TIFF 2019 Day 1: Celebrity sightings in the city

Sep 6 2019, 9:43 am

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off yesterday, which means celebrities have officially begun descending on Toronto.

Day 1 kicked off with a pre-party at Weslodge ahead of the premiere of the film, The Personal History of David Copperfield, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel, directed by Armando Iannucci.

The premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band took over the RBC-Red Carpet Gallery. The film is a Canadian documentary, directed by Daniel Roher, that’s a portrait of the influential roots rock group The Band and is based in part on Robbie Robertson’s 2017 memoir testimony.

Weslodge also welcomed the cast of Castle in the Ground. The film follows a teenager after the untimely death of his mother and befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbour and becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.

See what you missed from TIFF 2019 day 1 at some of the hottest events around town.

Castle in the Ground at Weslodge

William Woods, Joey Klein, Michael Solomon and Keir Gilchrist/Ernesto Distefano

Imogen Poots/ Ernesto Distefano

Neve Campbell/ Ernesto Distefano

Keir Gilchrist/Ernesto Distefano

Alex Wolff/Ernesto Distefano

Neve Campbell/ Ernesto Distefano

Joey Klein/ Ernesto Distefano

Star Slade/Ernesto Distefano

The Personal History of David Copperfield at Weslodge

Aneurin Barnard and Dev Patel at The Personal History of David Copperfield world premiere party hosted by CÎROC Vodka at Weslodge

Aneurin Barnard and Rosalind Eleazar at The Personal History of David Copperfield world premiere party hosted by CÎROC Vodka at Weslodge

Cast at The Personal History of David Copperfield world premiere party hosted by CÎROC Vodka at Weslodge

Hugh Laurie at The Personal History of David Copperfield world premiere party hosted by CÎROC Vodka at Weslodge

Hugh Laurie signs autographs at The Personal History of David Copperfield world premiere party hosted by CÎROC Vodka at Weslodge,

 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band: RBC Red-Carpet Gallery

Robbie Robertson and Janet Zuccarini/George Pimentel

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard/George Pimentel

Kacey Rohl/George Pimentel

Sam Sutherland and Lana Belle Mauro/George Pimentel

5th Annual Mongrel House at TIFF Party

Actor Sydney Knight and Digital Content Producer Robert Ifedi at Mongrel House x TIFF launch of The Traitor with FIJI Water/Getty Images

Actor Samora Smallwood at Mongrel House x TIFF launch of The Traitor with FIJI Water/Getty Images

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