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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SLIDESHOW: Boardroom bigshots, gossip gurus and civic leaders at Toronto Life’s bash for the city’s most influential people
Top down and open road used to be the best way to get to the cottage, but that was before highways became parking lots, crammed with expletive-spewing drivers all thinking the same thing: there’s got to be a better way. Turns out there is. Here, we show just how fast the city’s luckiest cottagers get from Billy Bishop Airport to their northern oases.
Chairman, Wind Mobile
His plane: 2012 Lancair Evolution Turbo Prop (approx. retail value: $945,000)
His cottage: Lake Muskoka
Estimated air time: 20 minutes
Other destinations: New York; Montreal
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