Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TIFF 2012 - The Hollywood Invasion of Toronto

There are a few major events in Toronto that you couldn't miss if you tried. The streetcars are doubled, the hotels are bursting with guests and whichever area happens to be the location for the event, braces itself for the onslought. Soaring high above most of the buildings around it is the TIFF Bell Lightbox at the intersection of King West and John Street, and anyone who's anyone has been through there this week for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

From Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence partying at the Soho, to Snoop Lion and Elton John hosting major parties in the downtown core, the city is swarming with celebrities and their hangers-on, causing all of the Torontonians to adjust their own behavious accordingly – choosing a different coffee shop for the week, or taking a different route home from work to avoid the gridlock of limosines, cabs and luxury cars.  

Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, and Garrett Hedlund in "On the Road"
It was big news when the recently newsworthy when K-Stew decided to make her first public appearance since the Snow White scandall at the premier of “On the Road,” based on Jack Kerouac's famous novel by the same name (drool, by the way... I must see this as soon as possible.) If you're into the celebrity hunt or just love good cinema and want to get out to some of these events, I recommend you look up the Globe and Mail's coverage of all of the screenings, parties, galas and events on a daily basis. Their coverage can't be matched.

OH and dress your best if you're walking around downtown this week or you'll be sure to stand out! The clothes and accessories I've seen on King Street over the past few days has been impeccable.

Until next!

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