This year marks the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival also known as TIFF. Every fall Toronto is buzzing with celebrities, movie producers, writers and directors. It’s a great opportunity to view some wonderful films from around the world.
There are 46 breakout films and 50 international story tellers from 37 different countries. Since there are so many we can’t go into great detail about each one in this blog. But you can for sure find more than one film to spark your interest.
This Year at TIFF
Some notable films include First Man, staring Ryan Gosling and Private War, staring Rosamund Pike. First Man tells the story of the first man on the moon. Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong, this film throws us right into the cockpit with Armstrong and his crew on their mission to the moon. While Private War tells us a much different story about the bravery of the journalist Marie Colvin. At the turn of the 21st century Marie is one of the most celebrated war corespondents, risking her life trying to capture the horrors of war.
There are awards that are given out each year at TIFF. One award is the People’s Choice Award, given to a feature full length film. The winner is determined by the film that receives the highest ratings by TIFF attendees.
TIFF is known as the most influential fall film festival. The festival runs from September 6th to the 16th. You still have lot of time to plan a night out at the festival and catch some incredible films.
So you’ve come to Toronto for a vacation or maybe you live here and you’re having a stay-cation. Maybe you’re not sure what to do and need some tips. We have located a list of events and festivals happening in Toronto to help get you started. With so many festivals and events happening around the city, there’s going to be something that sparks your interest. Summer time in Toronto is all about having a unique experience and as much fun as possoble.
Being outside is also a major factor in Toronto, since this is when we have the best weather, there’s something for everyone. You can count on the city to offer up an activity for you, your family and friends. Plus if there isn’t a festival that you want to check out, there’s always the beach. Toronto has a few to try, there really is a lot to do in the city. But we’ll do a blog about the various beaches another time. Here are a few festivals to get you started and to give an idea of the city has to offer.
Big on Bloor starts July 21st and ending on July 28th, with a Pedestrian Takeover from Dufferin to Lansdowne. This events goes from 12pm-12am Artsite x Bloordale. This festival features various art installations and projects, interactive performances, and a main stage with various musicians.
If food is more your style then you must get yourself to the Toronto Food Truck Festival. It runs from August 3rd to the 6th and its worth the trip to Woodbine Park. This events benefits SickKids and last year they were able to raise $116,000 in donations. Admission is free and there will be a fantastic selection to food trucks to try. If you’re going to be in the city that weekend, get there and enjoy some good eats.
And finally we have to mention the CNE, one of the oldest and most famous festivals in Toronto and that runs from August 17th – September 3rd. The CNE was founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition and has had the distinguished history as a showcase of the nation. The CNE has changed over the years and has become an annual tradition for many families. The festival includes things such as; food, concerts, rides, games, shopping, exhibits, and so much more.
For a more complete list of Toronto events and festivals click on the link below. There’s so much to do and see in Toronto, so you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.
With November here, as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it’s easy to stay indoor, and get bored. But there are plenty of things to visit and see with your friends and family in Southern Ontario this season…
You can alleviate boredom by bravely venturing off and exploring the far corners of this beautiful Canadian province. Take many photos, enjoy crafts and arts, food and wine, nature trails, nightlife, etc.
To make it even better and memorable.. why not get chauffeured around in a comfy, classy limo or a new Tesla car! That’s right Toronto Airport Limousine has a Tesla S85D – the driving experience in this car is unlike anything else.. it accelerates so quick – you’ll be blown away.
Let’s take a look at some highlights of the seasonal events and festivals going on in November in Southern Ontario.
With September arriving, fall is right at our doorsteps. It just happens that Ontario is ideal in fall, with so many adventure spots, events and festivals there is plenty to visit and see! Weather you’re into foods, drinks, arts, exploring celebrating the arrival of autumn has never been more fun.
Here is our top list of some of the festivals and events happening this September in Southern Ontario: