Toronto International Film Festival ("TIFF") kicks-off on Thursday, September 6th, with more than 300 movies showing and a plethora of Hollywood A-list celebrities attending swanky premieres and parties. So if you're a star-gazer, I thought to publish this "best of" list of parties happening in Toronto this coming week, which for the most part are TIFF-related.
First on the list is the annual Canadian Filmmakers' Party on the rooftop patio at The Spoke Club on Wednesday, September 5th. Spoke Club is a private members club at 600 King Street West, and this one is an open-bar party hosted by the Canadian Film Centre and etalk TV show host Ben Mulroney.
The busiest night of events is surely Thursday, September 6th with four parties (that I know of). Early in the evening, Toronto Life is hosting a "Toronto's Most Stylish" cocktail party with a red carpet reception from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the new Shangri-La hotel downtown. And for later, Puma and Mini Cars are teaming up for a Let's Spend the Night Together theme party at Airship 37 on Parliament street, which is another open-bar party from 8 pm - 2 am (with Bacardi also involved - and Puma does things right, so I am pretty excited about this one!)
Four Seasons in Yorkville tops the list for special events on Saturday, September hosting their 28th annual George Christy Cocktail Reception from noon to 1:30 pm. Four Seasons new Yorkville property doesn't officially open until October 5th, so this is one of the most sought-after invitations for those curious to have a sneak-peek at the iconic new hotel - and to be sure an A-list crowd of Hollywood celebrities will be in attendance.
It's back to The Spoke Club on the night of Saturday, September 8th as Nikki Beach - a world famous global events brand (think parties in glamorous places like St. Tropez and Miami Beach) - takes over The Spoke Club as it's satellite headquarters for TIFF events.
No rest for the wicked, since Sunday afternoon (September 9th) upscale Canadian jewelry brand Birks is hosting a Champagne Rendez-Vous from 3-5 pm again back at Shangri-La, which will celebrate Canadian women in the film industry.
And then the most important party of all - WithLoveGabrielle will again host a Tuesday night shindig on the rooftop patio at the Thompson Hotel on Tuesday, September 11th. With the best view in the city, and what is surely the first choice among A-list young Hollywood celebrities visiting Toronto for TIFF, my Tuesday Night With Love bash at the Thompson rooftop should hopefully be one of the most memorable events during TIFF. Details coming shortly...
What's on your TIFF agenda?
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