The highly-anticipated film festival, TIFF kicks off in Toronto this week and the city is about to welcome some of the biggest names in the celebrity world starting September 8.
From must-watch films to see, TIFF-themed drinks, celebrities to look out for, and an entire outdoor street festival to kick off the festivities. There’s a ton of things to do in the city in the next few days but where to start can be overwhelming.
We don’t blame you if you want to experience it all. If you need some help and a little guidance, look no further!
Here’s everything you need to know and look out for during this year’s TIFF:
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Here are all the biggest stars coming to Toronto for TIFF starting this week
TIFF is welcoming movie-goers, stars, and industry members back to the city this September, including its vibrant Festival Street.
Festival Street will occupy a large stretch of King Street outside of the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre, from Peter Street to University Avenue.
The family-friendly street festival will be celebrating all things film and will feature “live performances, partner activations, and outdoor screenings,” according to a press release from TIFF.
Must watch films
The most exciting time of the year in film is finally here and if you want to keep your finger on the pulse, you must have these highly-anticipated TIFF 2022 films on your list.
Brought to us by Academy Award-winning directors and some of the biggest names in on-screen talent, these films are undoubtedly the best of the best, and they’ll be making their world debut right here in Toronto.
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- My Policeman
- Black Ice
- The Son
- The Woman King
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
- The Greatest Beer Run Ever
- Butcher’s Crossing
- A Jazzman’s Blues
- The Whale
The lineup of celebrities at TIFF this year is as extensive and exciting as always, and if you’re hoping to do some star spotting during the festival, there will be no shortage of opportunities.
The stars will be out and about at red carpet events for TIFF’s most buzzworthy films and will most likely hit up some of the city’s best restaurants and bars while they’re in town.
Here is the initial list of all the biggest stars coming to Toronto for TIFF 2022:
- Harry Styles
- Seth Rogen
- Lil Yachty
- Michelle Williams
- Zac Efron
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Joe Jonas
- Malcolm McDowell
- Taylor Swift
- Weird Al Yankovic
- Michelle Yeoh
Check out the rest of the list here.
“In Conversation with… Taylor Swift”
Taylor Swift is making her way to our city for the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to introduce the first-ever screening of her short film, called All Too Well: The Short Film.
Swift will participate in a discussion with TIFF’s CEO Cameron Bailey about the short film, which she directed, wrote, produced, and appeared in.
Tickets for “In Conversation with… Taylor Swift” are on sale to the public on September 5 on TIFF’s website.
Celebrity hot spots
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If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in the TIFF action and spot some celebrities while you’re at it, there are a handful of restaurants where you need to be.
From celeb-favourite rooftop lounges to buzzworthy eateries in the heart of the festival territory, these are Toronto’s most ideal spots for post-show dinner and drinks. Soluna, Mademoiselle, Marbl, Writer’s Room Bar, and more. Look at what other spots are on the list, here.
Food & drink
The stars are making a comeback and the Toronto International Film Festival is back in motion for its 46th edition. If you hope to take part in TIFF festivities to the fullest degree then you can’t miss out on the themed drinks and food being whipped up in honour of the prestigious fest.
From the most exquisite themed cocktails to bold flavourful menus, there are some Toronto restaurants that have created themed menus for all to enjoy.
Toronto restaurants with their own special menus for TIFF include Shangri-La, The Ritz Carlton, Eataly, and more.
Most expensive drinks
TIFF is just a few days away and local restaurants are sharpening their knives for a busy crowd hungry for all the city has to offer.
Though some restaurants in Toronto are offering TIFF-inspired food and drinks, there are always a few spots that tend to go above and beyond. We’re talking presentation, flavours, and price.
If you have a couple of hundred dollars to spare or you’re curious to know what TIFF offerings reach expensive price points, we got you covered.
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