The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) kicks off today in the downtown core, with lots of opportunities to spot your favourite celebs and check out some amazing films. Some big names expected to make their appearance on the red carpet this year, include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Drake, Emma Stone and Gael Garcia Bernal.

There are lots of other things to do downtown during the 10 day festival, like attend hosted and themed club nights, dine at TIFF hot spots and for some…go to a private party or V.I.P. gift lounge. One of the more established gift lounges that equip local and international celebrities with hospitality and swag is Tastemakers.

Their theme this year is #SuiteontheSixth and they have already welcomed local names like Stacie McKenzie, Caitlin Kronenberg, Vinnie Bennett and Ika Wong (pictured). The gifting lounge launched in 2005 and specializes in Canadian owned and operated product placement.

(Photo credit: Sarjoun Faour)