Summer is heating up in the city, but that won’t stop these productions from setting up shop right here in the GTA.
Ontario has moved into Step 2 of reopening and eased some COVID-19 measures, which means you might catch a glimpse of all the action if you’re out and about. You just never know when you might catch a sneak peek of your favourite show filming — live and on location!
Here are 19 movies and TV shows filming in the city this July:
The Marsh Kings Daughter
The Marsh Kings Daughter will set up production in Toronto this July, with plans to film into August. The movie will be based around the Karen Dionne novel of the same name and stars Daisy Ridley, known for playing Rey Skywalker in the sequel trilogy Star Wars films.
Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive is on location in Toronto with filming expected to continue into sometime in July. The new feature film will star Mila Kunis and is based on the best-selling book by the same name by Jessica Knoll, who is also writing the movie’s screenplay.
Women Talking will be filming in the city this month through to September. The new feature film will star longtime actress Frances McDormand in the lead role and is based around Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel. The plotline follows a group of Mennonite women who are isolated in a colony and dealing with sexual assaults committed by some of the men.
13: The Musical
13: The Musical is filming in the city through to August. With a long list of child actors cast in the musical film, the new movie (an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name) will be another one of Netflix’s live-action family flicks.
Coroner – Season 4
Coroner returns to Toronto this month to film another season of the popular Canadian crime show. The series is set in Toronto and follows Jenny Cooper (played by Serinda Swan) a widower who now investigates and looks into mysterious or sudden deaths.
The Kings of Napa – Season 1
The Kings of Napa will be on location in Toronto through to August. The OWN drama series will be produced by none other than Oprah herself, alongside Michelle Listenbee Brown. The series will follow the wealthy King family who own a vineyard in Napa Valley — expect lots of family drama, power struggles and more.
Workin’ Moms – Season 6
Workin’ Moms returns to Toronto this month to film its sixth season of the hilarious comedy show. Created by and starring film critic Catherine Reitman, this series follows four close-knit friends and working mothers trying to balance it all.
The Hardy Boys – Season 2
Feeling nostalgic? Hardy Boys sets up production again in the Port Hope area this month for season two and will continue filming into October. The series is a total remake of the books by the same name and airs on the streaming platform Hulu. The series was quickly renwed for a second season set to air sometime in 2022.
Chucky – Season 1
Calling all horror fans! Who could forget about this vintage doll that comes alive and seriously freaked out a lot of people during the 90s with multiple slasher films?! While filming was previously delayed, the new series Chucky will be on location in the Toronto area this month with production continuing into August.
Umbrella Academy – Season 3
The Umbrella Academy is filming in the Toronto area this month until August. Based on the comic book series The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way, the series is currently going by its code name of “Chroma.” Notable cast members include Elliot Page and Tom Hopper.
The new miniseries Station Eleven is currently filming in Toronto and is expected to continue into August. The premise for the series, which will have 10 episodes, is based on Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel of the same name about a flu pandemic that takes over the world. Station Eleven will star Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis and Himesh Patel.
Locke & Key – Season 3
Locke & Key is back on location in Toronto! While production for season two just wrapped this past March, the series is back in Toronto to film again for its third season. This supernatural horror show streams on Netflix and was adapted from a comic book series written by Joe Hill. The series focuses on the Locke family who moves into their deceased father’s family home.
Jack Reacher – Season 1
Amazon’s new series reboot Jack Reacher is filming in the Toronto area until the end of July. The series is based on Lee Child’s debut Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, and the series will star Alan Ritchson as the lead. You may remember Ritchson as Hawk/Hank Hall in the TV series Titans, which was also filmed in Toronto as well. Production is expected to continue into the summer months.
Star Trek: Discovery – Season 4
Star Trek: Discovery will be filming season four in Toronto until September. Commonly referred to by its code name “Green Harvest,” the series is set approximately 10 years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones among others.
Mayor of Kingstown – Season 1
Mayor of Kingstown is a new series from Paramount+ that will be on location in Toronto through to September. The crime drama stars Jeremy Renner as the heir to his family’s criminal empire in the fictional town of Kingstown, Michigan. The series will also examine America’s prison system.
See – Season 2
Starring Jason Momoa, See is on location in Toronto to shoot its second season, with most filming taking place at Cinespace Film Studios. The series’ first season was originally filmed in British Columbia, but filming was moved to Toronto for season two. Production started in late October and will continue into the summer.
The Boys – Season 3
Based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis, this superhero drama series is back filming in Toronto for its third season. With a long cast list including Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, and Dominique McElligott among others, the series was created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke. Production is expected to continue into August.
Murdoch Mysteries – Season 15
The long-running series Murdoch Mysteries is on location in Toronto again for its 15th season, with production expected to continue into 2022. Starring Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, and Jonny Harris, this Canadian drama series follows Toronto-based detective William Murdoch as he solves crimes at the turn of the century.
Y: The Last Man – Season 1
FX on Hulu’s Y: The Last Man is currently filming in the GTA this June. The new American drama series is based on the comic book of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan. Set post-apocalyptic world, the series is currently filming in the Mississauga area with production expected to continue into the summer months. The series will star Diane Lane and Ben Schnetzer among others.