This is what's filming in Toronto this winter
If you're wondering what's filming in Toronto this winter then you've come to the right place, because the city's film and television industry is as active as ever and constantly growing despite obvious challenges presented by the pandemic.
Though many Ontario businesses and industries have closed down to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as a part of the province-wide shutdown, the film and TV industry has strict protocols in place that allow it to keep operating safely.
The province has also outlined specific rules for the industry in its detailed document about the shutdown, including not allowing studio audiences on set, not allowing more than 10 performers on a film or television set at once, and requiring sets to be configured in a way that enables everyone to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres except where necessary for filming.
Here are some of the most exciting movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this winter.
Canadian actor Elliot Page made headlines earlier this year when he announced to the world that he is transgender and non-binary, and now the star is working on a new gaming comedy in and around Toronto.
1UP will tell the story of "a gamer who quits her college esports team due to sexism from her male counterparts," according to Variety, and it also stars Paris Berelc.
According to Ontario Creates, production on the film began on Nov. 16 and is expected to continue until Jan. 29, 2021.
While 1Up will is expected to wrap filming at the end of January, it seems Page will actually be in Toronto a little while longer, because a Netflix series listed by Ontario Creates as "Chroma" is actually the working title of the next season of The Umbrella Academy, according to industry outlet Production Weekly.
The superhero series filmed its first two seasons in Toronto and surrounding areas, and it looks like the third season will be no exception.
Production on season three is set to begin on Feb. 8, and it's expected to run until at least Aug. 17.