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SLIDESHOW: Boardroom bigshots, gossip gurus and civic leaders at Toronto Life’s bash for the city’s most influential people

Toronto Life’s Most Influential 2013 Party

Sarah Richardson and Alexander Younger, Lainey Lui, Cameron Bailey, Olivia Chow and Shelley Carroll, Doug Holyday (Images: George Pimentel)

Powerful Torontonians descended on the Ritz-Carlton last night to see Toronto Life unveil its 2013 ranking of the city’s 50 Most Influential People. Peppered throughout the cocktail-hour crowd were a number of heavyweights whose influence in shaping Toronto over the past year earned them a spot on the list. Among them: gossip queen Lainey Lui (who christened the party with a scream when she opened the magazine and realized she was on the list); star federal Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland; city planner Jennifer Keesmaat; Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce; Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy; nightlife mogul Charles Khabouth; TTC boss Andy Byford; TIFF’s Cameron Bailey and newly-minted MPP Doug Holyday. The list of all 50 power players appears in the December issue of Toronto Life, which will be available on newsstands November 14.

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