The Toronto International Film Festival marks its 40th anniversary this year. This is one of the most exciting times in Toronto, not just for the red carpet events or the celebrities who roll through, but for the contagious energy it brings to the city. Every year, TIFF takes it up a notch and never ceases to amaze us. One new initiative we are excited about is Festival Street, a free outdoor festival running through September 13 on King Street West between Peter and University Streets. During the event, that area will be a no-vehicle zone, giving free access to everyone.
What’s great about this is that it caters to everyone, whether or not you have tickets to go see a film, an invite to a gift lounge or are looking for something to do for a date night, you can still take part in some TIFF fun. Also not to be missed is Questival, a walking interactive quiz designed by Frontier Design & Innovation. Balloons decorated with artwork will float above the streets as well, so it should be a great sight to see. Each balloon will have artwork showcasing a past festival film. If you are into live music, make sure to stop by the NewCanadianMusic.ca Stage, which will have music from up-and-coming talent. (more…)