Toronto’s Annual International Film Festival starts tomorrow and to prepare, we’ve gathered the best hotels near the TIFF Festival venues. Toronto really loves film and many cinemas across the city are partaking in TIFF this year. It’s one of the major events that puts Toronto on the map, and after a year of lockdowns The 6ix is ready for it’s close-up.
If you’re wondering where TIFF is happening this year, venues include:
- TIFF Bell Lightbox
- Roy Thomson Hall
- Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre
- Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
- Cinesphere IMAX Theatre
- West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place
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If you are coming to Toronto for TIFF, here’s a list of hotels you can stay at that will put you close to all the action.
The Shangri-La Toronto hotel is just 0.5 km away from TIFF Bell Lightbox. Centrally located between Toronto’s Financial and Entertainment Districts, this luxury hotel offers an indoor pool, hot tub and on-site restaurant. This hotel is great for those who don’t want miss a single screening at TIFF this year!
Delta Hotel By Marriott Toronto
This Downtown Marriott is just 7-minute walk from Roy Thomson Hall, so you’ll catch more festival magic in the area. Being so close to all the venues, it’s much easier experience TIFF in its entirety. The Delta Toronto not only has all the amenities you could want, they also feature some of the best views of the CN Tower in The 6ix.
The Hazelton Hotel Toronto
Located in the Bloor and Yorkville neighbourhood, The Hazelton is an exclusive five-star hotel. Every year around this time, the hotel is filled with stars and elite clientele. To match the TIFF theme, the rooms are as elegant as an old black-and-white movie, with 62 detailed rooms and 15 extraordinary suites.
The Ritz-Carlton host’s many celebrities, junkets and studios throughout TIFF. It’s also located right across from Roy Thompson Hall where may of TIFF’s galas take place. This hotel is highly recommended for all cinematic lovers, due to its close proximity of the Entertainment District, making it an ideal base to explore TIFF. As a bonus, their new restaurant concept, Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace, just opened September 1st just in time for the festival.
The Four Seasons Toronto
If you’re in the mood to be starstruck at TIFF this year, you need to book a room at the Four Seasons. Actors and filmmakers come and go through their doors, as well as shop at nearby favourites like Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen. They have an incredible clientele during TIFF, you’ll definitely run into a few familiar faces in the lobby.
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