All the Umbrella Academy filming locations you can visit in Canada!

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The Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix on July 31, 2020. Via @Netflix

Mark your calendars, the second season of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy is coming on July 31, 2020.

Did you know that most of the show was filmed in Canada?


The Umbrella Academy is one of our favourite shows on Netflix. The show is based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba.

The first season revolves around seven siblings who return home after the sudden (and suspicious) death of their adoptive father.

The cast includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda and Aidan Gallagher, who play the siblings.


David Castaneda – Diego Hargreeves / Number Two / The Kraken

Colm Feore – Sir Reginald Hargreeves / The Monocle

Aidan Gallagher – Number Five / The Boy

Tom Hopper – Luther Hargreeves / Number One / Spaceboy

Justin H. Min – Ben Hargreeves / Number Six / The Horror

Ellen Page – Vanya Hargreeves / Number Seven / The White Violin

Emmy Raver-Lampman – Allison Hargreeves / Number Three / The Rumor

Robert Sheehan – Klaus Hargreeves / Number Four / The Seance


The show is set in an unnamed city, but was actually filmed in the cities of Toronto and Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada.

One of the first scenes, where one of the young mothers gave birth in the swimming pool, was filmed at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre on 1260 Dufferin St. in Toronto.

Scenes which show the entrance to the family’s mansion is located on 4 King St. E. in Hamilton.

The scene where the family gathers for the funeral is actually the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre on 227 Front St. E. in Toronto.

The external shot where Sir Reginald presents his children to members of the press after the bank robbery was filmed at the Canadian National Railway Station on 60 James St. N. in Hamilton.

The scenes at Griddy’s Doughnuts were filmed at an old restaurant on 1187 Queen St. W. in Toronto.

The scenes at the Icarus Theatre were a combination of different locations, including the Elgin Theatre on 189 Yonge St. in Toronto and Massey Hall on 178 Victoria St. in Toronto.

The scenes where Vanya rehearses is at the Royal Conservatory of Music on 273 Bloor St. W. in Toronto.

The exterior scenes of Vanya’s apartment was filmed in Little Portugal, near 236 Queen St. E. in Toronto.

The exterior scenes where The Boy goes to investigate the prosthetic eye was filmed at the University of Toronto’s Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories on 80 St. George St. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 2 Run Boy Run – The exterior scenes of the shop where Cha Cha and Hazel interrogate the mechanic is located on 146 Ossington Ave. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 3 Extra Ordinary – The exterior shots of the convenience store was filmed at Queen’s Mini Mart on 1666 Queen St. W. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 5 Number 5 – The scenes where Klaus and Diego visit the Vietnam Veterans of Foreign Wars was filmed at the Moose Lodge on 3753 Lake Shore Blvd. W. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 5 Number 5 -The scene where Vanya and Leonard are having coffee was filmed at East Thirty Six, on 36 Wellington St. E. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 5 Number 5 – The scene where Klaus and The Boy meet the Handler was filmed on a side road near Dyment’s Market + Bakery on 416 Fallsview Rd. E. in Hamilton.

Scenes of The Handler’s base of operations was filmed at the David Dunlap Observatory at 123 Hillsview Drive in Richmond Hill.

The Argyle Public Library scenes were filmed at the Lillian H. Smith Library on 239 College St. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 6 The Day That Wasn’t – The scenes where Luther and Allison share an intimate dance was filmed at Allen Gardens on 160 Gerrard St. in Toronto.

Season 1, Episode 8 I Heard a Rumor – The external shots of the Rain Quail Bed and Breakfast where Hazel checks in with Agnes was filmed at the Rosebud Motel on 308351 Hockley Rd. in Orangeville.

Season 1, Episode 10 The White Violin – The flashback scenes were filmed at the Cotton Factory on 270 Sherman Ave. N. in Hamilton.

Additional shots were filmed near the Old City Hall on 360 Bay St. in Toronto.


The second season of the show will be available for streaming on July 31, 2020 only on Netflix.

The cast shared this teaser for the new season. Always a good time when you get to listen to Tiffany‘s I Think We’re Alone Now. Check it out:
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