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18 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this May

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Alison Pudsey Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm 2,171

Let’s admit it, it’s pretty cool when Hollywood comes to your hometown — catching glimpses of your city on the big screen, cameras rolling, and maybe a few possible celebrity sightings.

Here are 18 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this May!

The Dogs of Babel

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, 2015 in New York City (JStone/Shutterstock)

The Dogs of Babel will start filming in Toronto this May, and its rumored that among its cast is the hilarious Steve Carell. The movie is based around the book by Carolyn Parkhurst, and is said to be about a linguistics professor who tries to teach his dog to speak after it witnesses his wife’s murder.

Die in a Gunfight

Olivia Munn at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Office Christmas Party' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on December 7, 2016. (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Olivia Munn at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Office Christmas Party’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on December 7, 2016. (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Rumour has it that this new feature film – starring Olivia Munn, Helen Hunt and Josh Hutcherson – may be filming in Toronto this May. Set in New York City, Die in a Gunfight tells the story of a young boy who falls for the daughter of his father’s biggest foe.

Run This Town

 Nina Dobrev at the "The Promise" Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on April 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Nina Dobrev at the “The Promise” Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on April 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Starring Ben Platt and Nina Dobrev, Run This Town started filming in Toronto this April and will wrap up production the first week of May. The new feature film is said to be about a young journalist — played by Platt — who finds out about a political scandal.

Shazam!

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The next DC Extended Universe movie Shazam! began filming in Toronto in February and will continue into May. The new superhero film will star Zachary Levi, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Mark Strong among others.

American Gods – Season 2

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With a few different filming locations, American Gods may be back on location in Toronto to film its second season this May through to August. Based on the 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman, fans wonder what direction the show will go after main characters Gillian Anderson and Bryan Fuller have left the series.

Kim’s Convenience – Season 3

Back for its third season, the hit CBC show Kim’s Convenience will be filming in Toronto this May through to July. The sitcom is actually set in the Moss Park neighbourhood in the city and follows a Korean family who runs a convenience store.

People of Earth – Season 3

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Renewed for a third season, People of Earth will begin filming in town this May through to July. Set in Beacon New York, the series centres around a support group for those who have experienced an alien encounter known as “StarCrossed.”

Frankie Drake Mysteries – Season 2

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Frankie Drake Mysteries will be on location in Toronto this May filming for its second season. Set in the 1920’s, this drama series revolves around Toronto’s only female detective Frankie Drake played by Lauren Lee Smith.

Schitt’s Creek – Season 5

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Schitt’s Creek returns to Toronto to film its fifth season of the hit CBC show starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy, alongside Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. The show revolves around a wealthy family known as the Roses, who end up losing all their money and have to move to a small town called “Schitt’s Creek.” Production will continue through to June.

The Boys – Season 1

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Based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis, this new superhero drama series is set to start filming in Toronto at the end of May. With a long cast list including Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, and Anthony Starr among others, the series was created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke.

Big Brother Canada – Season 6

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The show that many Canadians love, or simply love to hate, is filming in Toronto this May with a whole new season of reality TV chaos. Season six of Big Brother Canada will have a heaven/hell theme, along with four potential wildcard house guests that will come into the house as an ‘angel’ or ‘devil’.

Suits – Season 8

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Suits will be in production in Toronto this April through to November. Many wonder what the new season will bring after fans had to say goodbye to two longtime characters in last season’s finale – Rachel Zane played by Meghan Markle and Mike Ross played by Patrick J. Adams.

Killjoys – Season 4 & 5

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The series Killjoys will be in production in Toronto through to September for its fourth and fifth season. While fans still have a few more seasons to enjoy, it has been announced that season five will be the show’s last.

Bad Blood – Season 2

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Starring Kim Coates and Maxim Roy, Bad Blood will be filming in the GTA through to June for its second season. Filmed in both Montreal and Ontario, the series is based on the Rizzuto family, also known as the Montreal mafia.

Shadowhunters – Season 3


Shadowhunters will be in production in Toronto for its third season through to May. The series centres around a young woman who finds out that she comes from a long lineage of Shadowhunters, who fight demons.

Ransom – Season 2

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CBS’s Ransom will be filming season two in Toronto through to May. The series centers around crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont, played by Luke Roberts, and his team as they work to solve cases surrounding kidnap and ransom. Filming for the second season will take place in both Toronto and Budapest, Hungary.

The Umbrella Academy – Season 1

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Based on the comic book series The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way, this new series will be filming its first season in Toronto till mid July. Notable cast members include Mary J. Blige, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and David Castañeda. The series follows a somewhat dysfunctional family of superheros as they try to figure out how their father died.

Titans – Season 1

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Titans has been filming its first season in Toronto since November and will continue into June. Starring Minka Kelly, Brenton Thwaites and Anna Diop, the new series is about a group of superheroes led by Nightwing — the grown-up version of the original boy to become Batman’s sidekick, Robin.


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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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