TORONTO--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) -  From September 6th through the 16th, 2012, the stars will be out in Toronto. The city will be rolling out the red carpet, as some of the biggest names in film gather for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, just blocks from Roy Thompson Hall where many of the films will be screened, offers the perfect location for stargazers and film buffs alike. So plan your stay at this Molson Amphitheatre hotel now to be in the centre of it all.

Cinema fans won't want to miss the chance to catch more than 300 films from more than 60 countries. The festival takes place across 11 theatres and various hospitality venues, many of which are just minutes from the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, which is offering some of the best Toronto hotel deals in the city. Roy Thompson Hall in particular, is just blocks away from the hotel, and will be the site for numerous TIFF events. This year's festival brings new features including Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which brings Vanguard and documentary films to a grand neighborhood theatre. In partnership with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, the festival will also offer extended Q&As for five films, bringing together film directors and subject/regional experts for engaging conversation.

This year's festival will also highlight the city of Mumbai, giving festival-goers the chance to familiarise themselves with that city's top filmmakers. In TIFF Cinematheque, four restored films will screen for free, while Discovery will also now include Canadian feature debuts. Asian film is also honored with the New Award, celebrating the work of first- or second-time feature directors. To learn more about the festival, visit

Festival packages and hotel deals in downtown Toronto are available at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, offering a prime location for those who want to take in the city between movie premieres and festival events. Relax in a spacious and stylish guestroom featuring luxurious bedding, a flat-panel TV, coffeemaker and high-speed Wi-Fi. If sitting in too many theatre seats leaves you with sore muscles, head to this hotel's indoor pool or state-of-the-art fitness centre. For global cuisine prepared with locally-inspired ingredients, Arriba Restaurant offers all-day dining, while the Arriba Lounge is a great place to join new and old friends alike, for a drink or casual meal.

About the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
At the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, you're truly in the middle of the action, whether sports, business, tourist attractions or world-class entertainment are at the top of your agenda. Located in the Rogers Centre, this 4-diamond hotel offers spacious and stylish accommodations just minutes from the country's financial centre. Guestrooms offer high-speed Wi-Fi, large work areas, plush bedding, flat-panel HD TVs and personal coffeemakers. With a location adjacent to the Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower, this hotel is popular with business travellers who can opt for club-level rooms with upgraded services and amenities, plus Concierge Lounge access. The hotel also features 13,000 sq. ft. of downtown Toronto meeting spaces. If you're a die-hard sports fan, field-view rooms offer floor-ceiling windows that open into Rogers Centre stadium, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. When you're not out exploring the city, right outside this Entertainment District hotel, unwind at the state-of-the-art fitness centre or indoor pool and whirlpool, or sit down for a relaxing meal or drink at Arriba Restaurant and Lounge.

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Dominique Lavery
Director of Sales & Marketing
Renaissance Toronto Downtown