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Sign for the Toronto International Film Festival at night

Celebrating the Toronto International Film Festival

Article by Melanie Greco Photographed by Sammy Dyes; Video by Castle City Creative

It was lights, camera, action at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto this September during the Toronto International Film Festival.  The downtown hotel gave an Oscar-worthy performance as it welcomed filmmakers, celebrities and guests from around the world during the 10-day event.


With a Toronto-inspired theme, guests of The Ritz-Carlton were treated to a star-studded cast of specialty menus and installations, including a lobby champagne garden, spa treatments and signature cocktails.  Find recipes to 'The Six', a blend of scotch whiskey, bitters, vanilla roobos syrup, Italian vermouth, finished with Remy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne.


"The Six" Cocktail


2 oz. Louis XIII

1/2 oz. Johnnie Walker Blue

1/4 Antica Formula

1/4 Vanilla Roobos Syrup

2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

1 sphere ice ball

Tuna Tartare

Ingredients: Granny Smith apple, avocado, Ahi Tuna, olive oil, citrus mayo, salt & pepper, purple potato chip (garnish).


"Edge 360 Cocktail"

Ingredients: 2 oz. Vodka, 1/2 oz. St. Germain, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. Amaro Averna, 1/2 oz. white pepper syrup.