The city is buzzing with events and parties as the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city for 10 days of celebrity and film fueled fun, and one of the big places to be each and every year has to be the Drake Hotel on Queen Street West.
The Toronto International Film Festival roars into action tomorrow, September 5, with some of the best films that the world has to offer going up on screens across the city. As the industry descends on Toronto for the 10-day discussion and celebration of the cinematic, journalists and publicists alike are preparing for the mayhem that is one of the world’s biggest festivals.
Every couple of weeks, the Arlene Bynon Show on Canada Talks calls me up to chat about the latest in entertainment news, but when it comes to the Toronto International Film Festival, they usually have me on 3 or 4 times to talk about all the news–before, during, and after all of the insanity descends on Toronto.
Toronto’s streets will be flooded with movie lovers–and movie stars–this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
Over the years I have attended many, many Toronto International Film Festival press conferences and the one for the unveiling of the Canadian content is always the second of three and generally the most low key of the bunch–that is until this 2013 edition held at the sumptuously cavernous Concert Hall at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Wednesday, August 7.
Listen to the sixth episode of Media Box, featuring highlights from San Diego Comic-Con with X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, and details for Dead Rising 3, coming to Xbox One; announcements from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; discussing the Emmy Award nominations; reviews of The To Do List, R.I.P.D. and Red 2, upcoming Blu-ray releases, plus my Favorite Summer Movies.
For eleven days in September, Toronto welcomes some of the biggest and best international films and celebrities, and all it takes to enjoy this massive event is a single ticket. Yes, I’m talking about the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 5 to 15, and while ticket packages have already gone on sale, there’s still time to plan to pick up single tickets when they go on sale in August.