Plan Your Visit


ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival strives to provide an welcoming, accessible environment and positive festival experience for all patrons. We are committed to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards via the Path to 2025. All staff and volunteers have completed the AODA online training for more awareness and are attentive to our patrons’ needs.

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. All service animals, guide dogs, and support persons are welcome at the venues. All of our screenings also include Closed Captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


The deadline for Accreditation forms is Friday, September 23, 2022.

Accreditation​ Pass Pickup

Before the Festival

401 Richmond Building

401 Richmond St. W
Suite 440, 4th Floor

Monday, October 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas St. E
Main Lobby

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

During the Festival

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King St. W

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2022
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Getting to Toronto

From Toronto Pearson International Airport

UP Express Route Map

The UP Express (Union Pearson Express) train connects the downtown core to Toronto Pearson International Airport in 25 minutes, with trains departing every 15 minutes. 

UP Express Fare: $12.35/trip

From Billy Bishop Airport

Located on the Toronto Islands, minutes from the downtown core, Billy Bishop links to the city by a short ferry ride or pedestrian tunnel, with access to the TTC on the mainland.

TTC Fare: $3.25/trip, $13.50 day pass

Getting Around Toronto

Local taxi, Uber & Lyft services in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) can accommodate travel from the airport and around the city.

The Toronto Transportation Commission (TTC) provides trains, streetcars and buses all around Toronto extending throughout the Greater Toronto area. One way fare ($3.25) can be purchased/ paid for at all Subway stations, on buses and streetcars. Alternatively you can purchase a Presto Card to pre-load for use on all TTC operated vehicles at a discounted rate ($3.20), more information on that can be found here; For accessibility, schedules, routes & additional information please visit

Accommodations + Attractions

Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto

Downtown/Entertainment District

255 Wellington St. W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3P9



Located in downtown Toronto’s entertainment district, just steps from the business district, this hotel is within walking distance of our main screening venue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

General Information about Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and a world leader in such areas as business, finance, technology, entertainment and culture. Its large population of immigrants from all over the globe has also made Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world.



TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W

Special Event Locations

Welcome Gathering @ Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East

Opening Night Party @ Rocada’s Restaurant
134 Peter Street

The Beat @ Rivoli
334 Queen St W

Industry Days Hub

Artscape Sandbox
301 Adelaide St W

Art Crawl

A Space Gallery presenting: FLOW
401 Richmond Street, Suite 110

YYZ Artist Outlet Gallery presenting: Calling Through the Trees
401 Richmond Street, Suite 140

Trinity Square Video presenting: Seeing Is Believing
401 Richmond Street, Suite 121

Canadian Distribution Centre presenting: Identities Through The Archive (Online Only), Archive >< Counter Archive
1411 Dufferin St, Unit D

Onsite Gallery presenting: Souvenir (Mural)
199 Richmond St. located on the south wall of 100 McCaul St.


At imagineNATIVE we strive to create a Festival atmosphere that brings people together in a good way to mutually celebrate our stories, cultures and arts. We strive to work and walk responsibly, professionally and with care at all times and ask that you share this commitment to fostering a supportive, loving, and safe Festival environment.



Brandon Membrere (he/him)

Guest Services Manager