The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2011 opens Thursday, September 8, 2011 and the high-powered parties are already starting. Before you head out to the TIFF 2011 red carpet galas, you may want to rub shoulders with A-listers at the TORO After Dark TIFF party 2011. Taking place on Friday, September 9, 2011 at upscale Japanese restaurant AME (19 Mercer Street) from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the TIFF celebration/fundraiser will be hosted by Gerard Butler, Academy-Award-winning Canadian writer, producer and director Paul Haggis, Jason Reitman and George Stroumboulopoulos. Tickets for the TORO After Dark party 2011 are $150 and include SKYY Vodka cocktails and hors d-oeuvres. One hundred per cent of the proceeds will benefit Artists For Peace and Justice (APJ), and in particular APJ’s health and education initiatives for children living in poverty-stricken communities of Haiti. For tickets, email Katherine@NKPR.net or call 416-365-3630 X248.