Festival Tower sits atop the Bell Lightbox, both slated to open amid next year’s TIFF

(Source: The Toronto Star)

Located in the heart of the city’s entertainment precinct at King St. W. and John St., the Lightbox opening will no doubt be spotlighted during next year’s festival and, when the cameras are turned off and the stars go home, some won’t have far to travel.

That’s because sitting atop the leading-edge theatre and movie complex is the Festival Tower, a 46-storey (153.6-metre) condominium where several Canadian celebrities,, including producer/director Ivan Reitman (Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Animal House, Ghostbusters), have purchased units.

Reitman is not only a condo owner, he was also the driving force behind the Lightbox/Festival Tower project. So expect to see him and his equally famous son Jason Reitman – nominated for a best director Oscar in 2008 for Juno – walking around the Festival Tower lobby.

Read Gale Beeby’s full article “Lights, camera, construction at Festival Tower” in the Toronto Star (September 12, 2009).

Further Reading:

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: TIFF Festival Tower and Bell LightBox going up (September 4, 2009).

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