Urban Toronto’s extensive coverage of TIFF Bell Lightbox winds down at the BlackBerry Lounge and LUMA restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini on the second floor and O & B Canteen at street-level. All designed by KPMB Architects, these high-profile and highly-permeable gathering places add extra buzz and excitement to TIFF’s exceptional, new cinematic facility. Text by Doug Convoy Photos by Interchange42 

The BlackBerry Lounge offers drinks, light dining, and plenty of opportunities to mingle and hobnob.

One of many BlackBerry charging stations inside the BlackBerry Lounge.

The wrap-around bar at the BlackBerry Lounge.

Both the BlackBerry Lounge and adjoining LUMA restaurant afford excellent, floor-to-ceiling views over King St.

LUMA delivers upscale dining courtesy of Executive Chef Jason Bangerter.

The restaurant’s fine-dining experience is complimented in the rich woods, leather, and stone of its interior design.

O & B partners Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini.

O & B Canteen at King St W and John St offers casual, all-day dining and take-away.

O & B Canteen’s see-and-be-seen locale has proven quite popular with Toronto restaurant-goers.

And that marks the end of our special feature on the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox, a truly groundbreaking cultural institution that brings new dimension to this city’s ever-burgeoning arts and culture scene. Please be sure to watch for more Urban Toronto reports on city-changing projects in the weeks ahead.

Related Companies:  Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Kirkor Architects Planners, KPMB Architects, Mike Niven Interior Design, Montana Steele, NAK Design Strategies, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Daniels Corporation