Remember when Nick Nolte stumbled all over Toronto wearing silk pajamas and an overcoat during the 2007 Toronto Film Festival? Recall how he almost got hit by a car while crossing the street on a red light? Don't you wish you could have caught a glimpse of his now-infamous erratic behavior? Well, with our star-spotting guide, your chances of catching sight of a celeb are slightly higher than going at it alone. While we obviously can't promise legendary sightings like Nolte teetering across Avenue Road, we can provide a reasonably well-researched guide that presents well-informed predictions.

Of course, everything will be different this year with the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox (a.k.a. TIFF Central) at King and Peter Streets downtown. That area just might give Yorkville (a.k.a. former ritzy TIFF Central) a run for its money when it comes to celebs on the prowl. The new Thompson Hotel at Wellington and Bathurst Streets, just a few blocks from the Lightbox, has been a celeb hotspot since it opened earlier this year, and its swanky rooftop pool/ lounge is sure to be a celeb magnet during TIFF -- it offers the best view of downtown Toronto... well, ever.

OK everyone. Break out your calendars, channel your inner stalkers and follow along with our chronological celeb-spotting guide. A big thanks to the folks at Skyy Vodka for sharing their cheat-sheet with us. As an aside, I saw Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger at a Skyy-sponsored party in 2005. So yeah, Skyy knows what it's talking about. Remember to retain your composure as much as possible. Pressing your baby up against Brangelina's limo isn't going to get you anywhere.
Remember when Nick Nolte stumbled all over Toronto wearing silk pajamas and an overcoat during the 2007 Toronto Film Festival? Recall how he almost got hit by a car while crossing the street on a red light? Don't you wish you could have caught a glimpse of his now-infamous erratic behavior? Well, with our star-spotting guide, your chances of catching sight of a celeb are slightly higher than going at it alone. While we obviously can't promise legendary sightings like Nolte teetering across Avenue Road, we can provide a reasonably well-researched guide that presents well-informed predictions.

Of course, everything will be different this year with the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox (a.k.a. TIFF Central) at King and Peter Streets downtown. That area just might give Yorkville (a.k.a. former ritzy TIFF Central) a run for its money when it comes to celebs on the prowl. The new Thompson Hotel at Wellington and Bathurst Streets, just a few blocks from the Lightbox, has been a celeb hotspot since it opened earlier this year, and its swanky rooftop pool/ lounge is sure to be a celeb magnet during TIFF -- it offers the best view of downtown Toronto... well, ever.

OK everyone. Break out your calendars, channel your inner stalkers and follow along with our chronological celeb-spotting guide. A big thanks to the folks at Skyy Vodka for sharing their cheat-sheet with us. As an aside, I saw Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger at a Skyy-sponsored party in 2005. So yeah, Skyy knows what it's talking about. Remember to retain your composure as much as possible. Pressing your baby up against Brangelina's limo isn't going to get you anywhere.

Friday, September 10
Hot spot: Alliance Films Studio Party, at South of Temperance at Bay and Adelaide Streets in the Financial District
Who you'll see: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe

Saturday, September 11
Hot spot: 'The Town' gala at Roy Thompson Hall in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively and maybe even Ben Affleck

Hot spot: Artists for Peace and Justice Fundraiser at PEARS on the Avenue in Yorkville
Who you'll see: James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Paul Haggis

Hot spot: 'Vanishing on 7th Street' after-party at Ultra in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton

Hot spot: One x One Gala at Bisha in Yorkville
Who you'll see: Matt Damon, Wayne Gretzky

Sunday, September 12
Hot spot: 'Barney's Version' gala at Roy Thompson Hall in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Dustin Hoffman, Scott Speedman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver

Hot spot: Cinema Against AIDS Toronto at The Carlu at Yonge and College Streets
Who you'll see: Linda Evangelista, Kenneth Cole and Emmanuelle Chirqui

Hot Spot: InStyle Magazine Party at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville
Who you'll see: Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Ryan Reynolds

Thursday, September 16
Hot spot: 'Casino Jack' gala at Roy Thompson Hall in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Kevin Spacey, Jon Lovitz

Friday, September 17
Hot spot: 'A Beginner's Guide to Endings' gala at Roy Thompson Hall in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Tricia Helfer, Harvey Keitel

Saturday, September 18
Hot spot: 'Last Night' gala at Roy Thompson Hall in the Entertainment District
Who you'll see: Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington

While those are all sure things – all of those celebs have confirmed their appearances -- there are some other promising star-spotting sites you may want to stake out to snag a non-official sighting:

Prince Arthur Avenue
Celebs have been known to take this quiet Yorkville street to dash into the back entrances of restaurants and theaters unnoticed. A great stakeout spot would be just outside the Opus restaurant, where stars like Eljiah Wood and Kelly Osbourne have been spotted dining in the past.

Yorkville
Camp out at the Village of Yorkville Park on Cumberland Street and wait for the stars to stroll out of the Four Seasons to do some shopping. Or book a table at Sotto Sotto, where Brad Pitt has been spotted dining, or Bistro 990, a favorite of celebs like Kiefer Sutherland.

Thompson Hotel
The Thompson Hotel in New York (there are actually five of them in NYC) has attracted the likes of Nicole Kidman, Jay-Z and Madonna. That bodes well for star-gazing at the new Thompson Toronto. Even if you can't get into the chi-chi rooftop pool/lounge, you may want to casually stroll past it a few times to catch sight of celebs going in and out. Luckily there's a park across the street so it's perfect for skulking around.

Bovine Sex Club
Mickey Rourke has been known to pop by here during TIFF. I spotted Jack Black and his entourage here several years ago (Yes, Jack Black has an entourage).

Let us know if you spot any celebs this year. We'd love to hear your stories!