Toronto According to … Producer Erika Olde

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Olde, whose Black Bicycle Entertainment produced and financed Susanna White's 'Woman Walks Ahead,' dishes on her proudest moment at the film fest (and which places she likes to avoid).

Place to avoid during the festival

Parking garages.

Proudest moment at TIFF

Being made an ambassador of TIFF’s Share Her Journey initiative.

Most Canadian thing to happen to you at TIFF

Sitting next to someone in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey at a screening.

Biggest pet peeve

Too many great films to see and not enough time!

Best spot to bump into Justin Trudeau for a selfie

Toronto City Hall. Coolest building on the planet.

Toronto’s hidden gem restaurant/bar

The Good Son.

A secret place you go to escape the industry/festival

The Ballroom Bowl. Yes, I bowl …

One thing you won’t travel without, besides your phone

Once Again almond butter.

Canadians have a reputation for being very nice. Name a time you experienced this kindness at TIFF.

A gentleman literally gave me his cab that he’d hailed and said, “Ladies first.” I considered asking him to marry me.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter's Sept. 8 daily issue at the Toronto Film Festival.