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TIFF Diary: Day Two

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TIFF Diary: Day Two

Day 2: I Heart the Pop Ups

The takeover is in full effect: with popup lounges and clubs abound, the Toronto cityscape is a whole new playground for nocturnal festival goers to traverse. Getting to be a landmark of TIFF, Grey Goose SoHo House — a home away from home for visiting celebs — has expanded to 2 floors this year. I checked out the dinner and intimate drinks level Friday at the Broken Cities party hosted by Inferno Films Production, also behind festival gala, Killer Elite. In the early stages of pre-production, Broken Cities is a noir-feature set to be directed by Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) with actors, Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe cast in lead roles. The highlight: Mark Wahlberg mixing Grey Goose cocktails behind the bar. Already a favourite destination of the late night fun seeking hipster sect in the city, Goodnight has invited the lux Hotel Gansevoort to host wee-hour-of-the-morning gatherings for its very select guest list. Tucked away from peering eyes, as small as your first apartment out of college, and a giant red spot on the celeb radar (R&B star, the Weeknd arrived after 2 am), Goodnight Gansevoort, is as exclusive as it is unique in festival fun. The perk: A luxury ride to the party in a BMW x6. Goodnight Gansevoort’s particular mid-size luxury crossovers are pleasantly stocked with Vitamin Water and Wrigley’s gum. Watermelon flavoured chewing gum never tasted so classy.
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TIFF Diary: Day Two