TORONTO, ON – Stemming from the south of France and established in famed South Beach Miami, renowned restaurant & lounge, Villa Azur will take location at The Spoke Club (600 King St W, Toronto, ON) for their inaugural pop-up location from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th from 11am to 4am and is set to delight the quintessential gourmand’s palate, transporting one into a world of European elegance at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.


Located in the heart of Toronto’s bustling king west strip, The Spoke Club, will see Villa Azur officially open it’s pop-up location on Thursday, September 8th with its famous “Thursday Night Dinner Party”, encompassing their acclaimed “ALL WHITE AFFAIR” theme featuring resident DJ Stephan M, welcoming guests into a glitzy and glamorous scene while the festival’s elite dazzle all night in white.

Friday & Saturday, both day & night will host unmissable luncheons and evening receptions boasting the impressive charisma, astounding entertainment and enticement reminiscent of the French Riviera. A lineup of special hosts and DJs from both the Canadian and the international scene will soon be unveiled.


Villa Azur’s spectacular Sunday Champagne Brunch on the rooftop of the Spoke Club will assuredly be one event not to miss, bringing the much-anticipated Film Festival to a close with one final yet undoubtedly festive bazaar.

Villa Azur’s Executive Chef Erwin Mallet will lead the enthusiastic culinary team on their relocation to Toronto, reproducing the signature menu to create the perfect blend of flavours, intermingling of avant-garde flair and traditional authenticity, bound to please every gourmand’s palate. The menu will feature classic French-Mediterranean courses as well as gastronomically creative dishes inspired by the cinematography of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.

From the French Riviera to Toronto, Villa Azur will transport festival-goers to a world of European elegance, creating that je-ne-sais-quoi feeling that makes a restaurant pop-up so unforgettable.

The Spoke Club compliments this stylish environment and superior quality with the energy and atmosphere expected from Villa Azur. Dining, sultry, celebrity, entertainment, fashion & art awaits you at Villa Azur. Deriving from a long-term and valued friendship between the partners of Villa Azur and Pierre Jutras, the Director of the esteemed Spoke Club in Toronto, the culmination of this unique partnership is set to provide a winning formula for a Pop-Up venue for the Toronto Film Festival, providing exquisite food, a celebrated beverage program, attentive service and an inviting and tantalizing atmosphere.


Villa Azur’s pop-up location is open for lunch and dinner from Thursday, September 8th – Saturday, September 10th & for Brunch on Sunday, September 11th, at The Spoke Club (600 King St. West, Toronto). For reservations, please call 416.368.8448 ext 221 or email,

Connect with Villa Azur:
Facebook: Villa Azur
Twitter: @VillaAzur
Instagram: @VillaAzurMiamiBeach
Hashtag: #VillaAzurTO


Since the spring of 2012, Villa Azur, has been serving up delectable South of France cuisine in an inviting and admirable atmosphere seldom found in South Beach. Located at 309 23rd Street, just off Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, Villa Azur features a stunning 6,000 square foot dining room reminiscent of the French Riviera. Perfect for Miami Beach, the charming yet festive restaurant & lounge accredits particular homage to its globally recognized, weekly signature soirée “Thursday Night Dinner Party” which has become the place-to-be-seen by the U.S.A’s finest socialites and high profile celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivana Trump and Victoria Silvstedt.
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