Rachel McAdams visits the CNE in Toronto

Rachel McAdams was among the thousands of people who descend on the famed Princes’ Gates each year to attend Toronto’s CNE, stopping by the grounds on Friday (Aug. 21). Rachel injected the annual festivities with a dose of Hollywood as she was spotted enjoying a day out at the historical exhibition, which is celebrating its 137th anniversary.

The CNE’s CEO, Brian Ashton, invited Rachel and friends to enjoy the action from the VIP lounge. Photo: © CNE

Dressed down in a striped fringe sweater and jeans, the 36-year-old actress rocked out to the sounds of hit 1970s band America during the group’s concert at the CNE Bandshell. The exhibition’s CEO, Brian Ashton, greeted the actress before inviting Rachel and her friends to enjoy the show from the exclusive VIP Lounge. He later revealed that the stunning star admitted her ‘lifelong love’ for the Toronto summer staple.

In just a few weeks, it’s back to work for True Detective’s leading lady, who is expected to promote her film Spotlight at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The harrowing drama about sexual abuse claims within the Catholic Church co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton, and Stanley Tucci. The film will make its international premiere at the 10-day festival, which kicks off on Sept. 10.

Rachel (here at TIFF in 2012) is expected to promote her film ‘Spotlight’ at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: © Getty Images

It has yet to be confirmed, but it also looks like the starlet will follow in fellow Canuck Ryan Reynolds footsteps and join the ever-growing Marvel family. Rumors are rampant that Rachel will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange. During a chat with the Los Angeles Times in July, she revealed that she was talking to the studio about the coveted role, but nothing was decided as of yet. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s going to go, if it’s going to go anywhere at all.”

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