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Drive-Ins and Open-Air venues

General Information

Are there vehicle requirements at the drive-in?

Where do I park at the drive-in?

How do I leave the drive-in?

What happens if it rains?

What should I do if I require assistance at the drive-in?

What should I do if my car battery dies?

What safety precautions is TIFF taking for drive-in events?

VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView

When should I arrive for my screening at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

Where is VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

How do I hear the film at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

How do I order concessions at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

Where are the washrooms located at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place

When should I arrive for my screening at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

Where is RBC Lakeview Drive-In at Ontario Place?

How do I hear the film at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

How do I order concessions at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

Where are the washrooms at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place located?

OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place

When should I arrive for my screening at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Where is OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Where do I park at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

How do I hear the film at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

How do I order concessions at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Where are the washrooms located at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place

When should I arrive for my screening at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Where is West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Where do I sit at the venue?

How do I order concessions at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Where are the washrooms located at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

How do I leave West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

What should I do if I require assistance at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Are there vehicle requirements at the drive-in?

Please note that you must attend the event in a motor vehicle designed to be closed to the elements — but feel free to open your windows or put your roof down during the screening.

Where do I park at the drive-in?

Upon arrival, you will be directed to the parking spot that was selected at purchase, as indicated on your ticket. You will not be permitted to move to a different spot, even if there is an empty spot near you. If you need to leave the venue during the show, please notify a parking attendant and someone will escort your vehicle out. Once your vehicle is parked, please keep your headlights turned off.

How do I leave the drive-in?

After the show, please do not exit on your own. Parking attendants will usher all vehicles out in order of row and space number to ensure that everyone can exit quickly and safely. Please remember to drive within lanes and do not cut across parking spots.

What happens if it rains?

Both open-air and drive-in screenings will continue rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, such as lightning or high winds, the screening will be cancelled and all ticket holders will be given access to the film on Bell Digital Cinema at a later date.

What should I do if I require assistance at the drive-in?

If you have an emergency or require assistance, simply flash your headlights and honk your horn, and an attendant will come to your vehicle right away.

If your car battery dies, please also notify a parking attendant and they will be able to provide you with onsite assistance.

What should I do if my car battery dies?

As the Official Automotive Partner of TIFF, our Mazda Guest Automotive Services reps are happy to assist you should you have any car trouble. Simply stay in your car after the show and someone will be right over. If you require immediate assistance at the Visa Skyline Drive In at CityView please call 639-584-3096. If you require immediate assistance at the RBC Lakeview Drive In at Ontario Place, please call 639.589.5778.

What safety precautions is TIFF taking for drive-in events?

TIFF continues to work closely with the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and public health officials on the safe execution of the Festival, with its number-one priority being the health and well-being of both Festival filmgoers and the residents of the entire community. Additionally, TIFF has partnered with Medcan, a global health care leader providing medical expertise and consultation, to ensure the safety of our events. We ask that attendees adhere to the following precautionary measures:

  • Anyone who is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, runny nose, tiredness, or shortness of breath, is NOT permitted to enter.
  • It is not permitted for any audience members to exchange items with another vehicle, or to leave their vehicle for any reason, unless absolutely necessary, like to use the washroom or in case of an emergency.
  • We encourage you to wear a mask when not in your vehicle and to maintain a safe physical distance of at least 6 ft. from others.
  • We encourage you to wash and disinfect your hands often — especially before entering and exiting the premises, after contact with others, and after touching surfaces that others may have touched.

When should I arrive for my screening at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

Doors will open two hours prior to your screening (1.5 hours for screenings beginning at 11:59 pm). All vehicles must be in their assigned parking spot 15 minutes prior to the screening start time.

Where is VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

The drive-in is located at 20 Polson Street. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by staff who will direct you to the east entrance of the parking lot.

How do I hear the film at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

Sound will be transmitted through your car radio. Please tune your radio to 100.1 FM or 107.5 FM.

How do I order concessions at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

Concessions will be available to order and are delivered directly to your vehicle. You can place your order and pay by downloading the CityView Drive-In App here. Please do not leave your vehicle to order concessions.

Where are the washrooms located at VISA Skyline Drive-In at CityView?

There are fully accessible washrooms located inside Rebel Nightclub, to the left of the stage at the end of Row E. You will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when outside of your vehicle and inside Rebel Nightclub.

When should I arrive for my screening at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

Doors will open two hours prior to your screening. All vehicles must be in their assigned parking spot 15 minutes prior to the screening start time.

Where is RBC Lakeview Drive-In at Ontario Place?

