These Are The 7 Hot Spots To Look For Celebs During TIFF

These Are The 7 Hot Spots To Look For Celebs During TIFF

Lights, camera, action! One of the city’s most anticipated events of the year, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns this month. If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in the action and possibly rub some shoulders with some celebs, you’re in luck. The city will be full of all of your fave actors and actresses!

We’ve rounded up some of the hotspots for celebrity sightings during the festival.  

Writers Room at the Park Hyatt

Located on the 17th floor of the Park Hyatt Toronto – one of the city’s most iconic luxury hotels, Writers Room is a celebrity hotspot during festival season. The hotel’s iconic 17th-floor cocktail lounge, known for unparalleled views of the Toronto skyline, has hosted the likes of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Pierce Brosnan, and Tilda Swinton, among many more during TIFF. 

Bisha Hotel Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, the Bisha Hotel is known for being a celebrity hotspot during TIFF. Last year, it was home to the Getty Portrait which saw stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Weird Al Yankovic, Billy Reichner, and Kit Harrington stop by the hotel. With restaurants like Mister C, Akira Back, and KOST present in the hotel, it’s no wonder celebs love to visit!


This upscale Italian-inspired restaurant and bar in Yorkville is always an excellent spot for people-watching – especially during TIFF. Just steps away from the Hazelton Hotel and the Four Seasons, not to mention it’s home to one of the neighbourhood’s largest private patios – it’s no wonder that Sofia is a go-to spot for celebrities and TIFF events. Fun fact: Sofia hosted the Hustlers premiere party in 2019, with Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, and Julia Stiles in attendance. 

Byblos Downtown

This award-winning restaurant known for its authentic Eastern Mediterranean flavours is located just minutes from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, so it’s a go-to spot for TIFF after parties. Stars spotted here in the past include Matt Damon, Michelle Williams, Gerard Butler, Dakota Johnson, and Jason Segal. 


Marbl always has exciting events going on during TIFF! This year, MARBL will be host to CINEMA CENTRE, the ultimate hospitality hub, featuring an exquisite experience of gala premiere parties, exclusive industry networking events, and press junkets – spanning four days, from September 8th to 11th.‘s Media Studio is also returning to Marbl this year, where filmmakers, directors, cast members, and more will be present.


This Italian hotspot on Adelaide is not only a local favourite, but it’s a  frequent TIFF after-party spot and has seen the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Kiernan Shipka grace through the venue in previous years.

Soluna Toronto

Steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox is the restaurant and rooftop patio of Soluna! Soluna is an Official Hospitality Partner for TIFF, so naturally expect to see some celebrities enjoying a drink or bite to eat while enjoying music from its festival line-up.

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