Where are the TIFF Box Offices?

Here's where to get tickets for TIFF events

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••• TIFF sign. Image courtesy flickr.com/photos/tonyshek

Question: Where are the TIFF Box Offices?

Looking for tickets for the Toronto International Film Festival, or one of the other film festivals or events TIFF puts on throughout the year? There are a few ways to go about it. TIFF aims to showcase the best in both Canadian and international film throughout the year, and in addition the Toronto International Film Festival, they run TIFF Kids, Next Wave, Canada's Top Ten, Books on Film, Food on Film, and many more screenings, festivals and talks.

So how do you get tickets? Read on to find out.

Answer: All of the above events and and any other related screenings and events are run by the Toronto International Film Festival Group which has a year-round box office in TIFF Bell Lightbox, which occupies an entire city block in downtown Toronto. TIFF Bell Lightbox doesn't just show films, they also host events and film-related installations and exhibitions so there's almost always something going on there that's worth a peek for film fans and movie buffs. There are also free weekly tours available if you're interested in learning more about the building's history and architecture.

Tours last around 45 minutes. If you're in the area there are lots of restaurants and bars close by, including Canteen and Luma Restaurant, which can both be found inside TIFF Bell Lightbox. Head to Luma after 4pm Monday to Saturday for their happy hour specials (dubbed "Magic Hour") where you can get $5 martinis, manhattans, grolsch lager pints and sangria.

TIFF Year-Round Box Office - TIFF Bell Lightbox
You can find TIFF Bell Lightbox at 350 King Street West, in Reitman Square
• The TIFF Bell Lightbox is located on the north-west corner of King Street West and John Street.
• The TIFF Bell Lightbox box office is open from 10am to 10pm daily.
• During the Toronto International Film Festival, box offices generally open 30 minutes before the first on-site screening and close 30 minutes after the final on-site screening of the day.

Other TIFF venues include Roy Thomson Hall, The Princess of Wales Theatre, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Scotiabank Theatre and Isabel Bader Theatre among others. 

During the Toronto International Film Festival, a temporary box office is set up specifically to serve festival-goers:

TIFF Festival Box Office
225 King Street West
In August and September, visit tiff.net for festival box office hours. Learn more about key dates for the Toronto International Film Festival here

TIFF Box Office Alternatives

You can order tickets online leading up to and during the festival, or by phone at 416-599-TIFF or toll free at 1-888-599-8433.

Official TIFF website: tiff.net

Updated by Jessica Padykula