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John Ortner

Professional Photographer

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…

Curve Ball Gala June 2018

Curve Ball Gala joined with Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and alumni for a special evening with friends, fun and of course, fundraising for an exceptional cause! Mingled with the country’s baseball elite and enjoyed food and drink. The Jays Care Foundation charity Curve Ball Gala, presented by Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Invesco, Rogers, and Samsung.…

Fight for Youth April 2018

Fight for Youth was held at the Arcadian Court, proceeds from the event when to Spider Jones Believe to Achieve Foundation.  Sponsored by Scott Sutherland. Special guests in the past have been boxing legends George Chuvalo and Razor Donovan Ruddock, the Trailer Park Boys, former Toronto Blue Jay great Kelly Gruber, Dragon’s Den star Mike Wekerle  Spider Jones runs his Chalkfarm area after-school…

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 Runway   Photos FAT…

FAT Fashion Art Toronto Backstage Studio 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. The entire FAT Fashions shows can be seen at on my…

FAT Fashion Art Toronto Shows 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. The entire FAT Fashions shows can be seen at on my…

Spring for Peace May 2018

Spring for Peace celebrated its 15th anniversary annual fundraising gala that took place at the stunning The Globe and Mail Centre on Thursday, May 10 this year. A memorable evening that was filled with music, entertainment, tasty food, awesome cocktails and fantastic panoramic city and lake views. The #S4P2018 gala featured MC Dwight Drummond, co-host…

Tastemaster May 2018

Tastemaster at the Evergreen Brick Works this year had a stellar line-up of Toronto’s best culinary talent for the two-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…

Heart of Fashion May 2018

Heart of Fashions gala and fashion show was held this year at 55 Barber Greene Rd. Over 500 guests attended this year in an informally setting with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, decadent indulgences and luscious little plates of the culinary wizardry created by the Chef Tony LOSCHIAVO at l’Eat Catering the official caterer of Heart of…

Seneca College Fashion Shows April 2018

Seneca College Redefining Design Fashion Show held this year at the campus was in April. The Graduating fashion designs students’ annual show included men and women Fashion Collections with the student graduating class of 2018. Awards for given out after the show for students Fashion Alumni Awards Scholarship Fundraiser.   Seneca      Facebook  …

Starlight Gala April 2018

Starlight Gala the 23rd 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,…