Every year, the Toronto International Film Festival brings its own special brand of chaos to downtown. A large section of King Street outside of Roy Thomson Hall and the TIFF Bell LightBox is closed off for a massive street festival. There are lineups, red carpets, special promotions and sound stages everywhere you look. And on top of that, a little bit of magic courtesy of me and my partner in mystery, Chris Mayhew.
For the past several years, I've been privileged to work for TIFF, providing magic outdoors for countless people. It's always an exciting weekend and this year, the weather could not have been better.
There were literally thousands out on the street excited to see premieres or to catch a glimpse of red carpet celebrities.
I also bumped into the host of Face 2 Face, David Peck, who was out for screenings an interviews. (And offering snarky real-time commentary on magic tricks!)