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16 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this April

Alison Pudsey Apr 02, 2018 1:23 pm 1,704

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 16 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this April!

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 will start filming in Toronto this April through to May. The new feature film is said to be about a young journalist — played by Platt — who finds out about a political scandal.


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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.


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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)

Polar began filming in Toronto this past March and will wrap up producion the first week of April. This new action thriller stars Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, and Matt Lucas and is said to be based on the graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold by Victor Santos.


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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)

Starring Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling, Descendant is filming in Toronto till mid-April. The new movie is about a young mother who believes that her eight-year-old son may have supernatural abilities.

Secrets from the Russian Tea Room

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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)

This new movie began filming in Toronto at the end of March and continues through to April. Secrets from the Russian Tea Room will tell the story of four different people who are all suffering through the worst times in their life, and stars Zoe Kazan, and Tahar Rahim.


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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)

Starring Sharon Stone, Sunny will be on location in Toronto through to July. Stone will play the lead role of Sunny in this dark thriller about a wealthy women whose life isn’t what it seems.

Schitt’s Creek – Season 5

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 loosing all their money and have to move to a small town called ‘Schitt’s Creek’.

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 April 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.

Designated Survivor – Season 2

Renewed for a second season this past May, Designated Survivor is back in production in Toronto and will continue filming till the end of April. Notable cast members in this political drama series include Kiefer Sutherland, Kal Penn, Zoe McLellan, and Breckin Meyer.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 2

The Handmaid’s Tale will be in production in Toronto for its second season through to mid-April. Starring Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bedel,  Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley, the series is based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.

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.

Shadowhunters – Season 3

Shadowhunters will be in production in Toronto for its third season through to May. The series centers 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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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)

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

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 superheros led by Nightwing — the grown up version of the original boy to become Batman’s sidekick, Robin.

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