tiff parties 2015

5 can't miss events in Toronto during TIFF 2016

The 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to 18. If you haven't grabbed your movie tickets yet, there are still plenty available online. And along with the numerous screenings, there are plenty of events to attend, including some that won't break the bank.

Here are 5 can't miss events in Toronto during TIFF 2016.

Pharrell Williams Free Concert (September 10)
TIFF's Festival Street will have lots of free concerts featuring stellar local artists this weekend. By Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams will also be making a stopover. He's performing as part of the Hidden Figures sneak peek.

A Night with John Legend and Mark Duplass, (September 13)
John Legend and filmmaker Mark Duplass are celebrating TIFF's Vanguard films at an event on September 13. While the festivities at the Ted Rogers Hot Docs cinema will be free to attend, you can still expect cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, DJs and desserts.

The Drake Hotel's LA Takeover, (September)
All month long, the Drake Hotel will be bringing Hollywood to Toronto with LA-based chefs, art installations and California-inspired music and events. Check out the art hotel and taste LA's famous Fritzi Dogs or go wild and party at A Club Called Rhonda (on Sept. 15).

Pop VR, (September 16-18)
If you tire of 2D, check out films in 3D at this year's festival. You can grab a ticket to see a slate of 3D movies and explore the future of filmmaking over TIFF's final three days.

People's Choice Awards Screening, (September 18)
Line up early and get your free ticket to see the 2016 People's Choice Award-winning film for free. Last year, Room won, so if that's any indication, you should expect a buzz-worthy flick.

What did I miss? Add more events to the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

There's a new movie coming out about Scarborough and it's having its premiere at TIFF

Drake and LeBron are making a movie about the experiences of Black hockey players

Mila Kunis and Connie Britton spotted while filming a movie in Toronto

Toronto just got a new open-air movie theatre next to the waterfront

Questions raised about film crew on location in Toronto park police just cleared

Anna Kendrick spotted while filming new movie in Toronto

TIFF reveals huge list of star-studded movies playing at this year's festival in Toronto

Pixar's new movie is set in Toronto and people are freaking out over the trailer