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Toronto has such a mixed or diverse landscape and architecture that some movies were filmed in the city. Its beautiful sceneries make it an excellent location for filming. There are probably more than a hundred movies shot in Toronto, and one of the typical genres shot here were superhero films.
Here are some of the famous superhero-based films shot in Toronto City with a little sneak peek of the movies’ plot:
Suicide Squad (2016)
According to a synopsis written by Amitash Balekar in imdb.com:
“It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? “
Full post seen here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/
“Filming began on April 13, 2015. On April 26 and 27, filming was to take place at the Hy's Steakhouse. A "snowstorm" scene was filmed on April 29 on the Adelaide St. and in Ching Lane. On May 5, a few major scenes were filmed in downtown Toronto next to Yonge and Dundas Square.”
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film)
A synopsis from movieweb.com says:
“In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.”
Original post seen here: http://movieweb.com/movie/robocop-2014/
“Filming took place in Toronto, Vancouver and other parts of Ontario. Shooting locations within the city included the University of Toronto where a scene was filmed that appeared to be RoboCop being unveiled to the city of Detroit. Filming in Hamilton began on Monday, September 24, 2012 for five nights.
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboCop_(2014_film)#Filming
From imdb.com written by FilmFan:
“In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Charles Xavier, who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm and Cyclops to bring them back before it is too late. Magneto, who believes a war is approaching, has an evil plan in mind, and needs young Rogue to help him.”
Post seen here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120903/
According to Wikipedia:
“Filming took place from September 22, 1999, to March 3, 2000, in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Locations included Central Commerce Collegiate, Distillery District, and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Casa Loma, Roy Thomson Hall, and Metro Hall were used for X-Mansion interiors, while Parkwood Estate (located in Oshawa, east of Toronto) was chosen for exteriors. Spencer Smith Park (in Burlington, Ontario) doubled for Liberty Island.”
Read full article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_(film)#Filming
Although not all scenes on these movies were shot in Toronto, being able to use some of the city's picturesque locations is one sure way to showcase the beauty of the city. Hoping for more future films in Toronto!
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Sep 11, 2017 at 09:51 o\clock
Getting that sun-kissed skin that you desire is not as easy as you think it is. Visiting the unfamiliar territory of the city of Toronto means it's best beaches should never be missed. Given below are three of the most recommended beaches that ensures a fun visit even if it’s just for a day.
If socializing is one of your interest, then heading to the most populated beach in Toronto, Ontario is perfect for tons of activities which will surely pave the way for you to expand your social circle. Here’s what the writer Robyn Urback has to say why Woodbine Beach, Toronto, Ontario should be in one of your checklists:
“A beach must be safe for swimming at least 80 per cent of the time to score a blue flag. Toronto's blue flag beaches are usually safe more than 90 per cent of the time.”
Read the original post here.
According to one guest contributor in BlogTo website, it portrays how the place in Toronto is a complete package:
“Kew-Balmy is where dog-owners come to let their pets run free at the off-leash park, artists come to build rock sculptures on the sand, and where buskers line the boardwalk. The beach also serves as the ideal spot for canoers and kayakers put their boats into the water, and where Stand Up Paddle boarding is taking root in Toronto. The boardwalk is packed with people on weekends, just as it always was.”
Full post: BlogTo
Bluffers Park Marina Boat House Community
Let’s differ from the mainstream, if you want something different from the usual then Bluffers Park Marina boat house community in Toronto, Ontario will be the best fit for you. It’s a breath of fresh air out of all the popular beaches out there. You may stay in a boathouse! And what’s best is that it’s near Marina. Here’s a small information from Jeff Lee why this area in Toronto is a must visit.
“Just east of the main entrance to the park, the bluffs have yet another surprise, Toronto’s cleanest and nicest beach."
Over a kilometer long, Bluffer’s Park Beach has clean white sand, and the water is always safe for swimming – this beach is seldom shut down even during the July August algae blooms. In fact, this beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award several years in a row, and yet it’s usually deserted.
If you have set your eyes on visiting Toronto especially in the summer season, don’t forget to try one of its beaches to have a memorable fun-filled vacation.
Sep 6, 2017 at 08:12 o\clock
Toronto, Ontario is home to some of the finest architectural designs you'll ever see. From old infrastructures to modern day infrastructure, they will surely leave you in awe. Here are my top 7 most iconic buildings in Toronto.
The CN Tower
- standing tall at 1,815.3 feet it was the world's tallest tower until 2009 when the Burj Khalifa overtook it. It is a communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto and the most defining landmark of the city.
Art Gallery of Ontario
"The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (French: Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario) is an art museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America. Significant collections include the largest collection of Canadian art, an expansive body of works from the Renaissance and the Baroque eras, European art, African and Oceanic art, and a modern and contemporary collection."
Old City Hall
"Old City Hall, a showplace of history and exquisite craftsmanship, celebrated its centennial birthday in September 1999. During a week of festivities which included public tours, musical performances and the unveiling of a new time capsule, residents and visitors alike gained a new appreciation for this important city landmark."
Royal Ontario Museum
- if you're a fan world culture and natural history, this Toronto iconic building shouldn't be missed!
"The ROM is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. Explore special exhibitions, as well as the Museum’s permanent collections of dinosaurs, South Asian art and culture, gems and minerals, ancient Egyptian treasures, biodiversity, and much more."
- referred to as “Toronto's Flatiron", this is a historic building located at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario. It is named after George Gooderham, eldest son of William Gooderham, the founder of a successful distilling company.
"The red-brick Gooderham Building at 49 Wellington Street East is located at the confluence of Wellington Street East, Front Street East, and Church Street, in the St. Lawrence Market area. The present-day building is the second structure that has existed on this small triangular piece of land. The original building on the site was constructed in 1845, and was smaller than the one that exists there today, it having only three-storeys. It was a part of the Wellington Hotel on nearby Church Street, and was referred to as the Coffin Block as the land on which it was built was similar to that of a coffin. The odd shape occurred because the streets of the early-day town of York (Toronto) had been laid-out on a grid pattern, but the straight lines were slanted to accommodate the curve of the shoreline of Lake Ontario."
Chris Bateman of blogTO listed Union Station as 10 of the most important buildings in Toronto. He described it as:
"The busiest transportation hub in the country is also a National Historic Site of Canada. Completed in 1927 on land cleared by the city's second great fire, massive and imposing Beaux-Arts Union Station has been at the heart of Ontario's rail network for almost 90 years. Every GO rail line passes through its train shed, so too do Via Rail trains operating on the main line between Windsor and Quebec. A $800-million renovation that includes a new train shed and basement level is due to wrap up in 2015."
These buildings are truly a sight to behold. If you're planing to visit Toronto soon, be sure to check up on these sites! What are your top iconic buildings in Toronto, Ontario?