Toronto is famous for its landscapes and the beauty of the city; Canada also has a developed film industry. In recent years, television production in Toronto has grown dramatically, and now it is one of the main engines of the city’s economy.
Toronto also hosts film festivals such as the Emmy Awards and the Oscars. While watching shot there, you can notice the numerous landmarks of Toronto that distinguish this place. To see Toronto on the big screen, you should check – out the following films.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This film is based on a novel by Canadian caricaturist Brian Lee O’Malley. The film tells us the story Scott Pilgrim (who is a Canadian musician) fighting for his life against his American girlfriend Ramona and her seven ex-boyfriends. The main shooting locations were between Bathurst and St. Clair Street. Filming also took place near the Toronto Public Library and Casa Loma. Moreover, various cafes and pizzerias on St. Clair West Street were involved in the shooting. This movie had a great impact on North American culture and became one of the most popular films in Toronto.
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk – is a science fiction movie which gained a great popularity among people all over the world. At first glance, it may seem that the film was shot in New York, but it is not so. This film was shot in the heart of Toronto. Yonge Street and the Financial District were used for filming, which were blocked off during that period. Several areas used for shooting scenes included the University of Toronto and Morning side Park. This superhero movie is based on Marvel Comics. The story tells about Bruce Banner, who was exposed to gamma rays, due to which he turns into a giant green monster who can destroy anything on his way.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
This is a romantic and science fiction film directed by Robert Schwentke. This movie tells the story of a man who is a time traveler. Henry DeTumble travels between different periods of his life, and somehow, he falls in love with a beautiful girl, Claire. So, the audience can observe the lovers overcoming the difficulties that they face.
Starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. By the way, Rachel is a Canadian actress, born in Ontario and lived there for quite a long time. Part of the film shooting took place in the hometown of the actors. The nature of Canada is very well conveyed in the film, which emphasizes the temper of the characters very well. The film features locations such as Osgoode Hall Library and the University of Toronto.
American Psycho is this is a horror and thriller movie. Patrick Batham (Christian Bale) is a wealthy businessman who lives in New York. The events of the film take place in the 1980s. Bateman is a very mysterious, misogynistic and defiant character. The atmosphere of the film is quite intense and unpredictable. Most of the movie scenes were shot in Toronto, which shows the versatility and aesthetic of the place.
The Shape of Water
This is a dramatic American film that received good reviews and won the 2017’s Academy Awards for the Best Picture.
This movie tells a story about a deaf girl Eliza who works in a secret laboratory. However, her life changes dramatically when she discovers a secret experiment and falls in love with an amphibian. Worried about his fate, the girl decides to save him. The movie was filmed in Toronto. Such locations as the Elgin Theatre, the facade of Massey Hall, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Shuter Street, the Lake view Restaurant were involved into the film shooting.