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21 films shot in Toronto and their locations

21 films shot in toronto

Are you planning a trip to Toronto? It’s a beautiful city to visit in any season, for its architecture and its many parks. While developing our Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt and our Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt, we identified several film locations you might recognize from famous films.

We’ve limited our list to the downtown core and harbourfront areas, where our scavenger hunts are located.

21 films shot in Toronto and their locations

  1. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
    • Scenes shot at Toronto City Hall
  2. Strange BrewStrange Brew (1983)
    • Scenes shot at the Casa Loma
  3. Camilla (1994)
    • Scenes shot at Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Center.
  4. X-Men (2000)
    • Scenes shot at the Casa Loma and Roy Thomson Hall.
  5. American PsychoAmerican Psycho (2000)
    • Scenes shot at the TD Center on Wellington St.
  6. The Tuxedo (2002)
    • Scenes shot at Toronto City Hall and the Casa Loma.
  7. ChicagoChicago (2002)
    • Scenes shot at Osgood Hall, Union Station, the Casa Loma, as well as the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Center.
  8. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
    • Toronto City Hall’s distinctive look serves as a major focal point throughout the film.
  9. Crash (2004)
    • Scenes shot under the Gardiner Expressway
  10. The Pacifier (2005)
    • Scenes shot at the Casa Loma
  11. Cinderella Man (2005)
    • Scenes shot at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
  12. The SentinelThe Sentinel (2006)
    • Scenes shot at Toronto City Hall
  13. REDRed (2010)
    • Scenes shot at Toronto City Hall
  14. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
    • Scenes shot at the Casa Loma
  15. Cosmopolis (2012)
    • Scenes shot at Union Station.
  16. Total Recall (2012)
    • Scenes shot at Union Station and under the Gardiner Expressway.
  17. Pacific Rim (2013)
    • A segment of Elizabeth Street, just north of Dundas, was turned into a Japanese war zone for the film Pacific Rim.
  18. Suicide SquadSuicide Squad (2016)
    • Yonge-Dundas square and southwards on Yonge St served to shoot the car chase scene between Batman and the Joker.
  19. The Shape of Water (2017)
    • Scenes shot at Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Center.
  20. DC's TitansDC’s Titans (2018)
    • Scenes shot at the Casa Loma where it serves as Wayne Manor.
  21. The Umbrella Academy (2019)
    • Massey Hall is the concert hall where number seven plays her violin.

 

We invite you to try our Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt or Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt. They are 2-3 hours each, self-guided walking tours that you do with your smartphone (how it works). You’ll come across most of these film locations and much more. Moreover, you’ll enjoy solving the various challenges at each step of the way while learning the history of Toronto.

They each cost $35 for a group of up to 6 persons. There is an Explorer version of the Old Toronto scavenger hunt available for $45 – it’s longer and has more challenges.

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