TIFF 2017 | All of the Parties You Need to Know

TIFF 2017 parties

Michael Fassbender at last year’s TIFF Soiree (Image: Instagram/@paula_whitmore)

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is back to transform Toronto into a red carpet and party-filled playground as half of Hollywood – including people like Angelina Jolie and George Clooney – hits town.

As important as the films are the parties of all sizes at venues throughout the city.

As usual, Soho House will play host to the ultra exclusive A-list-filled Grey Goose cast parties and RBC House (taking over the Storys Building) will also house some of the world’s biggest film stars for film parties.

While you’ll have better luck getting onto an airplane without a ticket than you do getting into some of these parties (and don’t try; it’s not a good look getting turned away at the door), others are open to the public.

Here are all the TIFF 2017 parties.

TIFF Soiree
Sept. 6, 2017
The TIFF Soiree annual fundraiser kicks off the festival with a multifaceted, high profile event. Actor, producer and activist Priyanka Chopra is this year’s guest of honour. The evening will feature an onstage conversation with Chopra, followed by a celebratory cocktail party on TIFF Bell Lightbox’s scenic rooftop with live musical entertainment, gourmet food and beverage selections. While the event is open to the public, it’s on the pricy side, with tickets at $350 each.
Location: The TIFF Bell Lightbox
Open to the public

The Canadian Filmmakers Party
Sept. 6, 2017
As always, the eve of TIFF kicks off with a breezy and jam-packed party filled with everyone who’s anyone in the Canadian film industry. Arrive early to avoid the inevitable lineup for the Spoke Club’s coveted rooftop. Don’t expect to make it into this party without an invite.
Location: The Spoke Club
Private event

The Young Filmmakers Party
Sept. 6, 2017
An annual reunion for anyone in the Canadian – particularly Toronto – film industry, the always jam-packed Young Filmmakers Party offers a chance for local filmmakers, actors, agents and casting directors to cheers successes, catch up and network. The event is open to public, with a $5 charitable donation at the door.
Location: The Citizen
Open to the public

tiff 2017 parties

Last year’s Maison Moet party (Image: Instagram/@berkeleyevents)

Maison Moet
Sept. 7, 2017
For the second year, Maison Moet returns to offer A-listers all the bubbly, making them feel right at home. Opening night features flowing champagne until the early hours of the morning, with the sounds of DJ Lissa Monet and special guest DJ Mia Moretti.
Location: La Maquette
Private event

Mongrel House
Various dates
Returning for its third TIFF, Mongrel House is back to transform the sprawling Campbell House to an epic, photo-worthy house party to celebrate Mongrel Media and Mongrel International’s TIFF films. Always a hot ticket, the indoor/outdoor event features live music, food stations from the St. Lawrence Market, live-karaoke, ping-pong and a speakeasy.
Location: Campbell House Museum
Private event

Villa Azur TIFF Pop-Up
Sept. 7 to 10, 2017
Miami pops up in Toronto, bringing the South Beach dining experience to the city with Villa Azur. The pop-up transforms the fourth floor of The Spoke Club for four days of brunches, champagne, bottle service, fashionable crowds and world renowned DJs.
Location: The Spoke Club
Private event

Producers Ball
Sept. 8, 2017
Hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott of The Property Brothers, the 7th annual Producers Ball gala is an intimate yet glamorous evening dedicated to celebrating producers – the behind-the-scenes magic makers – and their role in the industry. This invite-only party is packed with some of Canada’s most famous faces, along with Hollywood and international directors, producers, talents and media.
Location: IT House x Producers Ball (128 Peter St.)
Private Event

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The Property Brothers and Natasha Koifman (Image: Instagram/@Natashankpr)

Festival Street
Sept. 7 to 10, 2017
Once again, King Street West between Peter and University Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic in celebration of TIFF, as it’s transformed into an interactive and live music-filled celebration. The event is free for all to enjoy.
Location: King Street West
Open to the Public

TIFF Ovation
Sept. 8 and 9, 2017
TIFF Ovation returns to the hub of it all, offering a chance for the stylish set of the general public to get in on the action. Held over two days at the Lightbox, the event takes place on the 6th floor rooftop and features no shortage of young, easy-on-the-eyes guests who will take full advantage of the 4am last call.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Open to the public.

Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice 2017 Festival Fair
Sept. 10, 2017
This annual hot ticket gala returns to raise both funds and awareness for Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), an international charity organization that funds youth education, health and dignity initiatives in Haiti. Famous faces in attendance include Paul Haggis, Javier Bardem, Ben Stiller and Cuba Gooding Junior, among others.
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Private event

Canadian Film Centre BBQ
Sept. 10, 2017
You can expect to see most of the same people from the Young Filmmakers party – plus some celeb VIPS – gracing the grounds of the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) for their annual BBQ. The Sunday funday affair honours Canadian films and raises funds to keep it thriving.
Location: CFC
Private event

Festival Music House
Sept. 10, 2017
This one-night-only event gives film and television industry movers and shakers the opportunity to explore Canada’s music scene and to celebrate our homegrown talent. This year’s event will feature performances by West Coast collective Belle Game, Quebecois singer-songwriter Gabrielle Shonk, East Coast rocker and former JUNO-winner Matt Mays, Ontario indie rockers Hollerado, and DJ/producer Grandtheft.
Location: Velvet Underground
Private event

Women in Film Presented by Birks
September 12, 2017
This one is for the lady bosses in the film industry, as beloved jewellery brand Birks and Telefilm Canada pay tribute to Canadian women in film. Honorees include influential female Canadian directors and actors from our home and native land who are making a major mark on the industry.
Location: The Spoke Club
Private Event

TIFF 2017 parties

Image courtesy of Telefilm Canada and Birks

Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party
Sept. 15, 2017
If you’re shamelessly obsessed with The Bachelor, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Eligible Magazine’s annual TIFF Bachelor Party kicks off with a red carpet hosted by #BachelorNation expert Jennifer Valentyne, followed by the intimate Noxx & Dunn Rum VIP Party from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm with one-on-one time with The Bachelors of the night: Dean Unglert, Robby Hayes, Ben Zorn and Adam Gottschalk, who will hopefully stick around when the general admission party opens at 10:00 pm.
Location: The Everleigh
Open to the public

KEEP THIS PAGE CLOSE AS WE’LL BE ADDING MORE PARTIES AS WE HEAR OF THEM! GOOD LUCK, FILM-LOVERS, AND PARTY ON!

RELATED LINK: TIFF 2016 | Scene & Heard Special Edition

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Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin is a Toronto-based writer, actor and queen of the side hustle. When she’s not writing the day away in a face mask, she’s taking in the city’s vibrant arts scene, doing a red carpet interview or brunching with her leading ladies. Follow me: @erinnicoledavis
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  • joshrachlis

    Someone just texted me that there’s a TIFF cocktail today at 5:30pm. Do you know anything about it?