes from one-off collaborations between Toronto’s best chefs, and sampled a curated selection of restaurants, wineries, breweries and artisan producers. All of…

CAFA Awards Afterparty May 2019

CAFA the Canadian Fashion Awards and afterparty was held again at the Fairmont Royal York. CAFA hosted its fifth annual red-carpet Awards show at the end of May. It was a unique evening that united Canadian talent and fashion influencers from all over the world. Honouring designers, models, image-makers, stylists, and influencers, CAFA has established…

Best of Italy May 2019

The “Best of Italy” Wine Tasting Event took place on Monday, May 27th at the Liberty Grand Entertainment and was Presented by in partnership between Gambero Rosso and Liberty Entertainment Group, this event showcased wine that has been presented the esteemed Tre Bicchieri (“Three Glasses”) award from a panel of independent experts, making these some…

FAT Fashion Art Toronto Backstage Studio April 2019

FAT, Fashion Art Toronto fashion week held again at the Daniels Spectrum featured over 50 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers. FAT’s runway showcased set the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk. FAT         Facebook         Photos…

FAT Fashion Art Toronto Events April 2018

FAT, Fashion Art Toronto fashion week held again at the Daniels Spectrum featured over 50 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers. FAT’s runway showcased set the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk. FAT         Facebook        Photos FAT…

FAT Fashion Art Toronto Backstage Studio April 2019

FAT, Fashion Art Toronto fashion week held again at the Daniels Spectrum featured over 50 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers. FAT’s runway showcased set the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk. FAT         Facebook        Photos FAT    …

FAT Fashion Art Toronto fashion Week April 2019

FAT, Fashion Art Toronto fashion week held again at the Daniels Spectrum featured over 50 runway shows from the best emerging and established, national and international designers. FAT’s runway showcased set the standard for a new era of cutting edge presentations on the catwalk. FAT      Facebook       Photos FAT    …

Seneca College Fashion Show April 2019

Seneca College Redefining Design Fashion Show was held this year at Daniels Spectrum with FAT, Fashion Art Toronto fashion week in April. The Graduating fashion designs students’ annual show included men and women Fashion Collections with the student graduating class of 2019. Awards for given out after the show for students Fashion Alumni Awards Scholarship…

George Brown Fashion Shows April 2019

George Brown Fashion Shows of the graduating class of 2019 was held this year at Artscape Wychwood Barns in April. Produced by the graduating fashion students, the event offered graduates to display their talents and work during the fashion show and STUDIO portfolio presentations, and networked to establish direct contact with fashion industry professionals during…

OCAD Exhibition Reception May 2019

900 promising young artists and designers exhibited at the biggest GradEx ever — OCAD University’s 104th This year, GradEx was a five-day exhibition spread across four buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university threw open its doors, and invited the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD…

Testimonial Dinner and Awards April 2019

This year PPF Awards was held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosted by Lisa LaFlamme of CTV News and honoured Rona Ambrose, Alan Bernstein, George Cope, Pierre-Marc Johnson and Farah Mohamed. PPF Awards also recognized emerging leader Maayan Ziv and the winner of the Hyman Solomon Award for Public Policy Journalism, Karyn Pugliese. Read more…

Ryerson Mass Exodus Event April 2019

Mass Exodus was held again at Daniels Spectrum showcased the graduating fashion design student’s collections from their 4-year program. Mass Exodus is a trademarked fashion event nurtured over the last twenty years by generations of Ryerson School of Fashion students. With the purpose of promoting School of Fashion graduating students, Mass Exodus is an important…

Ryerson Mass Exodus Studio April 2019

Mass Exodus was held again at Daniels Spectrum showcased the graduating fashion design student’s collections from their 4-year program. Mass Exodus is a trademarked fashion event nurtured over the last twenty years by generations of Ryerson School of Fashion students. With the purpose of promoting School of Fashion graduating students, Mass Exodus is an important…

Ryerson Mass Exodus Fashion Shows April 2019

Mass Exodus held again at Daniels Spectrum showcased the graduating fashion design student’s collections from their 4-year program. Mass Exodus is a trademarked fashion event nurtured over the last twenty years by generations of Ryerson School of Fashion students. With the purpose of promoting School of Fashion graduating students, Mass Exodus is an important event…

Angels Catwalk Sick Kids April 2019

The 6th annual Angels Catwalk for SickKids, was an evening of VIP experiences, held onece again at the Steam Whistle Brewing Thursday, April 4th. Over the past five years, the Angels Catwalk for SickKids event has raised over 1.1 million dollars. This premier red-carpet event once again featured some of the hottest fashions to walk…

Starlight Gala March 2019

Starlight Gala the 24rd Annual Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala. The black-tie gala is the largest annual fundraiser that provides much-needed support for vital programming provided by Starlight Children’s Foundation. This event has risen over $6.5 million to date, in support of Starlight’s work, as a result of the tremendous philanthropic spirit and generosity of sponsorships,…

SNAP March 2019

SNAP was held this year at Arcadian Court Thursday, March 21st. SNAP is one of ACT’s two annual fundraising events. A photographic fundraiser featuring a Live and Silent Art Auction, and a photo competition. Over the past fifteen years, SNAP has provided patrons with an opportunity to support ACT’s programs and services, increase their awareness…

Black Diamond Ball February 2019

Toronto’s fourth annual TD Black Diamond Ball was held at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York Hotel and filled with entertainers, business leaders, and community members for a night of unforgettable music, dance and food by today’s hottest local and international talents. This black-tie affair is part of TD Bank’s annual Black History Month series of…

RC Restaurants Canada Show February 2019

The RC Restaurants Canada Exhibit was held this year at the Direct Energy Building for everyone one who is in the hospitality business – owners, operators, president, c-suite executives buyer, managers, caterer, chef, hotelier and foodservice professionals. Shopping for the latest equipment or innovative products and services, looking for the next best thing to include…

The Artist Project February 2019

The Artist Project held again at the CNE`s Better Living Centre from February 2oth to 23rd it is a contemporary art fair is in its 12th year, and curates diverse works from over 300 national artists.. 300+ amazing artists to discover and buy works from. Attending The Artist Project opening night party to celebrate the talent…

Women in Governance Gala February 2019

The first Women in Governance’s annual recognition gala in Toronto was held at the Ritz-Carlton on February 20th honouring 31 major organizations that have received Parity Certification (from bronze to platinum). Katie Taylor, Chair of the Board of RBC and Jacques Goulet, President of Sun Life Financial Canada will be co-chaired this prestigious gala that…

Night to Nurture Gala February 2019

The Night to Nurture Gala celebrated their 40th anniversary this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 3500 hundred guests attended for a dinner and finished the night whit a live concert. This year The Barenaked Ladies were first up and preforming for almost an hour of their greatest hits before Bryan Adams finished the…