GUILLERMO DEL TORO, a big fan of our city, has made three feature films here. His latest, ‘The Shape of Water’, nominated for 13 Oscars, is set in Baltimore in 1962. In the film both TORONTO and neighbouring HAMILTON disguise themselves as, you guessed it, ‘the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner’ (BALTIMORE).

Photos are all courtesy of Fox Searchlight; info from The Daily Hive & Atlas of <ABOVE – KEATING CHANNEL, with Lakeshore Boulevard East on the right. The CN Tower was digitally removed.>

<ELISA’S APARTMENT and the Occam Aerospace Research Centre, were shot at Cinespace Studios in TORONTO.  Exteriors of the research centre were filmed on the Scarborough campus of the University of TORONTO><The water man goes to the movies at TORONTO’s Elgin Theatre, where the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.>

<Exteriors of the theatre were filmed outside TORONTO’s Massey Hall on Shuter Street;  the deco Lakeview Restaurant on Dundas Street West played a role in several scenes, all involving pie.><Dundas Street West at Ossington Avenue with vintage cars and a Baltimore city bus, TORONTO>

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