Let’s admit it, it’s pretty cool when Hollywood comes to the streets of your hometown — catching glimpses of Toronto on the big screen, cameras rolling, and maybe even running into your favourite characters live and in action.
Here are 15 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this August.
IT: Chapter Two — also being referred to as Largo — will be in production in Toronto through to October. Based on the novel by Stephen King, the second movie is set 27 years later when Pennywise returns to torment the group as adults. The movie has a long list of cast members including Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and James Ransone among others.
The Dogs of Babel will wrap up filming in Toronto the first week of August, and it’s rumoured 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.
Buffaloed will be filming in Toronto till the end of August. Starring Zoey Deutch as main character Peg Dahl, this drama tells the story of a hustler desperate to escape from Buffalo, NY who decides to become a debt collector.
In the Shadow of the Moon will be on location in Toronto till the end of August. While the plot is currently being kept under wraps, the new feature film will star Boyd Holbrook and Michael C. Hall.
Workin’ Moms returns to Toronto to film its third season this August. Created by and starring film critic Catherine Reitman, this comedy follows four close-knit friends and working mothers trying to balance it all.
Shadowhunters will wrap up production of its third season the first week of August. The series centers around a young woman who finds out that she comes from a long lineage of Shadowhunters, who fight demons.
Netflix’s V-Wars will be filming in Toronto this August through to October. Based on the bestselling novel by Jonathan Maberry, the series will star The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder as Dr. Luther Swann in this new show about vampires.
With a few different filming locations, American Gods will be back on location in Toronto to film its second season through to the end of 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.
Star Trek: Discovery will be filming its second season in Toronto through to November. Also being referred to by its code name Green Harvest, the series is set roughly 1o years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh.
Private Eyes will be filming in the city through to mid-August for its third season. Starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, the series revolves around a former hockey player who becomes a detective and partners with a private investigator.
Frankie Drake Mysteries will be on location in Toronto this August 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.
Based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis, this new superhero drama series will be filming in Toronto through to September. 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.
Suits will be in production in Toronto for its eighth season 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.
The series Killjoys will be in production in Toronto until 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.
Starring Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, and Jonny Harris, Murdoch Mysteries will be in Toronto this August filming for season twelve. This Canadian drama series follows Toronto-based detective William Murdoch as he solves crime during the 1890’s and early 1900’s.