TRAVEL moViEs compiled and written by Katja Pantzar photo courtesy of tiff wHERE THE sTARs sTAy billing iTselF as "Toronto's most exclusive hotel," the fivestar Hazelton Hotel, conveniently located in Yorkville, is where the celebrities stay. Its One restaurant is the place to be and be seen. Rooms go from 400 to 7,500 dollars a night. George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, and Brad Pitt have all been sighted here. Actress Penelope Cruz poses for the Toronto paparazzi. www.thehazeltonhotel.com HoLLywood noRTH T mAjoR AmERicAn moViEs ARE REguLARLy fiLmEd in ToRonTo mAking cAnAdA's LARgEsT ciTy An ExcELLEnT LocATion foR cELEbRiTy spoTTing. sTARRy, sTARRy nigHTs rue story: a few years ago i was tainment, is believed to be part of what in an elevator at toronto's swanky spurred actor mark wahlberg to buy a four seasons hotel when a 12-million dollar condo in toronto's familiar looking man stepped in. yorkville. yorkville, the toney mid-town he was (predictably) tall, dark neighbourhood, is where you're most likely and quite handsome. i was just about to ask to run into a familiar face from the silver the most-cliched of questions "don't i screen, on the street or in one of the bars, know you from somewhere?" when i restaurants or hotel lobbies. it's where the realised that the man standing next to me roof lounge, amber, bistro 990 and the was chris noth, the actor best known for hazelton (see text boxes) are located. his role as mr big in the hit tV each september the city hosts series Sex and the City. the toronto international film dozens of hollywood festival (known as tiff), ligHTs, camera, movies have been filmed which brings loads of cinacTion! here ranging from Hairema royalty from around Toronto International spray (2007) and X-Men the world to town. within Film Festival (2000) to the oscar-winthe industry, tiff is widely September 8-18 ner Chicago (2002) starring acknowledged as being richard Gere, renee Zellsecond only to the cannes www.tiff.net weger and catherine Zetafilm festival in terms of Jones. The remake of Total stars, top films and business. Recall starring Jessica biel and colin farrell was filmed at the city's Finnair Flies nonstop to toronto until pinewood studios during the summer of september 11. Oneworld codeshare service from 2011. filming 2008's Max Payne, which was new york and toronto operates year round. loosely based on the video game of the same name developed by finnish remedy enter12 bLuE wings sEpTEmbER 2011 rooF lounge Park HyaTT On the 18th floor of the Yorkville hotel, the Roof boasts one of the best views over the city and a bartender who's been there for 50 years and served just about everyone. 4 Avenue Road www.ParKtoronto.hyatt.com amber This hipper than hip lounge is where you'll find the city's movers and shakers as well as out-of-towners such as rockstar Mick Jagger, who reportedly drops in for a drink when he's in town. 119 Yorkville Avenue www.amberinyorKville.com bisTro 990 "Everyone I know has had celebrity sightings while dining here," writes Frommer's Toronto 2010 author Hilary Davidson. 990 Bay Street www.bistro990.ca Eng
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