Stewart, 22, stole the show on Thursday night as she signed autographs in a stunning new dress while promoting her latest work. Stewart's new film, "On the Road," is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's best-selling beat novel that inspired a generation.
Although Stewart did not make a reference to her cheating scandal with Robert Pattinson, she thanked all of her fans for their support, stating that it was "amazing" for her "to know that everyone is here" supporting her new film and her career.
At a nearby theater, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis premiered their science-fiction action flick, "Looper." The film stars Gordon-Levitt and Willis as past and future versions of the same hitman, as Gordon-Levitt is tasked with killing his older self.
When asked how he felt about Toronto's status as an up-and-coming center for film, Gordon-Levitt expressed his love for the laid-back city and its festival.
"This is a festival that is full of cinephiles," he told Reuters. "It doesn't have the air of glitz and glamour, and I really like that about it. It's more about the films."
When asked about the violence in his new film in the context of July's Colorado movie-theater shooting, Bruce Willis defended the film and decried real-world violence.
"Violence is one of the hard, bad things that exist in the world. It's not just in films; it exists anywhere," he told Reuters. "And to pick one thing out and say, 'Well, you shouldn't have violence in films or you shouldn't make violence a part of a film,' would be like taking the emotion out of it."