Look out! TIFF 2017 rolls into town September 7 to 17 – expect to see the gorgeous, rich, famous and upcoming celebrities at their best in our home town TORONTO! The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world. It lasts 10 consecutive days and attracts over 480,000 people to the city annually. That’s a whole lot to be excited about don’t you think? Aside from the wonderful art of film making, most people are looking to celeb spot or party with the a-listers! We have provided you with your ultimate list on where to snag at least an Instagram photo of your fave actor! Get that camera ready..
This is where all the action takes place – screenings, premieres, interviews as well as a whole lot of excitement, this is the spot where anyone who’s anyone lands up at some point or another. Best part? It’s open to the public! TIFF Bell Lightbox occupies an entire city block and is located in the heart of Toronto’s media and entertainment district. Located in Reitman Square: 350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
Speculation is that Mr Ethan Hawke will be a speaker and partake in interviews at this location. He is no stranger to the Toronto International Film Festival as a writer AND director – hot off the press! Hawk is a very personable person, approach genuinely and get those photos in!
Shop for only the highest-end designers, shoes and accessories at this specialty boutique! Known to have brought shoe designers Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnick to Toronto, this shop has it all! Trendsetters (and celebrities) who are looking to purchase Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Givinchy and other hot labels will be here during TIFF without a doubt.
Last year Kim Kardashian herself stopped to have a look during Kanye’s tour stop. No doubt the ever so classy Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, and Halle Berry will probably pay a visit during their stay – I mean what woman can resist new shoes right?
This venue is going to rock TIFF this year! With an icecream bar, a seated restaurant, lounge bar, outdoor pool and cabanas on the rooftop, there is speculation that at least one party will be hosted at Lavelle. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone celebrated the premiere of La La Land here last year because of it’s charm and ambience no doubt. Miss Stone will also be featured in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ at this year’s TIFF – coincidentally, Lavelle may just be the place they will be celebrating again this year!
Co-owned by the ever famous (and Canadian) Drake, and one of the city’s top chefs, Susur Lee, Frings brings a whole new diversion of people together. If you want to see the young and hip of the TIFF scene, check out this King Street venue. Think Jada Pinkett Smith or Rihanna who have already dined here – fresh, fun and TIFF worthy for sure! Talent like Mary J Blige and Eminem who are set to arrive this week will no doubt pay a visit to support a fellow musician – get your demos ready just in case.
With extended bar hours for TIFF, celebrities and celeb-spotters are sure to stop by the Shangri-la hotel, even if it is just for a visit. They host live entertainment and a myriad of industry professionals during the week long event. The hotel is also adjoined to restaurants Momofuko and BOSK if you are looking to spot more faces during a single visit. Known for their super-luxe suites, location and niche status, this hotel is a TIFF must! George Clooney was spotted here last year for drinks, chances are he will return again this year – get your sexy black dress out and those cameras ready!
One of Yorkville’s most popular department stores equipped with high-end fashion brands and of course the creme de la creme of celebrity personalities. Angeline Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence are always shopping, you may just bump into them while they are here for a quick spree! Don’t be surprised if you spot someone famous here and buy a really expensive pair of must-have jeans while you are at it!