Tastemakers Lounge: Where The Stars Stop During TIFF

Canadian through and through, a gifting suite featuring buzzy local goods

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Between the films, press events and countless parties, celebrities in town for TIFF can often be found pursuing the goods in the numerous tricked-out gift suites. One that stands out? Tastemakers Lounge. Featuring an edit of Canadian brands, from Joe Fresh Beauty to Jessica Jensen handbags, Bamjamz and GUATS bamboo loungewear to Damn Heels ballet slippers, the lounge seeks to promote local labels on the international stage. Even Mattel Canada is in on the gifting, offering UNO card sets and board games – presumably for the long flight back to Los Angeles? When I stopped by, actor Terrence Howard (looking dapper in a three piece suit) was just on his way out. Talk about taste.