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John Ortner

Professional Photographer

City Moguls Party November 2018

City MOGULS annual party that featured Toronto’s most innovative and newsworthy entrepreneurs and influencers in an unforgettable fashion show for charity. Showcasing the achievements of MOGULS in our community, City MOGULS provides a platform for young, like-minded individuals to give back and get involved in Canadian charities. The annual event attracts young professionals from all…

City Moguls Fashion Show November 2018

City MOGULS annual party that featured Toronto’s most innovative and newsworthy entrepreneurs and influencers in an unforgettable fashion show for charity. Showcasing the achievements of MOGULS in our community, City MOGULS provides a platform for young, like-minded individuals to give back and get involved in Canadian charities. The annual event attracts young professionals from all different industries…

Notable Awards November 2018

Notable Life Awards this year’s at Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, (#NotableAwards) November 2018. Hosted by Hockey player Brandon Prust and Actress wife Maripier Morin for the night. Entertainment was h Annual Notable Awards winner headliner Dwayne Gretzky. Food venders and dozens of wine and liquor sponsors from all the favourite Toronto hotspots, as well as…

Anokhi Diwali Masquerade Ball November 2018

Anokhi Diwali Masquerade Ball was at the Sheraton Centre Hotel Dominion Ballroom. ANOKHI MEDIA brought together its entire portfolio of brands for this elite, professional, and boutique party with The ANOKHI EMPOWER ME Campaign. Anokh presented a retrospective on some of the key personalities from the global South Asian community who’s contribution to global society…

Top Ten Event November 2018

Top Ten Event was held this year at the John Bassett Theatre in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Stuart Knight the founder hosted the speaking event featuring ten accomplished people with ten minutes each that took everyone on a journey that left the audience wanting more. Sometimes shocking, always uplifting and never disappointed, these speakers…

Variety Gala November 2018

Variety Gala at Toronto Reference Library was an exciting evening of laughter, creativity and joy as they celebrated 70 years of helping children with a disability achieve their dreams, acquire confidence and take on the world. If all that wasn’t enough, a fully stocked Silent Auction, 50/50 draw, incredible Live Auction items and more! A cocktail style evening included a…

Mayor’s Evening for the Arts November 2018

Mayor’s Evening for the Arts
held in November at the historic Royal York Hotel, A gala in support of Arts in the Parks, the biggest, most inclusive arts initiative that Toronto has ever seen, bringing over 300 professional theatre, dance, music events and workshops to every corner of the city, The gala included a dinner, cocktail…

Startup Fashion Week Studio October 2018

Launched in 2014 by Jodi Goodfellow, Startup Fashion Week™ has provided countless opportunities for emerging models, entrepreneurs, designers and creative media. We are cultivating Canada’s most connected and empowered fashion community by programming educational events and showcase opportunities. Startup events have attracted guests, participants and partnerships from all across Canada and have also attracted interest…

Startup Fashion Week Event October 2018

Launched in 2014 by Jodi Goodfellow, Startup Fashion Week™ has provided countless opportunities for emerging models, entrepreneurs, designers and creative media. We are cultivating Canada’s most connected and empowered fashion community by programming educational events and showcase opportunities. Startup events have attracted guests, participants and partnerships from all across Canada and have also attracted interest…

Startup Fashion Week Shows October 2018

Launched in 2014 by Jodi Goodfellow, Startup Fashion Week™ has provided countless opportunities for emerging models, entrepreneurs, designers and creative media. We are cultivating Canada’s most connected and empowered fashion community by programming educational events and showcase opportunities. Startup events have attracted guests, participants and partnerships from all across Canada and have also attracted interest…

Waterfront Open World Film Festival October 2018

The WATERFRONT MAGAZINE launch of the “FILM FOR PEACE” contest at the 4TH OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL on October 20, 2018. Waterfront Magazine’s “Film for Peace” initiative has got into a strategic partnership with Open World Toronto Film Festival. These two creative platforms aim to promote a new generation of outstanding young filmmakers that…

Taste Canada Awards October 2018

Taste Canada Awards Celebrated at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel this October. The winners of Canada’s culinary writing awards with a total, 24 Gold and Silver awards were handed out to authors of culinary books and food blogs at the Gala “When we write about food, we are really writing about humanity and community; about love…

Eva’s Taste Matters October 2018

Eva’s Taste Matters at the Atrium in Queen Richmond Centre was a celebration of Toronto’s finest food and beverages, Eva’s Taste Matters, presented by TD and held in honour of World Food Day helot young people experiencing homelessness access better nutrition. Hosted by Top Chef Brad Long in support of Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth,…

Cocktail Crawl September 2018

Cocktail Crawl a social networking community event hosted at the JessGO Gallery.in Toronto. The event explored traditional and new aspects of Summer. Guest enjoyed an evening of networking, vendors, live entertainment; cocktails Guests had a chance of shopping an array of carefully selected goods. This spring mix and mingle was not to be missed. Networking…

