TIFF has kicked off in Toronto, marking the 40th anniversary of festival. We’re excited to spot the stars around the city, especially stars like Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Sandra Bullock who are all supposed to be attending the Festival. With so many celebrities in the city for the next week, here are some spots you can stake out to hopefully catch a glimpse of the celebs in Toronto’s most trendiest and luxurious neighbourhood, Yorkville.
The Four Seasons and the Hazelton, both on Yorkville Avenue, will be filled with some of the top names in the business. If you can grab a spot at the bar at these hotels, you might be able to catch a glimpse of a star grabbing a drink. Try DBar at the Four Seasons or the Hazelton’s One Restaurant. Even if you don’t see a celebrity, you’ll feel like one sitting in these swanky bars!
There’s no doubt that many of the stars will be dining at some of the top restaurants in the neighbourhood. The new and improved CafeBoulud inside the Four Seasons Hotel will attract many stars that are staying there or ones that are just visiting. The renovated restaurant brings that French café feel to life.
Kasa Moto may be the new kid on the block, but come this weekend it will definitely be the hotspot during TIFF 2015. If you really want to bump into someone famous then this is the place to be. The massive rooftop patio will be a perfect spot to catch celebs sipping on cocktails and having a good time. With offerings such as sushi, seafood and grilled meats and veggies, Kasa Moto will be packed, so get there early!
Located in the InterContinental Hotel, Proof the Vodka Bar & SkyLounge Patio will be shaking up some amazing cocktails for A-list stars during TIFF. You will most likely be able to spot celebrities lounging and sipping on drink at the SkyLounge Patio. The stylish setting and comfortable seating is a perfect spot for celebs to unwind from all the chaos.
Yorkville is known to be the number one luxurious shopping area in the city and celebrities love to stop by some of the high-end stores here. Some stores to look out for celebs are Chanel, Hermes, Intermix and of course, Holt Renfrew.
Holt Renfrew is a frequent stop for celebs visiting the city. The store carries some of the most high-end brands in fashion, accessories, makeup, housewares and even food. In years past, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johannsen and Reese Witherspoon have been spotted leaving the store during TIFF.
TIFF officially kicked off on Thursday, and will run until Sunday Sept. 20. If you’re in the neighbourhood spotting stars, come by and visit the Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre at 101 Yorkville Ave. And this Saturday you can celebrate with us at our Bellini Bar in our Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre from 1-4pm!