The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the world's largest event festival, an essential stop along the path for Oscar hopefuls, and a uniquely Toronto experience that attracts international celebrities, actors, and content creators for a week of celebrations, premieres, and over-the-top events. 

The Toronto International Film Festival sign on King Street West

It's a week full of gala's, after-events, intimate gatherings, and fabulous parties that will keep domestic  and international event professionals working hard for clients from LA to Tokyo and beyond. 


Here's a look at some of the venues TIFF chose for this year’s festival:

TIFF Bell Lightbox

It's impossible to talk about the TIFF without mentioning the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Built in 2010, the Lightbox is more than just the home base for the festival; it's a cultural icon located in the heart of the King Street entertainment district and a unique flexible event venue offering some of the most unique spaces in Toronto to host your next event. 

King Street West in Toronto's Entertainment District at night

Roy Thomson Hall 

Roy Thomson Hall is spectacular, iconic, and utterly unique in design, function, and form. It's a beautiful concert hall Located just down the street from the Lightbox, surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the city. It's also an unparalleled event space that is surprisingly flexible thanks to ingenious technology and design. Roy Thomson Hall is a perfect fit, from ted talks to movie premieres to symphony shows.

Roy Thompson Hall

The Princess of Wales Theatre

The Princess of Wales Theatre looks like it was built in the 1930s, but that's not the case. The venue was built in 1993 by legendary Toronto residents Ed and David Mirvish to host the first Canadian run of Miss Saigon. It's a modern space with a classical feel, and that's a big deal to event professionals considering a host venue. 

Outside the Princess of Wales Theatre on King Street West in Toronto's Entertainment District

Scotiabank Theatre 

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto is the traditional movie theatre that we all know, just better. Its modern interior and amenities ensure a great experience here every time, and the location couldn't be better. While it may not carry the same cachet as some of the other theatres on this list, it might be the best event space in the bunch, flexible enough to host large events and small.

TIFF Festival Red Carpet Crowds

The Glenn Gould Studio

The Glenn Gould Studio is unique in this list because it's not actually hosting screenings. Instead, the studio will host the professional conference aspect of TIFF that most outside of those in the industry won't really pay attention to. However, the conference is where the real business of the festival is done. The studio is a premier event space conveniently located on Front Street, just across from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), making it a key location when planning more prominent events there.

Interior of Glenn Gould studio

Royal Alexandra Theatre

Lastly, the grandest on the list is the recently restored Royal Alexandra Theatre; built in 1903, the theatre is a national treasure and masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the longest-running legitimate theatre in North America. The guest experience is second to none; a big part of that is the feeling of walking into this classic space. For domestic or international event planners, it's a unique experience that will leave attendees and guests feeling as if they've been somewhere special.

For more information on the venues of TIFF 2022, reach out to the Destination Toronto team or check out more Choice Event Spaces.

Royal Alexandra Theatre Exterior