The community of Toronto really loves film. Don't believe us? Walk near any cinema in Toronto that is partaking in the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Fans and cinephiles alike wrap around the block in eager anticipation of everything from provocative documentaries to star studded blockbusters. The Toronto Film Festival is one of the major events that put Toronto on the map, and locals want to pledge their allegiance to it every year.
If you want to get a good look at the Oscar contenders for the coming year, or you want to see what your favourite celebrity looks like in person, TIFF is a must for any film buff remotely near Toronto. Canadians are notoriously friendly, so you may know one with a welcoming couch. If you do not, just give it a year. In the meantime, you need a place to reset and get that beauty sleep so that you don't feel like an ugly duckling in comparison to the Hollywood elite. Those people are annoyingly pretty.
The old hub of the action for the festival was Yorkville, but even so, some celebrities like routine in their whirlwind lives. Blake Lively and Ben Affleck have stayed at The Hazelton Hotel. If you would rather be within steps of the downtown films, do as George Clooney does and stay at The Ritz Carlton.
Just remember that he's married, ladies.
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