Toronto International Film Festival

Visiting in September? Congratulations (or apologies, if you hate crowds)—you’re in the city for one of the biggest film festivals in North America. The Toronto International Film Festival has evolved over the years from an indie showcase into a Hollywood blowout, where tickets to world premieres sell out quickly and the entire American media industry descends on the city. Streets close down, waiters work overtime and, best of all, celebrities are suddenly everywhere. Your best bets will be the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre, the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Montecito and the members-only Soho House.  

Visiting in September? Congratulations (or apologies, if you hate crowds)—you’re in the city for one of the biggest film festivals in North America. The Toronto International Film Festival has evolved over the years from an indie showcase into a Hollywood blowout, where tickets to world premieres sell out quickly and the entire American media industry descends on the city. Streets close down, waiters work overtime and, best of all, celebrities are suddenly everywhere. Your best bets will be the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre, the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Montecito and the members-only Soho House.  

The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the crown jewels of the international film circuit, attracting A-listers and cinephiles alike every summer. As one of the world’s largest film festivals, you’ll have access to advanced screenings for a wide variety of films, from big-budget Hollywood movies to independent filmmakers. During TIFF, the city is abuzz with high-profile events and street festivals that embrace its ultra-glamorous Hollywood spirit. Make sure to check out the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the dazzling downtown facility that acts as the festival’s headquarters and contains five cinemas, two gallery spaces, film archives, restaurants, cafes, and bars. 

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