Start burnishing your cred: notoriously exclusive Soho House coming to Toronto in the next couple of years

Start burnishing your cred: notoriously exclusive Soho House coming to Toronto in the next couple of years

Come 2014, these could be your new friends (Image: Grey Goose Soho House) 

At last year’s film festival, the Grey Goose Soho House hosted the TIFF party to end all TIFF parties—you know, the one that was officially in honour of David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, but also managed to bring in everyone from Bono and members of the Arcade Fire to Anna Faris, Ewan McGregor and George Clooney (to choose rather arbitrarily from a long list of a-listers). Now it looks like the international chain of members-only luxury clubs will be opening up a permanent home in Toronto sometime in the next two years. According to a story from the New York Times’ Dealbook blog, the so-called “Billionaire Party Boy” (and private equity magnate) Ronald Burkle recently purchased a majority stake in the London-based Soho House Group for a reported £250 million. Some of that cash infusion will go toward further expansion, with Mumbai, Chicago and Istanbul listed alongside our fair burg. If this turns out to be true, 2014 should be a blowout year for TIFF parties. Read the entire story [Dealbook] »