Since the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) moved to a more central location at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on King Street in 2010, some of the party activity migrated with it.
Spots in the downtown core like Patria, Storys, Soho House and the Ritz-Carlton have emerged as go-to haunts for celebrities and autograph hounds, but a few Yorkville holdouts continue to make their mark.
The Four Seasons in Toronto has attracted star power with its Royal Suite, a $15,000-per-night oasis that’s a staggering 3,820 square feet. The space includes three bedroom suites, a dining room, a living room, a TV room, a sitting room, a kitchen, an office with private entrance and a luxe bathroom.
To indulge its A-list clientele, the Four Seasons ensures that staff tend to almost any request – including one where the hotel reportedly custom-created a miniature pink staircase to help a star’s teacup dog climb into bed.
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The big draw for star power at the hotel used to be George Christy’s annual mid-afternoon soiree and luncheon, which came to an end last year. The famed Hollywood reporter attracted guests like Kathleen Turner, Geoffrey Rush, Ewan McGregor, Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta.
Daniel Bouloud’s d|bar, the hotel’s street-level lounge, is also a draw for celebrities looking to unwind with a cocktail or taste what dishes the world-renowned chef has to offer. Last year, Al Pacino was reportedly hanging out in the lounge until 3 a.m. after his interview at Massey Hall.
And for the rest of us? Park yourself at the d|bar patio for some serious stargazing!