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John Ortner

Professional Photographer

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,…

Tastemaster

  Join a stellar line-up of Toronto’s best culinary talent for a two day showcase of the city’s finest food & drink. Taste never before seen dishes from one-off collaborations between Toronto’s best chefs, and sample your away around a curated selection of restaurants, wineries, breweries and artisan producers. All of this under one roof,…

Ryerson Mass Ex Studio April 2018

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…

Ryerson Mass Exodus April 2018

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…

TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week Party March 2018

TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week Fall/Winter shows held at One Yonge St in March, Three days of the best designers showing their new collections on the runway featuring designers such as Stephan Caras, Farley Chatto, Shelli Oh, David Dixon, Di Carlo Couture, Joseph Tassoni, and many more.   TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week    …

TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week March Fall/Winter 2018

TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week Fall/Winter shows held at One Yonge St in March, Three days of the best designers showing their new collections on the runway featuring designers such as Stephan Caras, Farley Chatto, Shelli Oh, David Dixon, Di Carlo Couture, Joseph Tassoni, and many more.   TW Toronto Woman Fashion Week   Facebook…

TW WOMENSFASHION4HOPE March 2018

WOMENSFASHION4HOPE in its second season of its launch was once again at One Yonge St, The Charity fashion show featuring celebrity walk on the runway for the Kol Hope Foundation WOMENSFASHION4HOPE Celebrity Walk-a-thon is a special charitable initiative at TW to raise funds for the Kol Hope Foundation for Children. All proceeds are donated to…

TOM Mens Fashion 4 Hope March 2017

MensFashion4Hope fashion show was once again at One Yonge St featuring a celebrity walk on the runway for the Kol Hope Foundation. MensFashion4Hope Celebrity Walk-a-thon is a special charitable initiative at TOM* to raise funds for the Kol Hope Foundation for Children. All proceeds are donated to the SickKids Hospital via the Kol Hope Fund…

SNAP March 2018

SNAP was once again at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library Thursday, March 30th. 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…

RC Restaurants Canada Show February 2018

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…

Black Diamond Ball February 2018

Toronto’s fourth Black Diamond Ball was held at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York hotel and complete with entertainers, business leaders and community members, 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 cultural events showcasing…

Motionball Gala February 2018

The Motion Ball was held at the Liberty Grand this year, motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF), targeting a “next generation” of supporters Toronto’s Largest Young Professionals Charity Gala The 17th annual motionball Toronto Gala #motionballgala has become a must-attend event for young…

Interior Design Show January 2018

The 20th IIDS, the Interior Design Show Toronto was held once again at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. Over 3.5 action-packed days, the show captured the latest innovations for consumers and professionals. With its ambitious programming, Interior Design…

FAT Fashion week Event April 2017

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 Shows Backstage Studio April 2017

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 Shows April 2017

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…

Angels Catwalk Sick Kids November 2017

The 45h annual Angels Catwalk for SickKids was held this year at The Steam Whistle one of Toronto’s most anticipated charitable events. Building on the success of the past three years, this premier red carpet event once again featured some of the hottest fashions to walk across the runway, tantalizing temptations from the city’s top…

Contessa Awards November 2017

The Contessa Awards Gala was held on Sunday November 12 at The Westin Harbour Castle. A cocktail party and dinner for more than 1,000 guests that attended from all across the country. The awards were given during the dinner including innovative fashion show presentations from expert stylists at the top of their game The evening…

Victory Charity Ball June 2017

Victory Charity Ball held this year at the CBC Thursday, June 1, The Victory Charity Ball featured an exclusive reception, elegant dinner and special performance by Grammy nominated, JUNO Award Winner Trevor Guthrie and 8-year-old Sophie Boston. The event was a sports fundraiser like no other. Over the top, fast-paced, high-energy black-tie boxing gala featured…

Fight To End Cancer May 2017

The sixth annual Fight To End Cancer (FTEC2017) held at the Old Mill encompassed two exciting annual events which ran simultaneously on Saturday evening May 27th,.The gala held at the Old Mill Toronto and FTEC2017 broadcast Live From Brazen Head in Liberty Village, attended by more than 1000 guests. Fight To End Cancer Gala, hosted…

Cashmere Fashion Show Sept17

White Cashmere Collection fashion show held at the ROM this year in support of the breast cancer cause. This year’s designs were (made out of luxurious Cashmere Bathroom Tissue!) were created by 16 students from across the country and walked the runway in front of a live panel of judges! The collection debuted in 2004…

Cocktail Crawl December 2017

Cocktail Crawl held the Uptown Loft on Yonge had an exclusive, members-only,networking event designed for sophisticated professionals, upscale urbanites and business entrepreneurs. Cocktail Crawl Social Club recognizes the importance of diversity welcomed new immigrant professionals. The members are smart, driven and passionate. They come from all industries and sectors including media, communications, arts and technology.…

California Wildfire Grand Tasting Fundraiser December 2017

The California Wildfire Grand Tasting Fundraiser was held at the Liberty Grand. An all-inclusive, walk around wine tasting event where wine lovers had a elite opportunity to sample premium and super-premium wines from the Golden State. Guest gained full access to try an incredible selection of California wine at the various stations throughout the room.…

Toronto Taste June 2017

  Toronto Taste 2017 was held at Corus Entertainment this year for Second Harvest the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader on food recovery. Over 400 volunteers planed, prepped, bus dishes, hauled ice, set up, tared down, and sold raffle tickets, Toronto Taste      Facebook      Photos

TW Women’s Fashion Week Partys October 2017

TW Women’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 was held at I Yonge St in October 2017. The three-day event of fashion shows featuring the best in Canadian fashion form across the country. CFG proudly owns both TOM* and TW, fashion weeks that are made by and for Canadians to support and nurture the fashion community of…