The Neighbourhood


At 80 John Street, Festival Tower is located on King right in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, surrounded by many of Toronto’s famous entertainment venues, clubs and restaurants. The Tower itself is home to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Film Reference Library and the many events and exhibits it plays host to outside of the Toronto International Film Festival. Only steps down the street lie Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales Theatres, the Four Season’s Centre, home to Canada’s National Ballet and Opera Company, The Second City improv club and sports venues such as the Air Canada Centre, home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors, and Rogers Centre, home to the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts.

With so many clubs and restaurants in the area, it can be hard to choose. Residents are invited to take their time sampling everything on offer, though favourites include the Oliver & Bonacini Canteen and nearby La Fenice. For transport, residents have the option of the King and nearby Spadina Streetcars, or of St Andrew Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line a few blocks away. Festival Tower is also close to Toronto’s Union Station, providing transport even further throughout the city and beyond. Nearby Spadina Ave also offers easy access to the city’s Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard for those driving in their cars.

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