With the weak Canadian dollar and Toronto’s world-class facilities, a wave of US film and television productions are making their way to Canada’s entertainment capital.
And while we can’t tell you exactly where each filming is taking place, we can give you a good idea of what big names you should keep your eyes peeled for.
Stars like Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Vin Diesel, and Jessica Chastain will be in the city shooting their upcoming film projects. As will Keifer Sutherland, Eugene Levy, and Justin Chatwin for TV productions.
Here’s a rundown of the productions filming in Toronto this spring and summer.
Shooting: Apr 18th – July 6th
Notable Names: Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris
Plot: A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
Shooting: Currently – April 8th
Notable Names: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
Plot: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Shooting: Currently – April 27th
Notable Names: Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, and Reeve Carney
Plot: A remake of 1975’s Rocky Horror Picture Show.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Shooting: Currently – May 20th
Notable Names: Vin Diesel and Jackie Chan
Plot: Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident though he secretly returns to action for a challenging new assignment.
Shooting: Currently – September 30th
Notable Names: Sean Harris, Emily Browning
Plot: A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.
Shooting: Currently – October 8th
Notable Names: Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch
Plot: The show follows a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.
Shooting: Currently -April 21st
Notable Names: TBD
Plot: The cinematic murder mystery is based on the John Cardinal Mysteries, a series of six bestselling crime novels written by Ontario native and award-winning author Giles Blunt.
Shooting: Currently – October 21st
Notable Names: Keither Sutherland
Plot: A low-level cabinet member (Sutherland) is sworn in as president of the U.S. after a deadly attack during the State of the Union speech.
Shooting: May 30th – August 30th
Notable Names: Sean Teale, Julia Ormond
Plot: Produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the series is set in a near-future where corporations have unlimited power. It centers on Ben Larson (Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves.
Killjoys Season 2
Shooting: Currently – April 30th
Notable Names: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke Macfarlane
Plot: The show follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.
Suits Season 6
Shooting: Currently – November 16th
Notable Names: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
Plot: The show’s main characters will be dealing with the aftermath of Mike’s guilty plea in court.
Schitt’s Creek Season 3
Shooting: April 11th – June 23rd
Notable Names: Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara
Plot: The show follows a wealthy family that suddenly finds itself broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek.
Shooting: Currently – October 31st
Notable Names: Clive Standen
Plot: Based on the wildly popular Taken film franchise, the series will focus on a young, unmarried Bryan Mills (the character played by Liam Neeson in the films) and how he learned his “very particular set of skills.” Despite being a prequel to the movies, it will be set in present day.