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
585 Dundas St. E
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
During the Festival
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
PLAN YOUR TRIP
Getting to Toronto
From Toronto Pearson International Airport
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 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; prestocard.ca. For accessibility, schedules, routes & additional information please visit ttc.ca.
Accommodations + Attractions
Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto
255 Wellington St. W
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.
imagineNATIVE and our Hospitality Partners would like to present to you our promotions! Please show your Festival Pass or a Festival Ticket prior to billing to receive the discounts. Please read carefully as not all promotions are inclusive of every pass or ticket. Discounts do not apply to alcohol or packaged merchandise.
Tea-N-Bannock | 1294 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Y7 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass and Festival Ticket holders receive a 15% discount when visiting this First Nations eatery.
Poop Café | 678 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L4 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass and Festival Ticket holders receive a 20% discount when visiting Toronto’s toilet-themed dessert bar.
Parka Food Co. | 424 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A7 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass and Festival Ticket holders receive a 10% discount when dining at this amazing vegan + plant-based comfort food restaurant.
Ascari (King West) | 620 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass and Festival Ticket holders receive a 15% discount at this authentic Italian restaurant.
Ramen Misoya | 646 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass and Festival Ticket holders receive a 10% discount when for this authentic Japanese miso ramen restaurant.
Union | 72 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 20% discount when visiting this neighbourhood eclectic French restaurant.
Chotto Matte | 161 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2S1 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 10% when visiting this Japanese-Peruvian cuisine restaurant in a stylish and contemporary architectural space.
Queen Mother Cafe |208 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z2 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 10% discount when visiting this Queen St West staple serving Laotian inspired cuisine.
Lao Thai Restaurant | 4 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3K6 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 10% discount when visiting this family-owned authentic Laotian-Thai Restaurant.
Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge | 563 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 20% discount when visiting this neighbourhood favourite known for their international comfort foods.
Miku | 10 Bay St #105, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8 | October 18-30, 2022
Festival Pass holders receive a 10% discount when visiting for their unique dining experience focused on ABURI sushi and special land-based dishes.
Chipotle Mexican Grill | 319 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4
Fresh Mexican inspired grill. Please see voucher for details.
Basil Box | 441 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A5
Healthy and fresh cuisine inspired from the bustling streets of Southeast Asia. Please see voucher for details.
Amsterdam Brewhouse | 245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9
Home of Toronto’s largest waterfront craft brewery, restaurant and retail store. Please see voucher for details.
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.
Industry Days Hub
301 Adelaide St W
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.W located on the south wall of 100 McCaul St.
CODE OF CONDUCT
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.