TIFF is so many things to many people. It’s the movies, it’s the parties, it’s the hot-spots, and it’s the red carpets.  Industry members and the viewing public are all looking to grab a piece of the festival for themselves.

What you may not know is that the lots of businesses and companies of the city play host to the glamorous gifting lounges that pop up every September. An amazing opportunity to showcase clients, the PR companies of Toronto create elaborate and inviting venues to draw in the talent as they pass through, and were good enough to let us have a peek at some of the lounges of TIFF 2013.

Have a look at the round-up below, and visit each of these lounges pages for more info & pics!


Who: B.A.D PR
Where: Windsor Arms Spa
What: PretendTAN, and the cast/crew of Our Man In Tehran


RealTV Social LodgeRealTV6

Who: Vocab Communications
Where: Cinema Towers Showroom
What: Inspire Cosmetics,  Kraken Rum, Titos Vodka, ChocolaChocola, Jelly Modern Donuts, Volcano Ice Cream, ZiGi Shoes, iSkin, Inspired Soap, Starter, GreedyGiver.com


NKPR IT Lounge


Where: Their very own office!
What: Caitlin Cronenberg’s portrait studio, Avon, Tweezerman, Colgate (and Anna Post’s etiquette campaign), Roots, Cold Stone Creamery, Barilla pasta, SKYY Vodka, DavidsTea, YOSox, Uber, BottleGreen.

It was a whirlwind of shiny things and tasty drinks, and I’m already looking forward to TIFF 2014!


We’ve got loads of advice to offer, from venue details to restaurant suggestions in our TIFF Tips Series.