Some whys, wherefores and particulars on the 24th Annual Toronto Film Festival:
When: From Sept. 9 to 18 in Toronto.
Where: Most of it is localized in several square blocks in the Yorkville area around the intersection of Bay and Bloor.
To get information by phone: Call 1-416-968-FILM (3456).
To get information on the web: www.bell.ca/filmfest.
What to expect: Long lines, tough tickets, even tougher accommodations. Also the most devoted film fans in the world and the most pleasant to be trapped on a long line with. At the Gala screenings, the filmmakers and stars introduce the films themselves.
Eating and drinking: Probably the best neighborhood in Toronto to do both. And, during festival time, the most celebrity-attended.