Spotting a star: The where, the what and the who
Web staff, cp24.com
Published Friday, September 16, 2011 11:38AM EDT
Want to stargaze but haven't had much luck here in Hollywood North?
Here's a guide to the best spots in town plus the guaranteed locations where all stars will be during the Toronto International Film Festival.
It's no secret that if you want to see a celebrity your best bet is hitting the restaurants, cafes and hotels around Yorkville. On the first day of TIFF, supermodel Linda Evangelista was spotted eating sushi on the trendy street and U2's Bono was spotted dining at La Societe, the newest hot spot, a Paris-inspired bistro on Bloor Street.
Bono we now know is staying at the Hazelton Hotel and witnesses say he has been hanging out at One, the upscale lounge located on the main floor of the building.
Madonna is also expected to stay at the hotel once she rolls into town this weekend.
No word on where Brad Pitt and George Clooney are staying but we're willing to bet the posh hotel will be the premier destination for a lot of A-listers looking for a place to stay.
In honour of TIFF, many bars, restaurants, lounges and nightclubs across downtown Toronto will stay open until 4 a.m. to accommodate the festival crowd.
Among some of the favourite spots for celebrities are Ultra Supperclub, Thompson Hotel, One at the Hazelton, Sotto Sotto, Bistro 990, Hotel St. Germaine and the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
If you spot a celebrity and happen to snap a photo, we want to see it. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it up in a photo gallery.
The other guaranteed spot to celebrity sight-see? Why, the red carpet of course!
Here is a list of red carpet scheduled events for the next few days. This list will be updated daily.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Location: Roy Thomson Hall
(5:15 p.m. talent arrival, screening starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Stars: Nick Murphy, (director) Rebecca Hall
(8:15 p.m. talent arrival, screening starts at 9:30 p.m.)
Stars: Darrell Roodt (director), Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson