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The Silver Screen’s Biggest Stars—They’re All at TIFF 2011

For 10 glamorous days, from September 8 to 18, this city becomes a beacon for the global entertainment industry—the Toronto International Film Festival attracts cinephiles and celebrities alike with its superior slate of more than 300 movies from Hollywood and around the world.

Here, Where Toronto takes a peek at some of the most anticipated flicks of the fest, and the megastars in town to promote them.

Hot Date: U2 Plays for T.O.

JULY 11 Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.—collectively known, of course, as U2—return to wow an audience of over 50,000 with classics like “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Beautiful Day.” Rogers Centre, 7 p.m., $32 to $252; call 1-855-985-5000 or navigate here to buy.

September Hot Date: U2

BonoSEPTEMBER 16 & 17 Irish anthem-rockers U2 have long competed for the title of the world’s biggest band. No surprise: their albums are consistently huge sellers and their live shows are even bigger. If you’ve yet to experience one of the band’s grandiose concerts, get on your boots and head to the Rogers Centre, where U2’s 360° tour places Bono and his cohorts on a centrally located circular stage—wherever your seats, you’ll have an unobstructed view as they perform hits from “New Year’s Day” to “No Line on the Horizon.” Rogers Centre, 7 p.m., $32 to $252; call 870-8000 or click here for tickets.