4. TIFF Tips: Where to See the Stars
In 2014, Ghostbusters director (and erstwhile Toronto resident) Ivan Reitman opened Montecito, a restaurant decorated with Hollywood paraphernalia and inspired by both Canadian and California cuisine, in a space just around the corner from the Lightbox. George Clooney, Bill Murray and Jennifer Garner are among the actors who’ve dined at the swank spot.
A little further north, Yorkville’s posh boutiques and bistros are a draw for tourists and celebs alike. Stake out the rock garden on Cumberland Street, where you can keep your eyes peeled for stars lunching on the patio at Sassafraz, which has hosted the likes of Matt Damon and Beyoncé.
You can drink like the stars at the Hazelton Hotel, a favourite haunt of A-listers, including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Bono. Try a Pom Fizz-vodka, sparkling wine, zippy pomegranate juice and a dash of lime-at the on-site One restaurant.