TIFF Waterfront Film for Peace September 2018

Waterfront`s Film for Peace launch at Toulà Restaurant High atop Toronto’s entertainment district, on the 38th floor of The Westin Harbour Castle. The creative solution to ending violence in our community! The escalation of violence in Toronto must be addressed now! Toronto Waterfront Magazine (TWM) and Anti-Violence Educational Services (AV Youth) are taking a progressive…

TIFF DOC Party September 2018

TIFF DOC Documentary Organization of Canada Party at the Design Exchange. The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of independent documentary makers across Canada. DOC is the premier organization for Canadian documentary advocacy, analyzing policy, conducting insightful research and speaking up at all levels of government to help Canadian documentary flourish. DOC…

TIFF UniFrance French Cinema Party September 2018

TIFF UniFrance Toronto Film Festival Party at the Fifth Social Club, The uniFrance party celebrated top French filmmakers and talents at TIFF. Stars included Christophe Lamber and Elsa Zylberstein of Un Plus Une, Eva Husson of Bang Gang, Clemance Poesy and Pamela Anderson.   UniFrance          TIFF          Fifth Social Club…

TIFF Toronto Life September 2018

Toronto Life and FASHION‘s annual Best Dressed TIFF party in Yorkville. Some of Toronto’s most fashionable came together on September 6 at Best Dressed 2018, presented by NARS Cosmetics, to celebrate the release of Toronto Life’s eighth annual Stylebook issue, featuring the best-dressed people from across the city. The FASHION and Toronto Life event coincided…

TIFF WIFT September 2018

WIFT-T’ was held at the CBC in September, WIFT is a popular networking event held during TIFF that brings together the community members, partners, visiting filmmakers and special guests for a special catered event honouring the contributions of Canadian women in the Television, Film and entertainment industry.   WIFT-T’     TIFF      …

TIFF Artists for Peace and Justice September 2018

Windsor’s Arms held this years Artists for Peace and Justice annual TIFF-gala. The annual gathering in support of Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) has been a philanthropic staple during the Toronto International Film Festival for the past decade. And while other fundraisers have come and gone, this one has thrived, raising impressive $1.4-million dollars…

TIFF IT House Portrait Studio September 2018

NKPR IT House x Producers Ball Portrait Studio in Partnership with Rolling Stone. Kicked off from September 6 through September 8, in a collaboration with the Scott Brothers Entertainment (Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home), NKPR co-created a landmark destination, the IT House x Producers Ball. In its third year, the IT House x…

Toronto Cider Festival August 2018

The Toronto Cider Festival was once again held at the Waterfront this year. Winner of the Notable Best Festival Award in 2017, Toronto Cider Festival created an environment where Toronto’s vibrant community kicked back, relaxed and celebrated the end of summer with delicious ciders in hand! I2018, we’ll be brought together over 100 kinds of…

TIFF Canada Launch August 2018

TIFF Canada Launched its preview of Canadian TIFF premieres at the Royal York in August 20i8 Season. Also TIFF Canada announced the Canadian Rising Stars Festival’s Partial Lineup. The 2018 Canadian lineup consists of Devery Jacobs, Lamar Johnson, Michaela Kurimsky, and Jess Salgueiro, with Salgueiro, Johnson and Kurimsky all appearing in films in TIFF’s Official…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Moda Fashion Party June 2018

ICFF Moda Fashion Event held in Yorkville had Ryerson fashion student designers as well as established Designers held a fashion show of their collections for the VIP’s in attendance at, 140 Yorkville Avenue. The best student designer won an award for best collection after the judges picked the winner after the seeing the collections on…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Opening Gala June 2018

ICFF Opening Gala and Red Carpet, was at the QRC-Ricardo at 134 Peter Street for the second time. The Gala featured actors Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Battiston, Fabio Rovazzi,with many other dignitaries and Vip’s who attended the party and enjoyed great food, open bar and delicious desserts. Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the…

ICFF Red Carpet Like a Cat on a Highway June 2018

Opening Screening of Like a Cat on a Highway had actor Antonio Albanese speaking in the screening and on the Red Carpet, at TIFFs Bell Lightbox. Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest Italian film festivals outside of Italy. Each year, the…

ICFF Italian Film Festival Launch May 2018

Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest Italian film festivals outside of Italy. Each year, the ICFF is proud to present an inspiring lineup – the best from newly released Italian and international cinema. The ICFF is presented in a…

George Brown Fashion Shows April 2018

George Brown Fashion Shows of the graduating class of 2018 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…

Fight To End Cancer May 2018

Presented by Landscape Plus Ltd. and Combustion Training, the yearlong fundraising efforts of the Fight To End Cancer are celebrated each year in an event like no other. Featuring a new group of white-collar men and women, with no prior boxing experience, Fight To End Cancer’s annual black tie gala concluded months of their intense…

Power Ball XX Carousal May 2018

Power Ball XX: Carousal, the Power Plants annual ball this year i collaborated with fashion house Max Mara, for the fourth consecutive year, to present Toronto’s most notorious art party, From its inception in 1999, Power Ball thrives as an ambitious fundraising event that provides vital funds for exhibitions and public programs at The Power…