Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Toronto ON

Toronto is one of the top five screen-based industries in North America with a full scope of industry connections, services, suppliers, talent, crew, facilities and locations delivering everything required for success in pre-production through post production.
Although a number of films/series are shot in Toronto, not every one uses Toronto as its setting. In both cases, and in most movies shot in Toronto, the city fills in for some other, usually American, location. Locals are accustomed to spotting the landmarks through the cinematic disguise.

We love when we spot a location in the city in a movie/series! I thought I would capture some of them for this weekly post.

Shows like The Handmaid's Tale and Suits would require long detailed posts so I'll start off small.
The clips are from Youtube and the photos are mine.

Coroner is a Canadian police procedural crime drama developed by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), and based on the Jenny Cooper series of novels by M. R. Hall.
CORONER premiered as the highest-ever rated series launch in the UK for Universal TV in January 2019.

This clip, from Episode 2 begins as they walk north on John St. at King St. West. I worked a block west of that corner and watched, from our office window as the TIFF Toronto International Film Festival Tower was built.

TIFF building that they turn into.

Click here to read about this part of King St. West. The TIFF building was erected on the site of the Irish Fever Hospital as I mentioned in that clip. 
I also included the history of the Tim Horton's building you can see in the opening clip in that post.

BTW that Tim Horton's is no longer there as the White building is being restored.

Episode 4 starts with a scene filming in walking distance from our condo, under the overpass at the Humber River.

Photos taken 2016.

Episode 4 continues and in this full length episode clip at 23:07 you can see a mural that spells PARKDALE and is located at the Duggan's Brewery off Queen St. West.

At 23:53  you can see the edge of this mural at the entrance to the lane. You can see the Parkdale mural at the far end.


  1. I've had such fun watching this series too, loved the Humber River bits particularly. I was a production accountant in Toronto for a while so became familiar with so much involved.

    Great series, yeah?


  2. At least on occasion Toronto can star as itself as opposed to a Manhattan with the Zanzibar lurking in the scene.

  3. that's a very colourful well done mural.

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