Think Of It As A Tip For The Bricklayers

Tickets to Toronto International Film Festival screenings have a little something extra built in this year: a surcharge of $1 to $5, with the money earmarked for TIFF’s building fund, which already has $175 million of the $211 million needed to construct a new home for the festival. “By tacking on an involuntary contribution towards bricks and mortar, the festival is taking a less familiar path among arts organizations where capital cost fundraising is a separate matter from the continuing relationship they cultivate with their audience.”