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Just recently, many of our Eurocentres Toronto students were dazzled by the glitz and glamour of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Regarded as one of Toronto’s most famous annual attractions, TIFF hosts many of the world’s most renowned actors and directors. As the temperature dropped and the leaves changed colour, the city of Toronto transformed into a haven for film fanatics. Our students had the opportunity to meet and mingle with over 500,000 film lovers, producers, directors and actors from all around the world. Toronto’s King Street West, just 1 block away from the school, became a pedestrian zone flooded with red carpets, cameras and crowds. Luckily enough for our students, one of the venues was 50 steps away from our door. When our students stepped out onto the street, they could feel a wave of excitement and energy wash over them. Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Canadian Ryan Gosling emerged on the red carpet while the crowds were screaming and cheering. Lady Gaga was even able to blow a kiss to one of our students named Erla. Many of our starstruck students arrived at school the next day with pictures and videos of their favourite actors and actresses. This created an atmosphere of excitement within the school. Soon enough, most students were patiently waiting rain or shine to see a glimpse of their idols. Moreover, several of our students waited in line to see the many screenings offered each day. In addition to film screenings, there were also a large number of lectures and workshops that were available to the public. This festival allowed Toronto to highlight its already existing multiculturalism and creativity. Our students had the chance to taste international foods from the food trucks, receive free clothing samples from the Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo and interact with people using their English skills that they learned in class. This experience is one of many that Torontonians look forward to each year and Eurocentres Toronto was very proud to help facilitate this cultural experience for our students.