July 15 for TIFF Members, July 22 for Visa cardholders and July 29 for everyone else.
Individual tickets go on sale September 6.
Normally the member package (I see what I did there) date is in late June, but the shift could be for any number of reasons. Inquiries to the festival box office pre-announcement of the dates met with the response that it was laster because the festival falls a bit later in September.
I’m daring to dream that that they may also be working on either usability or performance improvements to the site – but I guess we’ll see come individual ticket day.
Prices this year seem to be close to last year – ranging from “you pay that much for ONE movie?” to “thank god this falls on my anniversary every year so dinner and a movie is a more than adequate gift that I don’t have to think about.”
Individual adult tickets are $25, premium are $48. Regular flex are still $200 for 10, daytime is $250 for 20. There is one I haven’t noticed before – the questionably named Buzz List – a package you buy for priority access to 5 big-ticket screenings for $1500.
I’m sure people will buy that package, I’d be very curious about what your experience is if you do – like is there reserved seating, a separate line etc. while I find that price point slightly outlandish I can’t say if someone wanted to take care of me in a style that I would like to become accustomed to I wouldn’t enjoy the perks of a pass like that – but if all it offers is a ticket to the buzziest galas then no thanks. Perhaps if that ticket price came with Yonge and Dundas quality VIP seats and the ability to order a bottle of wine at my seat- well then that might be lovely.