We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 350 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-968-3456
09:00 - 23:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
  • 45
    Very good
  • 5
  • 5
  • 1
A break from everyday cinema.

TIFF Bell Lightbox is an interesting complex and home to the Toronto International Film Festival. Supported heavily by sponsorship and donations. This interesting and slightly off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Hamilton, Canada
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 150: English reviews
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

TIFF Bell Lightbox is an interesting complex and home to the Toronto International Film Festival. Supported heavily by sponsorship and donations. This interesting and slightly off building is definitely worth visiting. There are year-round showings. And even several mini-festivals like Toronto After Dark and TIFF Kids. One of my favourites is an annual showing of Japan's Studio Ghibli works. But... More 

Thank CanuckAbroad133
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
131 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 2nd year in the row that I visited TIFF. Last year just was wandering around to get the feeling of TIFF festival and I absolutely loved it. It has so much to offer and so much fun that you basically can spend the whole day and not getting even tired. So this year I decide to experience... More 

Thank Ronna786
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had one day to spend in Toronto on the big road trip, and we happened to be there during the Toronto film Festival. We checked the schedule, and got to see the new Terrence Malik film in IMAX. It was cool to be a small part of such a big film festival, and we are so... More 

Thank nuclearfish
Level Contributor
144 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

People know TIFF as the site for the film festival. Tourists will often visit for the year-round programming and educational offerings. These are both valid visit motivations. What is often overlooked is the powerful offering for business professionals. The opportunity is four-fold: 1) The upper level restaurant is run by one of Canada's best brands (O&B) and yes it's high-end... More 

2 Thank Paul N
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I visited prior to the TIFF and enjoyed seeing the beautiful building, restaurant and excellent Spanish/Argentine film in a very comfortable seating in a large theatre.

Thank Pat H
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed in the Bell Festival Tower while visiting Toronto to do all the fun things in town. The place was always great and welcoming to come back to after a long day. The security at the front 24/7 were always kind and made the building feel very secure. The pool is quite spacey with lots of room and a... More 

Thank ClutchCobain
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you love movies and the art of cinema you love TIFF. We LOVE TIFF Bell Lightbox. It is not just a festival, but a 5 screen theatre year around. They have so many fantastic films and many that you cannot see in a theatre elsewhere. There are Canadian films and International films, art films, docs, classics. Great films for... More 

Thank JENnnnnniferr
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second year I have subscribed to Books on Film. What a great series of films for book and movie lovers ! This series is moderated by the very impressive Eleanor Wachtel who never fails to add value with her broad knowledge of literature and film . The bar/restaurant on the second floor is a great place for... More 

Thank Cheryle S
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm so glad an organization such as TIFF exists. They provide such a varied service in the entertainment and cultural world. I attended the screening of the Brian DePalma documentary recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would not have the opportunity any where else. Thank you for providing such diversity in film.

Thank moovbuf
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I've been to a couple of movies in the last month and had never been before. The place is a curious melding of contemporary with warmth and an inviting feel. Staff are all friendly. Seats in the theatres are comfy. I think I've fallen in love with this place!

1 Thank Louise W

Travellers who viewed TIFF Bell Lightbox also viewed


Been to TIFF Bell Lightbox? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from TIFF Bell Lightbox staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Downtown West

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
Explore this neighbourhood