Whenever I watch a movie\TV show that was filmed in my home town it’s really strange seeing the familiar locations on screen but at the same time it’s pretty cool because these are places I’ve known, have been to or pass by on a day to day basis. For all the viewers watching, hopefully they view Toronto as a beautiful city and a place they would like to visit one day. Unfortunately, the city doesn’t play itself too often in Hollywood. Anyways, enough love about my city.
The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix superhero show based on the adaption of the comic book series with the same name created by Gerard Way(Lead Singer of My Chemical Romance) which I happened to be a fan of the band.
On October 1, 1989, 43 women around the world miraculously gave birth without even being pregnant. Billionaire, Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts 7 of the children whom also happens to have special powers. In the current time, the family is all grown up, dysfunctional and have all gone their own ways in life. Later they find out that their father has passed away from a stroke but one of the members is suspicious and thinks he was murdered. Another member who has the power to time travel returns from the future and warns Vanya the protagonist about what he saw in the future. He warns her that the end of the world is coming.
Filming took place in Toronto and Hamilton. Clink on the links below to see the locations on Google Maps.