TIFF 2013


Where to spot the celebs at the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today in Toronto, September 5 and runs until September 15, 2013.

George Clooney and Brad Pitt both have films at TIFF this year – Gravity and 12 Years a Slave  – but we don’t know if they will actually attend! Celebs expected to attend TIFF this year include Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Firth, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, to name a few.

Are you wondering where to spot the celebs at the Toronto International Film Festival? Here are the spots where you might spot a celeb:


There are a few spots in Yorkville that you’ll likely spot a celebrity. Sassafraz has been a hot spot for years and continues to be this year. Celebs will likely be doing some shopping on Bloor Street during the festival so stores like Holt Renfrew and Roots will likely have some star visitors.


Starbucks in Yorkville is also a good stop for celebs to fuel up (or along King West). If you’re a diehard fan and have nothing better to do, park your butt there for the day and wait.


The dbar at the Four Seasons Hotel is also a popular spot for celebs in town as is One Restaurant. Celebs will likely stay at The Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Hazelton Hotel or the Park Hyatt Toronto Hotel. You may spot a star or two in the Intercontinental, either at the Azure Restaurant or at the Tastemakers Lounge in the hotel.  HELLO! Canada will host its 7th annual invitation-only cocktail reception at The Ritz-Carlton this year. Other hotels to hang around – The Drake and Thompson Hotel.


Brassaii is a good spot where you might see a celebrity dining. Past visitors include Zach Galifianakis and Uma Thurman. Brassaii is located at  461 King St West.

Soho House

The members-only club will likely host a few celebs during TIFF and surely throwing a private party or two.  Stargazers can always hang out in front, cameras in hand. Soho House is located at 192 Adelaide St. West.

TIFF Bell Lightbox

You’ll definitely see stars come and go in around the TIFF Bell Lightbox where films are being shown; also smaller venues like the Isabel Bader Theatre.


The Storys Building including the new lounge, The Cocktail Parlour, will reportedly be hosting a number of private events during the festival including film parties such as Blood Ties with Clive Owen and Horns with Daniel Radcliffe. Storys is just around the corner from Bell Lightbox.