Stranger than fiction? Movies about real-life people and events look ready to steal the spotlight at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival. Here, the 9 films to make time for at TIFF 2019.

When Monogram was looking to enhance their signature column refrigerator, Posen rose to the occasion, and the sleek result made its Canadian debut at IDS19: a chic panel door—one-of-a-kind, and not for sale.

Opening at the Metro Convention Centre on January 17, IDS Toronto 2019’s Power of Design theme presents a showcase of the design world’s most imaginative products, speakers, and exhibits.

The hippest corner of New York right now is Williamsburg in Brooklyn, with the newly opened nine-storey Hoxton hotel.

Regularly reaping awards and pleasing palates around the world, Oka remains a perennial favourite.

The Toronto-based online retail platform offering up a carefully curated collection of fashion, home decor, and lifestyle trinkets.

The multifaceted exhibition showcases over 400 live and preserved spider specimens in addition to featuring interactive games and video experiences.

The highly anticipated new ballet celebrates the life and work of Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren.

At 15,000 square feet, the new space is smaller than the 25,000-square-foot venue it had occupied since 1992. But there’s no question it’s an upgrade.

Vidal Sassoon reinvented the haircut, and then he reinvented Toronto.

An extravagant flower show featuring stunning, original designs created by local florists in each participating city.

The Canadian designer has been creating distinctive accessories for the last 37 years. This March, the first-ever Suzi Roher flagship opens in Toronto.

A former down-on-its-heels Comfort Inn, the newly refurbished Anndore House is an alluring destination near the city’s epicentre.

Featuring 130 vintage images, Raoul Hausmann: Vision in Action marks the first time such an extensive exhibition of the artist’s work has been shown in France.

Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based handbag designer Joanna MacDonald is making a splash with a new Canadian accessories brand crafted from fish leather.

The Taiwanese company will brings its metaphorical journey The Eternal Tides to Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Mary McCartney—yes, daughter of that McCartney—returns to Toronto this November for a second exclusive exhibition in the city’s upscale Yorkville district.

Behind the quirkiness and sex appeal of this design-oriented hotel is a serious approach to hospitality and service.

The vertical dancers of Aeriosa perform sideways and upside down more than 100 metres above the ground on the sides of buildings.

A 30-year veteran of the luxury jewellery trade, the Virginia-born, New York-based designer aims to be the next international heritage brand.

Lac + Beauty is Toronto’s newest emporium of high-cost fabulousness.

An apothecary for the stylish set.

The ballet gala—both loved and hated for its ostentatious displays of virtuosic technique—is about to get a makeover.

Go behind the scenes to watch Benjamin Millepied plan his inaugural gala and, inadvertently, his own exit from the fabled institution.

Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.

Pusateri’s Fine Foods, Toronto’s beloved gourmet food emporium, began as a fruit stand in 1963. Their distinguishing attribute, then and now? Stocking the best stuff.

When Françoise Turner-Larcade was growing up in Paris, she wanted to be an archeologist. She was an only child—and despite her parents’ Bohemian leanings, they said no. “They didn’t think it was a good career move,” recalls the French-born, Toronto-based designer.

The curtain rises on Greta Hodgkinson, principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. It’s the ballerina’s 20th season with the Toronto-based company, and there she is, lying on her stomach onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, long brown hair braided as tightly as the ribbons on her pink satin pointe shoes, nose in a book.