2. Toronto International Film Festival
In mid-September, movie fans and film creators from around the globe flock to Toronto, Ontario for the Toronto International Film Festival, attending premier screenings of the season’s most relevant releases. Film buffs visiting Toronto are entertained by the stars outside the cinemas as well; many of Hollywood’s “A list” thespians can be spotted on the red carpet en route to industry parties in the city’s entertainment district, in fashionable Yorkville or in the more recently developed creative Mecca of Gooderham and Worts in the distillery district. Star gazing in Toronto is a possibility any day of the year, with its film and TV production schedule contributing to past releases such as X-Men, Cinderella Man and the Academy Award winning musical Chicago.