The drive-in is located at Ontario Place on the East Island. Please access the East Island via the following directions:

  • Turn onto Ontario Place Boulevard off of Lakeshore Boulevard West.
  • Continue along the road and you will reach the drive-in entrance at Remembrance Drive and Ontario Place Boulevard.
  • Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by staff who will scan your ticket and direct you to your reserved parking spot.

How do I hear the film at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

Sound will be transmitted through your car radio. Please tune your radio to 89.9 FM.

How do I order concessions at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place?

Before the screening:

A curated menu has been created just for TIFF at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place. View the menu and place your order here by noon on the day of your screening. Your order will then be delivered to your car upon arrival.

At the screening:

Concessions will be available to order here, and will be delivered directly to your vehicle. Concessions will also be available to purchase onsite at the Vista Concessions stand to the left of the stage. All methods of payment are accepted, but debit and credit are strongly encouraged. TIFF prefers Visa.

Where are the washrooms at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place located?

There are three fully accessible washrooms available, depending on proximity to your vehicle:

  • Next to the Vista concessions stand
  • At the rear of the drive-in
  • At the Riverwalk

You will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when outside of your vehicle and in washrooms.

When should I arrive for my screening at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Doors will open two hours prior to your screening. All vehicles must be in their assigned parking spot 15 minutes prior to the screening start time.

Where is OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

The drive-in is located at Ontario Place Lot 2, to the east of Budweiser Stage and south of Hotel X. The entrance can be found off of Lakeshore Boulevard at Remembrance Drive.

Where do I park at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

For the safety and security of our attendees, all vehicles are subject to search upon entry to the OLG Play Stage.

Upon arrival, you will be directed to the parking spot that was selected at purchase and is indicated on your ticket. You will not be permitted to move to a different spot, even if there is an empty spot near you. If you need to leave the venue during the show, please notify a parking attendant and someone will escort your vehicle out. Once your vehicle is parked, please keep your headlights turned off.

How do I hear the film at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Sound will be transmitted through your car radio. Please set your radio to 95.5 FM.

How do I order concessions at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Concessions will be available to purchase from concession carts moving around the drive-in. You can order and receive food and drinks directly from your vehicle and purchase with contactless credit or debit. TIFF prefers Visa.

Where are the washrooms located at OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place?

Washrooms are available in each section on the south side. You will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when outside of your vehicle and in washrooms.

When should I arrive for my screening at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Doors will open two hours prior to your screening. All attendees must be seated 15 minutes prior to the screening start time.

Where is West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

The open air cinema is located at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West at Ontario Place. Please go to the top of the hill and enter through the white bridge to access the West Island.

Where do I sit at the venue?

Seating is general admission available on a first-come, first-served basis. You and your guest will be seated in your own pod that contains two chairs. Please feel free to bring your own blankets and/or pillows.

Please wear a mask when not in your seat and maintain a safe physical distance of at least 6 ft. from others. We ask that you remain in your pod at all times except to purchase concessions, to use the washroom, or in case of emergency.

How do I order concessions at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

Before the screening:

A curated menu has been created just for TIFF at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place. View the menu and place your order here by noon on the day of your screening. Your order will then be available for pickup at the concession stand when you arrive.

At the screening:

Concessions will be available to order here. Your order will then be available for pickup at the concession stand when you arrive. Concessions will also be available to purchase onsite at the north end of the cinema, towards the entrance. All methods of payment are accepted, but debit and credit are strongly encouraged. TIFF prefers Visa.

Where are the washrooms located at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

There are fully accessible washrooms located at the north end of the cinema, towards the entrance.

How do I leave West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

After the show, please do not exit on your own. Onsite staff will ask you to exit by row to ensure that everyone can leave quickly and safely. Please remember to maintain physical distancing upon exiting.

What should I do if I require assistance at West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place?

TIFF continues to work closely with the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and public health officials on the safe execution of the Festival, with its number-one priority being the health and well-being of both Festival filmgoers and the residents of the entire community. Additionally, TIFF has partnered with Medcan, a global health care leader providing medical expertise and consultation, to ensure the safety of our events. We ask that attendees adhere to the following precautionary measures:

  • Anyone who is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, runny nose, tiredness or shortness of breath, is NOT permitted to enter.
  • It is not permitted for any audience members to exchange items with anyone outside of their pod, or to leave their section for any reason, other than for concessions, to use the washroom, or in case of an emergency.
  • We encourage you to wear a mask at all times when outside of your pod.
  • We encourage you to wash and disinfect your hands often, and especially before entering and exiting the premises, after contact with others, and after touching surfaces that others may have touched.