Tourist Spot

Where your favorite Netflix shows were filmed in the GTA


Netflix’s new website shows Canadians exactly where their favorite movies and series have been shot across the country. Torontonians know their city is a hot spot for filming, and Netflix shows are no exception.

Here are some of the locations in Toronto and the GTA that Netflix used for filming:

The Queen’s Gambit

A few lucky places in Toronto were featured in Netflix’s insanely popular miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. The series has toured extensively between the premises of Front Street and the University of Toronto campus. One spot along Front Street that gets an honorable mention is CC Lounge & Whiskey Bar.

Also along this stretch of street is the Winners which also served as a department store where Beth and Alma would go to buy new clothes. She returns to the same shop where she buys her first set of chess.

Nearby, 6 St. Joseph Street was featured in the series to replace the New York walk-up that Benny calls home.

Toronto’s Meadowvale Bridge was one of the show’s opening scenes, where police find Beth at the scene of a car crash.

Lock & Key

This spooky supernatural drama series also made Toronto home during filming. The first season of the series put some of Toronto’s landmarks in a whole new light.

The Royal Ontario Museum is just one of those places. In episode two, Dodge uses one of the keys to enter a museum exhibit, after being seen in a nightclub that was shot in the rotunda of the ROM.

A popular Toronto pub was also featured in the series. Maple Leaf Tavern on Gerard Street E made its way into episode three. Location manager Tim Owen said the tavern is: “Kind of a fancy restaurant but very traditional, so it hit that credibility factor as well as being aesthetically appealing,” according to Netflix in your neighborhood.

And the increasingly popular tourist destination, Ripley’s Aquarium, has also entered the series. In episode four, when Kinsey Locke opens a door in her own mind, a memory leads her to an aquarium. The scene features the ever-instagrammable jellyfish and vividly colored tropical fish that inhabit Ripley’s Aquarium.

Ginny and Georgia

When Georgia moves her family to a large house in Wellsbury, the outside of the house is actually shot in West Toronto. The Baby Point neighborhood makes another appearance later when the hyper-vigilant Torontonian might spot the Old Mill Bridge in Etienne Brule Park.

The Umbrella Academy

Hamilton, Ont. Is featured prominently in Netflix’s program The Umbrella Academy. If this show is a favorite for you, there are plenty of places to see where the scenes take place. Dyment’s Farm is a great place to start. An episode of the first season was filmed on this 120-acre property, and if you can get there this season, you can take part in all the fun fall activities like ball rides and farm trails.

Breezy Corners is a Hamilton restaurant where Five and Vanya meet in season two. This’ 60s-style restaurant is a popular breakfast spot among locals, and Netflix recommends the chocolate chip pancakes.

And if you’re a big fan of the show, you’ll instantly recognize the entrance to The Umbrella Academy house on the perimeter of Gore Park at 46 King Street E.