TORONTO — La Fenice, an Italian restaurant in Toronto’s entertainment district, will serve as the official hospitality partner for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) being held Sept. 6 to 16.
“We’ve been neighbours with TIFF forever and it’s inevitable that we eventually would become partners,” says Rita Fosco, owner of La Fenice. “TIFF is the biggest festival in this city and it’s something we are very proud to be a part of. It’s all very exciting.”
La Fenice will be transformed to mimic an exclusive movie premiere, complete with a red carpet and other decorations. The Italian hotspot recently completed restaurant renovations — the first since 1984.
The restaurant will also be offering a special dish to celebrate (mussels and fries) and extend its patio to accommodate the influx of guests and visitors to the festival.