Toronto has been looking a lot like New York City lately and here's why
Toronto masquerades as New York City in many movies and TV shows, but some have it looking particularly Manhattan-like lately.
New shows Rabbit Hole and Improbable Valentine have both been filming in Toronto. People already noticed how Toronto's historic Fairmont Royal York had been transformed into an NYC hotel for Rabbit Hole lately.
Rabbit Hole is a spy show starring Kiefer Sutherland, who's also been spotted around town.
Fake food stands and vehicles with 212 area codes on them and New York plates have been spotted around town.
2/2 More from the set of #RabbitHole filming 🎬 in Toronto. 🇨🇦 Great detail on set. The courier truck has a NYC 🇺🇸 212 phone number. Check out the New York State Court Services Truck. That's a big crane with a reflector. Action! 🎥 @TOFilming_EM pic.twitter.com/ODgwSJzNup— Anita Windisman (@AnitaWindisman) May 23, 2022
Food stands for Rabbit Hole have included carts for shawarma, coffee and hot dogs.
2/2 More food carts on the film set of #RabbitHole filming around King and Yonge in Toronto. 🇨🇦 Hungry? There's also a popcorn 🍿 cart and a coffee cart ☕ to make it look like New York. 🇺🇸 Check out the huge green screen too! Action! 🎬 @TOFilming_EM pic.twitter.com/D7K2COkU9O— Anita Windisman (@AnitaWindisman) June 12, 2022
The Met was also transformed, like Fairmont, but this time into a New York police station.
An iconic New York subway station was also added to Toronto's streetscape, and NYC banners were up.
2/3 Toronto's 🇨🇦 financial district is looking like New York 🇺🇲 on the film set of #RabbitHole starring @RealKiefer . A subway popped up! 🚇 Deluxe Coffee ☕ is a set prop. NYC signage makes it look real.🎬 @TOFilming_EM pic.twitter.com/mtad1gHbkH— Anita Windisman (@AnitaWindisman) May 28, 2022
For Improbable Valentine, more food stalls but also New York City garbage cans and American post boxes popped up. The fantasy TV series is supposed to be a modern fairytale of sorts.
2/2 Toronto 🇨🇦 has been transformed into New York 🇺🇸 for the filming 🎬 of #ImprobableValentine around Victoria and Adelaide. Such attention to detail on the set. Hope it doesn't rain today! ☔ @TOFilming_EM pic.twitter.com/M71ozwuBbd— Anita Windisman (@AnitaWindisman) June 9, 2022
New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Toronto never sleeps on looking just like New York.
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