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Where to Stay for the (TIFF) Toronto International Film Festival?

The Toronto International Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Toronto International Film Festival is dedicated to presenting viewers with the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators from all around the world of all backgrounds, ages, and cultures.

Apart from being Canada’s premier home of cinema, Toronto International Film Festival offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, events, field trip events for students, professional development and opportunities to meet, hear, and learn from filmmakers from not only Canada but around the world.

In terms of accessibility, Toronto International Film Festival offers mobility devices that may be reserved by calling the box office, assistive listening devices, closed captioning, and descriptive sounds. And schedules for CC and DS notions for screening.

Toronto International Film Festival also supports the Black Lives Matter Movement, committed to combatting anti-Black racism, Stop Asian Hate, and posts a public lang acknowledgement in recognizing they are situated on native land and had invited immigrants here on the spirit of respect, peace, and friendship.


Bell LightBox

Tickets for in-person screenings of the Toronto International Film Festival cinematic experience can be purchased at the Bell Lightbox. Prices for screenings range from $20-$40 for regular or premium screenings. Currently, you can access a digital form of the Bell LightBox on their website for viewings for A Tale of Summer, Springtime, Winter, and Autumn. A Fantastic Women, Ahead of the Curve, Amel, Other Rounds, As Tears Go By, and more.

There are also live digital events on their calendar for queer-related content, and equity searching workshops. This year Toronto International Film Festival is also the 46th annual event, and the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival cinematic experiences submissions will open soon.


Short-Term Suites

The Toronto International Film Festival and the Bell LightBox are both located in downtown Toronto at 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5. If you are planning to stay with us at Avalon Suites Toronto, we are at 155 Yorkville Avenue. From Avalon Suites Yorkville to the Toronto International Film Festival and the Bell LightBox it is only a 15-minute drive or 20-minutes by public transit on the TTC.

There are also many advantages to staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville. Each of our suites comes with a fully furnished kitchen with kitchen appliances such as a microwave, stovetop, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, and Nespresso machine. Suites also have an in-suite washer and dryer, a Smart Tv, and complimentary Wi-Fi, access to a gym and fitness Centre, conference room, and concierge service.


Attending TIFF

If you are planning on attending the Toronto International Film Festival, the TIFF website currently offers a digital regular ticket package with four options. A digital 3, 5, 10, and 20 pack of films ranging from prices between $54 - $330 before tax and will be on sale at the end of the month on June 30. Digital premium tick packages will begin at $84 - $140 for 3 or 5 digital films and if you are looking for an affordable option, digital regular and premium film screening is between $19 - $26 for the regular or premium film screening.

Not from downtown Toronto and eat to visit the Toronto International Film Festival? Are you here for a corporate stay and want to experience this cinematic experience? You can learn more about your corporate stay with Corporate Relocation: Everything to Know.


Learning and Outreach

On top of hosting the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox office also focuses on learning, education, and outreach into the community. As part of a sponsorship with Sun Life. As part of the Reel Comfort program- a diverse and inclusive year-round programming, they offer over $55,000 worth of free tickets to over 5,000 children, families, mental health clients, and seniors every year to eliminate the financial barrier between those who can take part in their experiences and viewings. The Rangel of diverse activities also offers includes free film craft workshops and screening for underprivileged youth across the Greater Toronto area. In 2016, they served 1,900 young people in their community, for mental health and senior clients.

The Toronto International Film Festival truly harnesses its unique power of using film to unlock imagination and encourage lifelong curiosity and learning of the arts and media. By providing their films to be accessible to all audiences through different programs, to all ages, and backgrounds that deserve to have this experience. This is why they believe in accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in what they do.


Partner Events

The Toronto International Film Festival also partners with other well-known national, and internationally recognized film, documentary, and cinematic festivals. Other partner festivals under the Toronto International Film Festival includes the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Imaginative Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, l’altra Italia, Cineiran Festival, Toronto Korena Film Festival, Toronto Irish Film Festival, Goethe Institute, Toronto South African Film Festival, Toronto Palestine Film Festival, jfl42, Brazil Film Festival Toronto, Canadian Sport Film Festival, And the Canadian Sport Film Festival.


Avalon Suites Toronto

Looking to book a fully furnished suite for your stay at the Toronto International Film Festival? Book to stay with us here at Avalon Suites Toronto, we have a fully furnished suite with kitchen amenities like a microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer, Nespresso machine, and toaster in each room. As well as closely located to the event.

Avalon suites offer Economy suites for one person to a Presidential suite accommodating up to five people, there is sure to be one best suited for you and your family. Stay in Avalon Suites with more than 2x the space than a hotel room, decorated with modern furniture, a fully equipped kitchen, Cable Smart TVs, and an in-suite washer and dryer. Furthermore, guests have access to conference space, fitness center and gym, and concierge services.

If you are looking for local restaurants to try out while staying with Avalon, check out our blog best Restaurants for Take-Out Near our Short-term Rentals. Or if you are looking for local tourist attractions in the Yorkville area, check out our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville.

Check out the Avlon Yorkville blog for even more information.

Contact us at 416.731.1372 to learn more about our suites and to book!

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