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Guillermo del Toro shouts out his favourite Toronto bookstores

Guillermo del Toro might need to change his surname to "del Toronto" if the acclaimed Mexican filmmaker gets any more obsessed with Canada's largest city.

The cinema titan is no stranger to the city, choosing it as a shooting locale for movies like his Academy Award-winning 2017 film The Shape of Water.

Del Toro has once again set up shop in Toronto for his latest production, an adaptation of horror classic Frankenstein, and it seems the filmmaker has been spending time enjoying the local bookshop scene between shoots.

With production expected to continue until early July, the filmmaker is filling his time in local bookstores and recently talked of how he did "damage" on a visit to Vinegar Syndrome, located at 399 Roncesvalles Ave.

Guillermo del Toro again took to social media on Sunday, sharing a selfie shot at yet another bookstore, Acadia, saying he spent over an hour browsing the Queen Street East establishment.

In addition to Acadia, the award-winning director named some of his other favourite spots to browse literature around the city.

Here are GDT's top spots to buy books in Toronto. Is your favourite bookstore on del Toro's list?

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