One annual hot spot on the TIFF circuit is the STORYS building on Duncan and King West. Previously home to AMC during TIFF 2011, 2012 and 2013, the four-floor venue has been probably seen more celebrities than any papparazi photographer. Wouldn’t we like to be a fly on the wall… we’re not flies, but we do get inside information when we’re nice.
This year, the Virgin Mobile sponsored event space and home to new restaurant Byblos, has hosted back-to-back movie premiere after parties since Thursday and this weekend was a busy one! Saturday saw the likes of Al Pacino and Holly Hunter for their movie Manglehorn, Kate Bekinsale and Tom Hardy for an InStyle photo shoot, as well as Justin Long with girlfriend Amanda Seyfried after the premiere of his movie Tusk. Word has it that they were very affectionate with each other and indulged in a few elderflower, prosecco and KETEL ONE® Vodka-infused cocktails! Later in the evening Simon Pegg and Luke Hemsworth celebrated their movie, Kill Me Three Times.
Sunday was no different as the legendary Richard Gere celebrated his movie, Time Out Of Mind, with the rest of the cast. We hear Gere was a big fan of Chef Stuart Cameron’s specially made vegan bites… we also hear that the stunning Anna Kendrick and the cast of The Last 5 Years were on a different floor also eating and drinking away. The STORYS building is surely full of good stories after a weekend like that!
With all four floors fully booked and dozens of celebrities still expected to grace STORYS’ parties this week, this is the spot to stake out star run-ins!