lalaloo (hoover1330) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Where to Spot the Stars During TIFF 07

One of the great things about the Toronto International Film Festival is that if you're in the right neighbourhood you're almost guaranteed to see at least one big star over the 10 day event. Whether shopping at a posh Bloor St. West boutique, sipping drinks on the patio at Hemingway's or simply picking up a morning java the celebrities will be here for the spotting. There's no guarantee of course, but to assist you we've compiled a list of common celeb haunts during the film fest.


Four Seasons Hotel
21 Avenue Rd.

When the stars come to town many of them flock to this posh Yorkville hotel, where the high-end suites reportedly cost between $1,700 and more than $4,000 a night. Guests can dine at the renowned Truffles Restaurant, or have a casual cocktail in the Lobby Bar or chic Avenue Lounge.

Soho Metropolitan
318 Wellington St. West

With 88 guests rooms including 18 executive suites, the Soho is situated in a condominium building steps from the Entertainment District. The amenities include heated marble bathroom floors and a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness centre.

Sutton Place Hotel
955 Bay St.

This European-inspired hotel has 230 guest rooms and 64 suites. It's close to Yorkville and many of the city's major shopping districts.

Windsor Arms
18 St. Thomas St.

Built in 1927, the Windsor Arms was lovingly restored and reopened in the mid 1990s. The boutique hotel's 28 rooms range from 500 to 1,500 square feet. The Arms also features the bright Courtyard Café, a Tea Room and a caviar and Champagne lounge. 


Hotel Intercontinental
220 Bloor Street West

Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St. W.

Park Hyatt
4 Avenue Rd.

Bars, Clubs and Restaurants

142 Cumberland St.

Located across the street from one of the festival's screening theatres (Cumberland) Hemingway's is known for its multi-level patios, which are heated in the cooler months and misted in the summer.

Bistro 990
990 Bay St.

A popular hangout for stars, last year James Gandolfini and some of his All The King's Men castmates stopped in for a few while in town supporting their flick. The menu is classic bistro style and features baked-on-the-premises desserts. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are also fans.

192 Bloor St. West

Impossibly chic, this Bloor Street lounge features high ceilings and plush seats. Tim Robbins attended a Focus Features party there last year while promoting his Special Presentation film Catch a Fire. Also seen there in the past: Sofia Coppola, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Ricci.


Ultra Supper Club (The kickoff party was held here this year. Video of event featuring none other than Paris Hilton:
314 Queen St. West

Sotto Sotto
116 Avenue Rd.

37 Prince Arthur Av.

Spoke Club
600 King St. West

133 Yorkville Ave.

The Drake
1150 Queen Street West, between Ossington and Dufferin


Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St.

Roy Thomson Hall is where all the Galas are screened so get there early if you want to catch a peek of George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, or the other stars whose films are getting the Gala treatment this year.

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge St.

This is where the VISA Screening Room Special Presentations are screened and the stars show up for these as well. Among this year's Special Presentations: The Savages with Laura Linney and Bob Dylan-biopic I'm Not There.


Starbucks on Yorkville
139 Yorkville Ave.

Among the stars who have reportedly satisfied their coffee cravings here: Colin Farrell, James Franco and Sienna Miller.

Stillwater Spa (in Park Hyatt)
4 Avenue Rd.

This luxurious spa features Vichy treatments, facials, and services for the whole body, tailored to the client's wishes. Prices range from $150-$200 and up depending on the service.

88 Avenue Rd.

Kate Hudson, Robert Downey Jr., and Hilary Swank reportedly unwind at this chichi spa during the fest. Treatments, which include massage, facials, and an assortment of day spa packages, range from about $100 to more than $500.


Lettieri in Yorkville
94 Cumberland St.

Holt Renfrew
50 Bloor St. West

Whole Foods
87 Avenue Rd.

Shops along Bloor St. West, between Yonge St. and Avenue Rd. 


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