Do you enjoy perusing the streets of Toronto for celebrity sightings and learning about the latest gossip? Or are you a devoted film buff who doesn’t mind a midnight screening or two? Those are just a couple of the things that bring people to stay in our hotels during the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 10th to the 20th this year.
We also cater to the needs of independent film producers who are here to pitch film projects, volunteers who fly in to staff the theatre aisles and business people who come to make connections while the city’s pulse is beating fast during TIFF.
If you’re are staying at our Toronto airport hotel or one of our hotels in Brampton, Markham, Oakville or Vaughan for a different reason, we encourage you to soak up the glamour of TIFF while it’s in town. Below are four tips to help you get into the groove and begin feeling like a celebrity.
1. Ask us about the most exciting celebrity hot spots. Insiders say that the hottest times for soaking up the high glitz of the stars are the first three evenings of the festival. Black limos and SUVs fill downtown streets and it’s not uncommon to see parties plugging away into the wee hours.
When you stay at a Monte Carlo Inns hotel, we’ll be happy to point you towards the neighbourhoods where you’re most likely to catch the red-carpet hubbub of a movie premiere or star-studded gala.
2. Get tickets. If you’re a real film buff, then you’ll enjoy the incredible films that TIFF has to offer. You’ll need to buy your screening package as soon as they go on sale to the public in July, but you can exchange specific tickets later or buy individual tickets in September.
If you can’t get tickets for the biggest screenings, take advantage of the top-quality documentaries and foreign films that are also available. And don’t forget Midnight Madness, TIFF’s annual homage to horror and gore.
If you’re planning to attend multiple screenings, consider booking a room at one of our hotels in the GTA. Our Toronto airport hotels, Mississauga hotels, and Hotels in Oakville are just a short distance away from the star-studded activities in the city.
3. Treat yourself to a bit of Hollywood-style luxury. Toronto bartenders say the most served beverage during TIFF is champagne. Why not join the ranks and indulge while you stay with us? Reserve an airport limo to take you to our Mississauga hotels or any of our metro Toronto hotels. Choose our champagne and strawberries package and enjoy your stay like a celebrity.
4. Soak up some of Toronto’s other offerings. While you’re in town for TIFF, drop by some of Toronto’s other world-class attractions. Explore the St. Lawrence food market, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, or the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Come stay with us! Call us today at Monte Carlo Inns to learn how we can help you enjoy the magic of TIFF from September 10 to 20.