The second season of Netflix's Umbrella Academy is filming in Toronto
The graphic novel-turned-TV show only just premiered earlier this month, but it's already considered one of the year's hottest digital series.
Netflix has officially greenlit the show for a second season, meaning we can expect sightings of Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Aidan Gallagher, and Colm Feore around town by the end of this year.
#UmbrellaAcademy Behind the scenes. Via @SteveBlackmanTV @RobMSheehan (Klaus) @DavidCastanedaJ (Diego) & @Tomhopperhops (Luther) with @EllenPage (Vanya) directed by Peter Hoar while rehearsing a scene for the series in Toronto. pic © #robertsheehan pic.twitter.com/zdDcVQzTuM— The Sheehab (@TheSheehab) February 19, 2019
It took people a while to recognize some of the classic Toronto landmarks included in the show, including the Elgin Theatre (where Ellen Page plays the violin) and Allan Gardens.
Queen Street makes tons of appearances in the show, including Moss Park to the east, a convenience store at Queen and Triller to the west, and 1698 Queen Antiques.
I go to Lillian H. Smith library every time and seeing it on The Umbrella Academy is so fucking weird.— Bola M Adẹ́kúnlé (@bola2nv) February 23, 2019
I’m literally watching season 1 and I feel I’m walking downtown Toronto pic.twitter.com/gmWbRG0iW1
The spooky Max Tanenbaum Courtyard near St. Lawrence Market makes the perfect backdrop for a funeral. And there's no better library to film something in than the rotunda of the Lillian H. Smith Library.
The newly-opened David Dunlop Observatory gets its big break too.
Just started watching The Umbrella Academy. Now I know what Griddy’s Doughnuts was all about. I saw them building the set on Queen Street West and thought it was going to be a real doughnut shop. I was so disappointed when they tore it down shortly after.— Michael Nugent (@michaelnugent) February 27, 2019
We also finally have the story behind the mysterious signage that popped up where Gladstone Cafe used to be.
It was only there for a few weeks, but Griddy's Doughnuts turned out to be an essential location in the Umbrella Academy.
Handmaids go to the museum? Is Spock hiding at the ROM? Or maybe the Umbrella Academy students take a field trip?— Kevin Vuong 🇨🇦 (@KevinVuongTO) February 25, 2019
We have so many productions going on in the city! Go Toronto! 🍁❤️ #filmTO #HollywoodNorth pic.twitter.com/6iRg92ZDlG
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