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18 celebrities to try and spot in Toronto this August

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Alison Pudsey Jul 31, 2018 9:22 am 941

Things are heating up in the city this August, making it the perfect time to hit the streets of Toronto and find a few celebrity faces to swoon over.

With plenty of movies and TV shows currently in production, you just never know when you might spot your favourite character off-set, roaming the streets of the 6ix.

Here are 18 celebrity faces to try and spot in Toronto this August.

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Bill Skarsgård

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Bill Skarsgård may be spotted in the city this July for his latest role in IT: Chapter Two in which he plays the lead role of Pennywise. Skarsgård is also known for starring in The Divergant Series: AllegiantAtomic Blonde, and the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.

Jessica Chastain

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Jessica Chastain at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hanger on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Also joining Skarsgård on the set of IT: Chapter Two is Jessica Chastain. Chastain has made a name for herself playing strong female roles in movies like The Help, Interstellar, The Martian, and Molly’s Game among others.

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall at the Taste for a Cure held at the PBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States on April 15, 2011.

Michael C. Hall at the Taste for a Cure held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 15, 2011 (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Be on the lookout for Michael C. Hall in Toronto. Hall will be in the city this August for his role in In the Shadow of the Moon. Hall is definitely best known for his creepy yet charismatic portrayal of Dexter Morgan in the hit Showtime series Dexter, along with his newest role in the Netflix series Safe.

Boyd Holbrook

Boyd Holbrook arrives at the “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” Pre-Emmy Party. at SOHO Club on September 22, 2012 in West Hollywood, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Best known for his most recent role as DEA agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos, Boyd Holbrook will join Hall in Toronto this August for In the Shadow of the Moon. Holbrook has also starred in movies like A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Gone Girl.

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on March 4, 2018.

Zoey Deutch at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4, 2018 (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Zoey Deutch may be spotted in Toronto this August filming for the feature film Buffaloed in which she has the lead role. Deutch is known for her role as Rose in Vampire Academy, and starred alongside James Franco in Why Him?

Ian Somerhalder

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Actor Ian Somerhalder at MagicCon, a three-day (March 23-25 2018) fantasy & mystery fan convention. (Markus Wissmann/Shutterstock)

Best known for his portrayal of Damon on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder will be in Toronto this August for his role in Netflix’s V-Wars. Somerhalder has also starred in television shows like Lost and Smallville, and is married to actress Nikki Reed.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell attends the premiere of "The Big Short" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2015 in New York City.

Steve Carell attends the premiere of “The Big Short” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 201,5 in New York City (JStone/Shutterstock)

It is likely that Steve Carell may be in Toronto this August filming for The Dogs of Babel. Carell is best known for his quirky character Michael in The Office, and who could forget his hilarious roles in movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Evan Almighty, and Get Smart.

Chace Crawford

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Chace Crawford arriving at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011, in Las Vegas (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Best known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW’s Gossip Girl series, Chace Crawford may be spotted in Toronto for his latest role in the superhero drama series The Boys.

Karl Urban

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Karl Urban at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Star Trek’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 30, 2009 (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Also joining Crawford on the set of The Boys is New Zealand actor Karl Urban. You may remember him as Leonard McCoy in the Star Trek reboot film series, or as Éomer from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sonequa Martin-Green

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Sonequa Martin-Green at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Sonequa Martin-Green will be in Toronto this August filming for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Martin-Green is best known for her portrayal of Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, along with reoccurring roles in The Good Wife and Once Upon A Time.

Doug Jones

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November 15, 2017: Doug Jones at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Shape of Water” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Also joining Martin-Green on the set of Star Trek: Discovery is Doug Jones. Jones has starred in movies like HellboyPan’s Labyrinth, and The Shape of Water.

Lauren Lee Smith

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Lauren Lee Smith at the CBS, CW and Showtime Press Tour Stars Party (s_bukley/Shutterstock)

Canadian actress Lauren Lee Smith will be in Toronto filming for the second season of the Frankie Drake Mysteries in which she holds the lead role. Smith has starred in TV shows like CTV’s The Listener, and as Riley Adams in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Jason Priestley

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Entertainment One toasts 2014 film slate at their TIFF 2014 party. Actor Jason Priestley. (Stacey Newman/Shutterstock)

Jason Priestley will be in Toronto this August for season three of the series Private Eyes. Priestley is best known for playing Brandon Walsh on the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210.

Sarah Rafferty

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Sarah Rafferty at the “Keep It Clean” Benefit for Waterkeeper Alliance at Avalon on March 1, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Sarah Rafferty will likely be in Toronto through to November for her role in the eighth season of Suits. Rafferty has made small appearances in shows like Law & Order, Bones, and Numb3rs before going on to star in Suits as Donna Roberta Paulsen.

Gabriel Macht

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Gabriel Macht arrives at the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments Premiere at Directors Guild Of America on October 24, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Also joining Rafferty on the set of Suits is Gabriel Macht, who plays lead character Harvey Specter in the series.

Hannah John-Kamen

Hannah John-Kamen arrives at the NBC Universal’s Summer Press Day 2015 on April 02, 2015 in Hollywood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Hannah John-Kamen will be in the city through to September for season four and five of Killjoys. John-Kamen is probably best known for her role of Ornela in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

Catherine Reitman

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Catherine Reitman at Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, Ontario on March 11, 2018 (Shawn Goldberg/Shutterstock)

Actress and film critic Catherine Reitman will be in Toronto this August filming for season three of Workin’ Moms. Reitman has made appearances in comedies like Knocked Up, I Love You, Man and How I Met Your Mother.

Katherine McNamara

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Katherine McNamara at the Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 13, 2018, in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Katherine McNamara may be spotted in Toronto this August shooting for the third season of Shadowhunters. McNamara is best known for her role on MTV’s Happyland, and most recently in Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

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Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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