Well, all you film industry people who all like to go hang out and eat at Sassafraz on Cumberland Ave in Toronto during the Film Festival are going to have to find another restaurant.
Because, unfortunately, the place burned down today.
There was a big five-alarm fire at the restaurant which has been a favored hangout for the big celebrities. The whole blaze started in the kitchen apparently, and the place is gutted completely. I don't know if they have plans to rebuild the place.
It's too bad, the place was a landmark in Toronto of sorts and everyone in town knew about it, because they ran commercials for the place on local TV just before Letterman came on. Of course I never ate there, I figured it would be too expensive.
This is bad news for the star-gazers and other gawkers who would hang around outside the restaurant during the Film Festival, looking for Ron Howard and Tom Hanks and other people at the restaurant--- regardless of whether they were actually in Toronto not.