It was beautiful late summer day in the city as we rolled down to take in the pedestrian friendly Festival Street at the Toronto International Film Festival. Truly one of our favourite and free things to do during the festival. Everyone is out enjoying the buzz on the street with their iced coffees. Turn your eyes towards any of the hotels in the area and you’re bound to spot a shiny Escalade waiting to whisk away a celebrity from some sort of party or press event.

Friday night (Day 2) we really felt the excitement with stars seen across the downtown core. Who was where? Here are just a few spottings…

Amandla Stenberg star of the film THE HATE U GIVE was spotted as she was heading into Bisha Hotel for a press conference with other cast members.

Amandla Stenberg at Bisha Hotel, Toronto, September 7, 2018. Photo credit: Joel Levy Photography

Well-known festival hub STORYS aka RBC House during TIFF was seen hosting some of the festival’s biggest stars including Matthew McConaughey, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo and Margaret Qually for the WHITE BOY RICK and DONNYBROOK premiere parties.The festival hotspot and Friday night was no exception. The room was filled with excitement when Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves walked in.

Matthew McConaughey at STORYS to celebrate the film White Boy Rick. Toronto, September 7. 2018. Photo credit: Jason Lynch for ICONINK

The cast of DONNYBROOK celebrated their premiere with at a cocktail party dining on corn tacos and mini ice cream cones. Margaret Qually wowed in a gorgeous gown by Delpozo.

Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley attend RBC hosted “Donnybrook” cocktail party at RBC House Toronto Film Festival on September 7, 2018 in Toronto. Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for RBC

Jude Law, Brady Corbet and Natalie Portman were feted at the VOX LUX premiere party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka and Soho House. With the party in full swing, the DJ played “Natalie’s Rap 2.0” by The Lonely Island (featuring Natalie Portman) which made Natalie immediately start dancing and laughing with friends as they joined in on the fun.

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Jude Law, Brady Corbet and Natalie Portman at the VOX LUX premiere party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka and Soho House at Soho House Toronto on September 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose) *** Local Caption *** Jude Law;Brady Corbet;Natalie Portman

Adoring fans were beyond thrilled to spot actor Timothee Chalamet heading into Bisha Hotel. He’s here for the much buzzed about film BEAUTIFUL BOY that also stars Steve Carrell, who was also spotted at Bisha Hotel

Timothee Chalamet at Bisha Hotel, Toronto, September 7, 2018. Photo credit: Joel Levy Photography

Steve Carrell, BEAUTIFUL BOY at Bisha Hotel, Toronto, September 7, 2018. Photo credit: Joel Levy Photography

*Lead in photo: Patricia Clarkson heading into BISHA Hotel, Toronto, September 7, 2018. Photo credit:Joel Levy Photography.