2nd Annual 50 Most Influential People-Thurs.,Nov.6th,2014@Ritz Carleton

The second annual list of Toronto’s 50 most influential people was held at The Ritz-Carleton with over. 300 guests in attendance for this intimate cocktail event. Guests were welcomed in with an advance copy of the new December issue in which the list appears,Toronto Life publisher David Hamilton and editor Sarah Fulford started off the celebrations with their opening remarks.Music was provided by a live d.j. and a live band to keep the guest entertained for the evening.

In attendance at the event included this year’s most influential: host of Hockey Night In Canada George Strombo. eTalk and The Social Lainey Lui, president and CEO of Porter Airlines Robert Deluce, TTC CEO Andy Byford, writer and Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, president and CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation Rahul Bhardwaj . The evening was also joined by some of the city’s personalities including president of Hudson’s Bay Company and 2012 Most Influential honouree Bonnie Brooks, interior designer and television personality Sarah Richardson, and television journalist and host Glen Baxter.

To add to the festivities, platinum sponsor BMW offered Influential honourees a luxurious lift with car service in their 7-series sedan, while event guests tried out the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 + Gear and sipped on Johnnie Walker Platinum in the tasting lounge.  Garrison Bespoke also provided guests with a glimpse into the world of bespoke tailoring as they fitted the evening’s honourees with a special Most Influential piece to commemorate this year’s list.