If you've ever wanted to experience TIFF like a true celebrity, make sure to head to Toronto's Ritz-Carlton Hotel for a one-of-a-kind Velvet Rope Experience that's unlike anything you've ever experienced before.
This festival season, The Ritz-Carlton is giving Torontonians the chance to see what it's like to live like the rich and famous, especially during a luxurious event like TIFF.
The hotel's signature event of for TIFF is its Velvet Rope Experience, which welcomes the public to taste, feel, and experience some of the most luxurious items imaginable. But it's definitely going to cost you.
For $1000, you can watch bartenders skillfully create and build two star-worthy cocktails right in front of you. But don't worry, for dropping a grand, you'll be experiencing some of the most expensive liquor and nibbles money can buy.
The TIFF cocktail will feature acombination of Louis XIII cognac, Cristal Champagne, along with a few other secret ingredients that will enliven your senses like you’ve never experienced before.
The cocktail is completed with the perfect food pairing, which is half a dozen of the finest east coast oysters Canada has to offer, topped with the world’s only wild and sustainable caviar - making this the most expensive and beautiful combination of food and booze you’ll ever experience.
For those interested in experiencing the hotel's signature item, the Velvet Rope Experience will be available at either Ritz Bar or DEQ Loungefrom September 7 to 17.
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Ontarians will have the chance to book Sunwing flights to sunny getaway destinations this upcoming winter.
The airline has announced that it's resuming trips to popular vacation spots like Varadero, Cancun, and Punta Cana starting in December 2021.
London International Airport and Thunder Bay International Airport will have weekly flights to all three of these tropical places until mid-April 2022. Residents of Windsor will get to jet off to Cayo Santa Maria and Varadero, and Waterloo International Airport will have weekly trips to Cancun.
Plus, Sunwing is resuming flights between North Bay and Cancun, as well as Sudbury and Varadero each week from December to April.
The airline told Narcity that "winter schedules for Hamilton and Toronto's [Pearson Airport] are currently being finalized and more details will be announced soon."
Air Canada is also announcing the start of non-stop flights to Hawaii that will take off this December from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
One local resident is bringing the nightlife of Toronto to your screens, but not in the way you might think.
Jason Leaver, a local filmmaker, is taking on the task of creating a raccoon video game that lets you experience the life of a trash panda in the 6ix.
In clips of the game, which he calls Trash Panda, Leaver showcases how you can walk down the streets of the city and knock over trash bins throughout the night, which is every raccoon's dream.
"The idea [for Trash Panda] struck me one evening when I was taking out the trash! I think earlier that day I was playing around that fantastic raccoon character asset that I purchased quite some time ago. So, when garbage night and a cute animated raccoon came together in my mind, it felt like a eureka moment," Leaver continued.
The game, which he hopes could be out in time for summer, was partly inspired by Reaver's own run-ins with the city's infamous critters. When asked about his experience with the Toronto animals, Leaver told Narcity that his "daughter's favourite one is probably the time a mother raccoon and her two cubs took up residence under her treehouse."
While it is still in the works, Leaver states he wants to make it as "Toronto as it can be."