Mongrel House by Mongrel Media – Toronto International Festival 2019 ( TIFF19 ) 4-night Event at Campbell House
The first three nights of parties celebrated Mongrel Media‘s TIFF films, including The Traitor, Pain and Glory, The Climb, Cunningham and Easy Land. The fourth night paid tribute to Mongrel Media‘s 25th anniversary as Canada’s top independent film distributor.
Campbell House was so beautifully lit up. As guests walk through the house, there were a variety of installations to see. On the main floor was the Johnnie Walker Experience tasting with cocktails available to sample. The Johnnie Walker Black Penicillin ( Johnnie Walker Black Label, honey ginger cordial, fresh pressed lemon juice, pineapple juice, a splash of Lagavulin 8 and lemon half wheel) and the Johnnie Walker & Ginger (Johnnie Walker Black Label, ginger ale and lime half wheel) were both delicious. The Cineplex photo booth had popcorn ready to be used as a visual effect.
Upstairs was Good Enough Live Karaoke, where guests got to sing their hearts out with a live band.
In the basement was the Hoame relaxation centre. There was a meditation area, lead by a Hoame teacher who used sound bowls to help everyone relax after a long day at TIFF. There were crystal stones (each guest picked out 3 to take home), ear seedings (using acupressure points) and ascents area with a choice of lavender, peppermint, wild orange, Hoame 430 blend and Hoame sleep blend to inhale. There was also a display of Prism accessories.
In the courtyard were a variety of food stations including Butter Chicken Roti, Dunk Burgers and Chocolate (their crepes filled with chocolate brownies, topped with chocolate were outstanding) and spanakopitas. Barocco specialty coffee bar and drink stations with Ciroc, Bulleit, Tanqueray and Fiji Water all kept everyone hydrated.
There were also live performances by Adrian X and Liz Lokre, a ping pong area and lawn games, and a Volvo area as well.
Mongrel House was the plus to be at Toronto International Film Festival #TIFF19!