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All in-person events and sessions will be taking place at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema:
506 Bloor Street West - View map
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3 Canada
Closest Subway Station: Bathurst Station

The Cinema is a barrier-free space with an accessible washroom and has designated wheelchair locations within the auditorium on the main floor. Bathurst subway station and the closest bus stops are accessible.


Visiting from out of town? We recommend:

The Annex
Stylish hotel just a 4-minute walk from Hot Docs Cinema.

Kimpton Saint George Hotel, 280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8
You can’t beat a complimentary wine happy hour, so book your spot at the Kimpton! 

Food & Drink

Throughout the Creators Forum, the Cinema’s concessions will be open all day with coffee and tea, beverages and snacks available for purchase. Contact-free payment methods are highly encouraged.  
Takeout Lunch Options

Good for: Quick lunch, dinner, vegetarian-friendly, small group, wifi available 
Barrier-free: Yes 
Rustle & Still Café 
Good for: Great coffee, lunch, Vietnamese food, small group, plant-filled space, wifi available 
Barrier-free: No 
Slanted Door Café 
Good for: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, small group, barrier-free, wifi available 
Barrier-free: Yes 
Coffee Shops  
Mallo Coffee & Bar 
Good for: Grab-and-go, early morning coffee (opens at 6am), pastries, wine & beer, limited seating, 
Barrier-free: Yes 
Thirdwave Espresso 
Good for: Grab-and-go, great coffee, vegan house-baked pastries, limited seating, wifi available 
Barrier-free: No 
Pubs and Restaurants 
The Annex Hotel Wine Bar 
Good for: Late night, natural wine, light food, large group; casual dinner at Aunty Lucy’s Burgers 
Barrier-free: No 
Insomnia Restaurant and Market 
Good for: Lunch, dinner, late night, comfort food, large group 
Barrier-free: Washrooms are not wheelchair accessible 
Kinka Izakaya Annex 
Good for: Dinner, late night, Japanese tapa-style food and drinks, sake selection, large group, not for quiet conversations 
Barrier-free: No 
Victory Café  
Good for: Lunch, dinner, late night, pub grubs, craft beers, wood-fired pizzas, large group 
Barrier-free: No 

Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria – Annex 
Good for: Dinner, extensive food menu, modest drink list, large group 
Barrier-free: Washrooms are not wheelchair accessible 

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