It's almost TIFF, and with the celebration comes a lot of commotion and a lot of celebrities visiting the city. It's quite possible that you could run into your favourite celebrity on the street! If you aren't a believer in fate though, check out these 11 spots that will get you a better chance at seeing your favourite stars while they visit the city!
Byblos Toronto // 11 Duncan St
This spot in the city offers amazing Eastern Mediterranean food that has caught the eyes of many Hollywood stars and starlets. Last year it was even considered the spot to see celebs, and some of them even posed with fans for photos!
Celebs spotted in the past: Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Chris Pratt, Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Gerard Butler, Drew Barrymore and John Travolta.
Bisha Hotel Toronto // 80 Blue Jays Way
This new luxurious hotel is definitely going to be housing some big names during TIFF. Located in the Entertainment District, the 44 floors are dressed to the nines from entertainment and cuisine to an infinity pool and rooftop restaurant!
Weslodge // 480 King St W
From cocktails to posh eats, this self proclaimed casually refined saloon has an eccentric vibe with a loaded menu that is guaranteed to not disappoint. Their reputation has drawn in quite the roster of celebrities in the past!
Celebs spotted in the past: Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick.
Patria // 478 King St W
This restaurant offers premium Spanish cuisine in the heart of the Entertainment District, so it comes as no surprise that the spot has hosted some seriously big stars.
Celebs spotted in the past: Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Moss, Bill Murray, Adam Levine, Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange and Tom Felton.
Figo // 295 Adelaide St W
This Italian restaurant on Adelaide was a spot that fellow Torontonian, Rachel McAdams, couldn't resist showing her fellow cast mates last year. With the spot exposed to some serious stars last year it's no question more celebs will be paying a visit this year!
Celebs spotted in the past: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Kiernan Shipka.
Buca // 53 Scollard St
The beef tartar at Buca is known in the city as one of the best, but now it has the celebrity approval of some pretty big stars. Located in Yorkville, it's no surprise stars have in the past and will flock there this TIFF season!
Celebs spotted in the past: Megan Fox
Sotto Sotto // 120 Avenue Rd
Sotto Sotto is a go to when it comes to celeb hunting during TIFF, because even though it's a well known spot, celebs still go! Whether it's because of Drake's reference to it in his music or the amazing food, it seems Sotto Sotto is a TIFF staple.
Celebs spotted in the past: Blake Lively, Matt Damon and John Hamm.
The SoHo House // 192 Adelaide St W
Soho House is guaranteed to house some celebrities this season, but unfortunately rubbing shoulders with the stars at the location comes with a steep price. To get access into any of the Soho House locations across the globe you have to pay a steep membership fee. If you do already have one, definitely head over as stars will be flocking there!
The Hazelton Hotel // 118 Yorkville Ave
Located in Yorkville, one of Toronto's boujiest neighbourhoods, it comes as no surprise that it is often the hotel of choice for many celebs. Check out surrounding restaurants and shops while your visiting to see if you can catch a star shopping or grabbing food!
Celebs spotted in the past: Drake, Ashley Benson, Lebron James.
The Ritz // 181 Wellington St W.
Another swanky hotel with a big reputation is The Ritz, and it definitely attracts some major stars. From the pristine exterior and even more luxurious interior, there is no question that a large roster of celebs will be spending the night at this hotel.
Celebs spotted in the past: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood.
The Harbord Room // 89 Harbord St
This restaurant has housed some pretty big stars, and for a good reason! Their eccentric menu items like cocktail snow cones must have something to do with celebs paying a visit!
Celebs spotted in the past: Jessica Chastain, Kate Spade.