Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Celebrates Art, Community and Connection This Film Festival

August 29, 2023,
Toronto, Canada

As the heartbeat of Yorkville and a beacon of entertainment, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will once again welcome the return of the film festival season. Celebrating artistry and renowned talent, the brand’s global flagship is setting the stage with a lineup of events and offerings sure to charm and enchant partygoers. Igniting a lively energy in Toronto, the festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 5, and conclude on Sunday, September 17, 2023.

Beginning the celebrations with a special star-studded event, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will feature its annual photo exhibit adorning the Hotel’s East Lobby and the ever-bustling d|bar. Known for capturing the perfect picturesque moment at some of the city’s most prominent events and red carpets, renowned Toronto photographer Ryan Emberley will present the Festival After Dark. A monochromatic collection of Emberley’s favourite celebrity moments, the exhibit will offer a glimpse into the glamorous world of Hollywood and celebrities through Emberley’s lens.

Guests are invited to view the candids and portraits featuring the likes of Helen Mirren, Grace Jones, Bruce Willis and Chris Evans starting Tuesday, September 5, until Sunday, September 17. The official reveal of Emberley’s work will be unveiled at Yorkville’s highly-anticipated kick-off reception as he steps out from behind the camera for the invitation-only event, bringing together the city’s most notable content creators, socialites, influencers and media members.

Culinary excellence takes centre stage at Café Boulud on Wednesday, September 6, as Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud returns, providing guests with the opportunity to dine like a celebrity. Chef Daniel, alongside Chef de Cuisine Colin Henderson, has curated a five-course culinary experience with every dish incorporating an element of the elegance of pearls, paying homage to the glamour that the film festival season brings to the city. Guests can don their pearls and savour culinary delights such as BC Spot Prawns, Wild Coho Salmon and Romesco Lamb Chops all while sipping on expert wine pairings curated by Head Sommelier Anna Jarosz.

Come Friday, September 8, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will once again join forces with The Kit for the second-annual celebration of women in film. Featuring a powerful lineup of female filmmakers, producers, directors and writers, the intimate luncheon will spark conversation and inspire connection within the community. With a panel spotlighting remarkable talents shaping the future of film, this year's honourees will speak to their careers and positionality as creatives in the industry. Guests will toast the achievements of filmmaker, writer and director Vanessa Magic; award-winning filmmaker and director Noura Kevorkian; producer, actress and director Anubha Momin; filmmaker Meredith Hama-Brown; and writer and director Zoe Hopkins.

While the festival unfolds, from Thursday, September 7, to Sunday, September 17, d|bar by Chef Daniel Boulud will offer five specialty cocktails inspired by beloved movie genres. Guests can choose to sip on the Drama, enjoy the Thriller or toast with the Romance - every craft cocktail was created to evoke the magic of cinema and provide a sensory journey.

As the epicentre of gathering in Yorkville welcoming film enthusiasts, celebrities and those revelling in the festivities, the Forbes Five Star team looks forward to delivering an unforgettable luxury experience blending art, culture, food and drink.

To secure a reservation for Bring Your Pearls and Dine like a Celebrity with Chef Daniel Boulud, call 416 964 0411 or click here.

To stay up-to-date on all film festival affairs at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, click here to follow the property’s official Instagram.


Ciara Merouan
Director of Public Relations
60 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, M4W 0A4