The Toronto International Film Festival is one of Canada’s most important cultural events.
Taking place from Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, September 19, 2009, this year’s festival will be one of the most exciting yet.
Toronto’s Film Fest is known for attracting big-time stars.
This year, you might see Ricky Jervais, Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore…and who knows…you might even catch a glimpse of Surprise Squirrel; Canada’s hit new Internet Sensation.
If you’re attending TIFF 2009, your best bet is to stay close to where all of the action is – in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville neighborhood!
We’ll give you the skinny on some of Toronto’s best hotels in the area.
Park Hyatt Toronto:
Located at 4 Avenue Road, you can’t get closer to the Film Festival than the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto.
Guest rooms range from 300 to 400 square feet and have either one king sized bed or two full sized double beds. Most suites are decorated with warm green, taupe and gold shades, but there are a couple of rooms that really stand out.
Designed by Sarah Richardson, the hotel’s Pink and Blue rooms are truly one of a kind. They were created for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer awareness. Beautiful and for a worthy cause!
Recently, we wrote a review of the Park Hyatt Toronto. Read the review to get more information about this stunning hotel in Toronto.
The Hazelton Hotel
This boutique hotel in Toronto is located in the heart of Yorkville (118 Yorkville Avenue) and is the perfect spot to stay if you’re planning on making the most of your trip to Toronto for the 2009 film festival.
The Hazelton really evokes a feeling of grandeur and is totally inspired by 1940’s Hollywood glamour.
Rooms are quite large – averaging 600 square feet, with nine-foot ceilings. We love the custom-designed carpets, comfy beds and state-of-the-art sound systems and plasma TVs. Another nice feature is the gorgeous long fireplace, covered with slab marble.
The Hazelton’s location and glamorous appeal is perfect for attendees of this year’s TIFF.
Learn more by reading our hotel review of The Hazelton.
The Windsor Arms Hotel:
A gorgeous historical hotel in Toronto, nothing brings back memories of Toronto’s grand days than The Windsor Arms Hotel. A favorite of celebrities, VIPs and Torontonians alike, The Windsor Arms is just a half block south of Bloor Street (18 St. Thomas St.), and is about a five minute walk from some of TIFFs major venues!
At only 28 suites, The Windsor Arms’ specializes in personalized and discrete service for all of its guests.
We love the rooms, furnished with mahogany and birch pieces, lush wall coverings, Frette linens and private in-room bars.
The Courtyard Café is a Toronto culinary landmark. Make sure to enjoy a fine meal here between films!
Other Toronto hotels perfect for the film festival:
Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre: If you’re in Toronto for TIFF 2009, you’ll want to surround yourself with culture. You’ll find music, art and theatre at the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre.
Hotel Le Germain: Found right in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, you won’t find a better location than Hotel Le Germain if you want to enjoy Toronto’s nightlife after a day of watching films at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel: Right in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, the Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel is perfect for guests who want to see the Film Festival while they are on business in Toronto.
SoHo Metropolitan Hotel Toronto: A gorgeous boutique design hotel in the heart of Toronto, you’ll love this hotel’s style and service.