The Iconic Queen West Venue Welcomed In Style Magazine and its Pop-Up Portrait Studio During the Toronto International Film Festival
This Month and Canada’s Top Designers for RE\SET 002
Toronto, September 29 : Toronto’s iconic and restored Queen West venue, The Great Hall, celebrated a style and star-studded September with In StyleMagazine’s Pop-Up Portrait Studio during the Toronto International Film Festival and the second season of Canada’s innovative fashion event RE\SET.
In Style Magazine Pop-Up Portrait at Toronto International Film Festival
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Photo Credit: Saty+Pratha
In Style Magazine hosted their celebrity Pop-Up Portrait at The Great Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to posing for portraits and conducting interviews, the stars stopped to enjoy time with fluffy friends.
See which stars visited The Great Hall during TIFF in In Style Magazine here.
Diane Kruger, Kara Mara, The Conversation Room
(Photo Credit: Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton for In Style Magazine)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie, The Main Hall (Photo Credit Saty+Pratha)
RE\SET 002: SEPTEMBER 6th-7th
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Photo Credit: Dominique van Olm
With mentions in international outlets such as V Magazine and local press coverage including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Kit and CBC, RE\SET 002 stood out from the crowd of the city’s fashion events this season, with the country’s most talented designers making innovative use of The Great Hall’s four unique spaces in Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood.
The Great Hall’s onsite event and production team worked closely with fashion agency THE COLLECTIONS to activate the vision of each participating designer for showcasing their new collections to media, buyers and consumers.
Through innovative application of lighting, staging and upgraded sound systems, guests were immersed into a fashion experience, as compared to the traditional runway fashion show.
Sid Neigum, Presentation in The Conversation Room (Photo Credit: Dominique van Olm)
Jennifer Torosian, Showcase in Longboat Hall (Photo Credit: Dominique van Olm)
The Drawing Room was transformed into a backstage beauty space for hair and make-up using the natural light from the updated windows.
Fashion Retail in The Main Hall (Photo Credit: Dominique van Olm)
The Main Hall was transformed into a hub of retail and commerce where designers could apply the see-now, buy-now principles of today’s fashion industry.
Backstage Beauty in The Drawing Room (Photo Credit: Dominique van Olm)
“Events such as the In Style Magazine portrait studio during TIFF and RE\SET truly emulate what our intentions for The Great Hall were when we initially commenced the restoration and renovations. We are pleased that the creative community has recognized the various ways our four unique spaces can be utilized to produce high-caliber events that exceed initial visions” says Mark Foster, Director, Production.
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ABOUT THE GREAT HALL
Standing at the corner of Queen and Dovercourt since 1889, The Great Hall is a cherished historical building and iconic Toronto landmark. Founded to house the West End YMCA, it evolved into a prime venue for public speaking, social gatherings, and the performing arts, hosting countless concerts, plays, meetings, weddings, and special events. Boasting heritage architecture and design with a fully modern update throughout, The Great Hall offers four distinctive event spaces under one iconic Victorian roof. To explore the venue and learn more, visit www.thegreathall.ca and follow @GreatHallTO on Twitter and Instagram.