5 places where you might spot celebrities during TIFF in Toronto

1) The Ritz-Carlton

It’s the Ritz; it’s fancy and exclusive. Of course, the celebrities will be here. Tons of movie stars have stayed here. The most recent was Ryan Gosling. The Ritz is open to the public, and there’s a large terrace on the top floor where you can enjoy yourself while hoping to see someone famous.

bar lounge at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Toronto

181 Wellington Street West

+1 416 585 2500

http://ritzcarlton.com

2) The Spoke Club

The Spoke Club is a private members-only location. The club caters to young and hip creatives that are tied to the arts and media industries. It’s a perfect spot for movie celebs. The likelihood of seeing a celebrity is high, but it will be fleeting as they head inside.

lounge area at the Spoke Club Toronto

600 King St West, 4th Floor

+1 416 368 8448

http://thespokeclub.com

3) Soho House

Soho House is another exclusive club. They tend to host a large number of TIFF after-parties. This is the spot where you’ll see celebrities converging to after movie showings. There are usually lots of people lined up here, hoping to catch a glimpse of someone famous.

meeting area at the Soho House in Toronto

at: Bishop's Building, 192 Adelaide Street West

+1 416 599 7646

http://sohohousetoronto.com

4) Momofuko Toronto

Momofuku is a famous restaurant in Toronto. It’s part of the chain owned by celebrity chef David Chang. This location is open to the public but can often be closed during TIFF for private events. Some celebrities will quietly dine here, hoping to avoid drawing attention.

restaurant interior of Momufoko Toronto

5) TIFF Bell Lightbox

Of course, one of the best ways to see the celebrities is to hang around the Lightbox itself. There’s a nice patio here, if you can get in during TIFF. The stars usually arrive with a ton of fanfare and paparazzi for the screenings of their films.

a couple taking a selfie at the Tiff sign

350 King Street West

+1 416 599 2033

http://tiff.net

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