To kick off its opening weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival has brought its celebrations out of the theatre and onto the street. From Thursday to Sunday, TIFF’s inaugural Festival Street will transform King Street into a pedestrian-only zone from University Avenue to Peter Street. Participants can enjoy outdoor patios, live music, interactive art exhibits, and even a “Film Therapy” booth.
Festival Street offers a contrast to the sometimes exclusive feel of the festival. The public, all-ages event aims to provide something for everyone — including those who didn’t manage to snag a ticket to the screenings. Film marathoners will get a reprieve from hours spent indoors at screenings or camped out in rush lines.
To learn more about Festival Street, click here.
Check out the photos below for a glimpse of what you’ll see along Festival Street this weekend.
With files from Annie Bender and Jeanie Tran.
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