This past weekend, the Templar Hotel, rated as one of Toronto's top business hotels and winner of an IDS award, was found hosting many of Hollywood's most famous celebrities in town for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Appropriately predicted to host some of "TIFF's biggest parties of 2014" by BizBash, the Templar Hotel hosted many star-studded events, and attracted many faces of Hollywood's top talent.
To date, Jennifer Aniston, Al Pacino, Jake Gyllenhall, James Franco, Channing Tatum, Scott Haze, Wayne Gretzky, Morgan Freeman, Sandra Oh and Michael Douglas have all been spotted in the boutique luxury hotel.
Ben Vereen poses with fans outside Templar Hotel
TIFF insider's report that James Franco and Scott Haze hosted the premiere party for their new movie The Sound and the Fury at the Templar Hotel this past Saturday; along with Wayne & Janet Gretzky. A newly bald James Franco was spotted dawning a suit, tie and toque on the red carpet on his way into the party, which was well attended by a who's who of Toronto's socialites and scenesters, including celebrity stylist Jie Matar & fashion blogger Jay Strut, Luxury event planners Candice Chan and Alison Slaight, F-Word's Tamara Duarte, and Misheal Morgan from the Young and the Restless.
Stars from the hit film The Avengers, assembled in this luxury hotspot, with the Templar Hotel hosting Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) for their respective new films. Stars like James Franco, Scott Haze, Greta Gerwig & Al Pacino were seen enjoying personalized lunches and dinners from the Templar Hotel's highly rated Monk's Kitchen, expertly prepared by Executive Chef Roberto Faccioni.
Other celebrities spotted include: Salma Hayek, Kevin Costner & Richard Gere, who was sporting a full head of white hair and was joking with fans while signing autographs.
With so many Hollywood stars coming in and out of "Toronto's secret hotel", the Templar Hotel and now-famous Monk Kitchen and cocktail bar may not remain so secret.
About the Templar Hotel
The Templar Hotel Toronto is the city's newest hotel, re-defining small luxury hotels and setting a new benchmark in the hospitality industry. With unique facilities and offerings as well as a fresh new approach to personalized hospitality, guests know the hotel equally for its distinct minimalist design aesthetic and unparalleled guest service.