25 celebrities to spot in Toronto this April

Mar 29 2018, 5:50 pm

With 16 movies and TV shows currently in production in the city, you just never know when you might spot your favourite character off-set, roaming the streets of Toronto.

Here are 25 celebrities to spot in Toronto this April!

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Eugene Levy

Monday October 19, 2009. Eugene Levy at the Los Angeles premiere of “Astro Boy” held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles (Tinseltown/Shutterstock) 

The hilarious Eugene Levy may be spotted in Toronto this April. Levy is currently filming for season five of the hit show Schitt’s Creek alongside his son Daniel Levy, who also plays Levy’s on-set child in the show. From Hamilton ON, Levy is best known for starring in all-eight of the American Pie films and his groundbreaking work as part of Second City.

Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O’Hara at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards, Renaissance Hotel, Hollywood, CA (s_bukley/Shutterstock)

Joining Levy on the set of Schitt’s Creek is actress, writer, and comedian Catherine O’Hara. O’Hara has starred in many movies from Heartburn alongside Meryl Streep, to the voice of Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas, or maybe you remember her best as Kevin McCallister’s mom in the Home Alone films.


Nina Dobrev

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

Nina Dobrev will return to her hometown of Toronto to film for her latest role in the feature film Run This Town. Dobrev is best known for playing Elena on The Vampire Diaries, along with films like Let’s Be Cops, The Final Girls, and most recently Flatliners. 

Ben Platt

the 71st annual Tony Awards recognized the best in live theater. Ben Platt shows off Tony for Dear Evan Hansen (a katz/Shutterstock)

Joining Dobrev on the set of Run This Town is Ben Platt. You may remember him from films like Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and most recently in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen which won him a Tony Award.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens at the Fox TCA After Party at Soho House, West Hollywood on August 8, 2017 (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Vanessa Hudgens will likely be in Toronto through April for her role in the movie Polar. Hudgens is a singer and actress known for starring in the High School Musical film series, Beastly, and Spring Breakers.

Katheryn Winnick

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Katheryn Winnick attends “The Dark Tower” special screening at the Museum of Modern Art on July 31, 2017 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Joining Hudgens in Toronto for Polar is Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick. Winnick was born right here in Etobicoke, Ontario and has starred in Bones, The Art of Steel, and History Channel’s Vikings in which she currently plays Lagertha

Mary J. Blige

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Mary J Blige at the 2014 American Music Awards – Arrivals at the Nokia Theater on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Mary J. Blige will likely be in Toronto through to mid-July for her role as Cha-Cha in the new series The Umbrella Academy. While Blige is best known for being a famous R&B/Hip-hop artist, she has also starred in a few movies like Rock of Ages, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Mudbound.

Ellen Page

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Ellen Page at the 2016 Primetime Creative Emmy Awards – Day 2 – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Joe Seer/Shutterstock)

Joining Blige on the set of The Umbrella Academy is Canadian actress Ellen Page. Page has starred in feature films like Juno, Whip It, and Inception, along with TV shows like Trailer Park Boys, Pit Pony, and ReGenesis.

Tom Hopper

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Tom Hopper at the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 Premiere Screening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Also joining these ladies on The Umbrella Academy set is Tom Hopper. Hopper has made appearances in television shows like Doctor Who, Casualty, and Games of Thrones.

Alexis Bledel

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Alexis Bledel arrives to the Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Premiere on November 18, 2016 in Westwood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Alexis Bledel will be in Toronto this April for season two of The Handmaid’s Tale. Bedel is widely recognized for playing Rory from Gilmore Girls including the reunion mini-series on Netflix, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Bledel has also starred in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City, and Post Grad.

Elisabeth Moss

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Elisabeth Moss at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on January 11, 2018 (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Elisabeth Moss will also be in Toronto filming for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Moss has starred in television shows like The West Wing, Top of the Lake and Mad Men. Just this past year her role in The Handmaid’s Tail won her a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

Yvonne Strahovski

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Yvonne Strahovski at the 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles – “The Handmaid’s Tale” at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

This Australian actress will also be in Toronto this April for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale. You may remember her best as Hannah McKay in the hit show Dexter, or as Sarah Walker in the NBC series Chuck.

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 the lead character Harvey Specter in the series.

Taylor Schilling

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Actress Taylor Schilling attends the 18th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 19, 2014 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Taylor Schilling will be in Toronto this April for her role in the new feature film Descendant. Schilling is best known for playing main character Piper Chapman in Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black. 

Zachary Levi

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Zachary Levi at the HFPA Hosts Annual Grants Banquet – Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Zachary Levi is currently in Toronto through to May for the lead role in the DC Extended Universe movie Shazam! You may remember him from films like Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, or as the voice of Flynn in the animated movie Tangled. 

Zoe Kazan

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Zoe Kazan at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Patron of the Artists Awards 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Known for playing the lead role of Emily in the 2017 film The Big Sick, Zoe Kazan will be in Toronto for her role in Secrets from the Russian Tea Room. Kazan has also made appearances in movies like The Savages, It’s Complicated, and Revolutionary Road.

Sharon Stone

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Sharon Stone arrives to the Lupus LA 2017 Orange Ball: Rocket To A Cure on April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Ga Fullner/Shutterstock)

Sharon Stone will be in Toronto through to July for her newest role in the film Sunny. Stone has been acting for years and has starred in various films including Casino, The Mighty, The Muse, Alpha Dog, and Lovelace, among many others.

Kiefer Sutherland

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Kiefer Sutherland at the Fox TCA All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena on January 13, 2014 (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Kiefer Sutherland is in Toronto for his role as President Tom Kirkman in season two of Designated Survivor. Best known for his longtime role of Jack Bauer, on the hit Fox series 24, which earned him an Emmy and Golden Globe, Sutherland has also starred in films like Phone Booth, Pompeii, and Flatliners.

Breckin Meyer

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Breckin Meyer arrives to the ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ World Premiere on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Joining Kiefer on the set of Designated Survivor is actor Breckin Meyer. You may remember him for his comedic roles in films like Rat Race, Road Trip, Clueless, and Garfield: The Movie.

Kal Penn

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Kal Penn attends The Drama League’s 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Neil Patrick Harris on February 3, 2014(lev radin/Shutterstock)

Also joining Kiefer and Meyer on set is Kal Penn. Penn is probably best known for playing the hilarious stoner Kumar in the Harold & Kumar films, and who could forget his run on the medical drama series House.

Zoe McLellan

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Zoe McLellan at the CBS TCA July 2014 Party at the Pacific Design Center on July 17, 2014 in West Hollywood, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Also joining these men on the set of Designated Survivor is Zoe McLellan. McLellan has starred in TV series like JAG, Dirty Sexy Money, and NCIS: New Orleans.

Hannah John-Kamen

Hannah John-Kamen arrives to 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. 

Minka Kelly

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Minka Kelly at the “Country Strong” Los Angeles Special Screening, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA (s_bukley/Shutterstock)

Minka Kelly will be in Toronto through April for her role in the series Titans. Kelly got her first major role as Lyla in the television series Friday Night Lights, and then went on to star in feature films like The Roommate, 500 days of Summer, and Just Go With It.

Brenton Thwaites

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Actor Brenton Thwaites attends the premiere of “The Giver” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on August 11, 2014 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Also joining Kelly on the set of Titans is Brenton Thwaites. This Austrailian actor has starred in movies such as Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Oculus, The Giver, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.