Are you ready for another year of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)?
Well this year, like years past TIFF has so much on offer which of course includes so many amazing, groudbreaking and thought provoking films, but TIFF also transforms king street west (the street the TIFF sits on) to a pedestrian paradise from September 8th to 11th.
On Opening Weekend, September 8 to 11, King Street West between Peter and University Streets will be closed and transformed into a pedestrian corridor for all to enjoy.
“Festival Street brings great value to the City, to Torontonians, international visitors, and local businesses. Last year, Festival Street drew a remarkable 100,000 visitors in just four days,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “The Entertainment District is the City’s centre for nightlife, dining, live entertainment, and film, and Festival Street enhances this experience with dynamic, free programming for everyone.”
The Slaight Music Stage returns to John Street with performances from up-and-coming musical talent and free film screenings on John Street south of King Street.
TIFF celebrates the 30th anniversary of two cult classics with screenings of Labyrinth (1986) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Costumes are encouraged, with prizes to be won. For Festival Street eats, visitors can grab a bite at a Food Truck or get a table on the extended patios along Restaurant Row, and relax with friends in one of the Festival Street seating areas. Passersby can experience virtual reality in Bell’s VR cubes, visit the Express PopUp Shop for a free Festival tote, test new chocolates at the Lindor Chocolate Mobile Truck, and get A Taste Of Europe Via Icelandair, with a chance to win flight tickets for a European getaway.
Learn more and see the full Festival Street schedule by visiting tiff.net Today.