Where was The Handmaid's Tale filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations: The House in Gilead

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Welcome to the Republic of Gilead. The acclaimed Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale was filmed in and around Toronto. The studio work was done at the sets and soundstages of Cinespace Film Studios in the Canadian city.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the show features great filming locations with outstanding cinematography, thanks to the good work of Colin Watkinson and director Reed Morano.

Where is The Handmaids Tale filmed

In a near-future dystopia, the world has become a very polluted place to the point that most women are infertile. The social unrest led to the emergence of a new totalitarian regime, that rose in a territory that used to be part of the United States. A Christian puritan dictatorship was established and all the remaining fertile women came under the control of the state, to serve wealthy families.

The cast is headed by Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Invisible Man) as June Osborne. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Camelot) plays the powerful elite Commander Fred Waterford, and his wife Serena is performed by Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Stateless).

Congratulations. You’ve made it to the best guide to The Handmaid's Tale’s filming locations under his eye. Stay tuned for season four updates on this page!

Click here to go directly to the new Season 2, Season 3, or Season 4 locations. If you are looking for the Season 1 locations and the ones that are featured in the series from the beginning, just keep reading:

Handmaid's Tale Filming Location
We can recognize many Toronto landmarks while watching the series like City Hall, featured in the first episode. The executions from season 3 episode 7 were all staged here.

The scenes in a government building in Washington D.C. with Commander Waterford and Commander George Winslow were filmed in the Council Chambers lobby.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Main Street bridge Cambridge
The city of Cambridge (Ontario) is also a key location in The Handmaid's Tale. Several scenes were filmed in and around the Main Street bridge and the Presbyterian church.

In season one, June and Moira hide from the troops entering The Grand Cafe at 18 Queens Square. In addition, the large parade in season 3, episode 4 "God Bless the Child" was filmed here.
Image by Hulu - Map


Mill Race Park river location
Also in Cambridge, the Mill Race Park is the area next to the Grand River that has been featured in several episodes when Offred and Ofglen walk by the wall.
Image by Hulu - Map


Waterford house
The Waterfords' house is on a corner at Bay S and Aberdeen Street in Hamilton. Many scenes with the handmaids going for a walk were filmed in this neighborhood.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Handmaid's Tale Red Center
The Red Center (acronym of Rachel and Leah Re-Education Center) in the first season was filmed at St. Aidan's Anglican Church on Queen Street East and Silver Birch Avenue in Toronto.

The handmaids were trained and tortured by Aunt Lydia (played by Ann Dowd) in the basement gym of the memorial hall. They sleep in the barracks of the old auditorium.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Red Center courtyard
However, the scenes taking place in the Red Center's exterior were filmed in an interior courtyard at Wycliffe College, located in the central University of Toronto St. George Campus.

This location was also featured as the high school of the Locke and Key series.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Where was The Handmaid's Tale filmed
The impressive ceremony and meeting room, used in several episodes, was filmed at the Scottish Rite Club council chamber in Hamilton.

This is also one of The Boys filming locations featured in the Amazon series.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

June office
In the first episode, June works in an office building, the MetroCentre located across the street from the Ritz-Carlton and the CBC building at Wellington.

Another flashback scene was filmed at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


Church Hamilton
The church being torn down in the second episode, when Offred and Ofglen are taking a walk, was the James Street Baptist Church in Hamilton. There is a bit of CGI in this image, but the church was really in the process of partial demolition when filming took place.

The hospital is a combination of Lakeridge Health in Oshawa (exterior) and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto (interior).
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


Trial and execution scene
The courtroom from episode 3, "Late", was recorded in the City of Cambridge Council Chambers at 50 Dickson Street. The hanging scene was filmed across the street from the HSR MacNab Street Bus Terminal in Hamilton.

Also in the same episode, June and Moira go to a coffee shop called Bonjour Brioche, filmed at the junction of Queen St E and Degrassi St in Riverside, Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Cambridge City Hall / Bus Terminal / Bonjour Brioche


Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
The scene in the subway with June and Moira in episode 4, "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum", was shot at the Lower Bay Station (Pictured).

The flashback scene in a funfair was filmed at Brick by Brick Park in Oshawa. In episode 5, "Faithful", June and Luke meet for a coffee in Dark Horse Espresso Bar at 416 Front Street East.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Joey Schwartz - Maps: Subway station / Park / Bar


Banquet scene Fairmont Royal
The scene when the handmaids are lined up in episode S1E6, "A Woman's Place", was shot at Liuna Station on James Street N in Hamilton.

The banquet was held at the Ballroom of The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Also, the secret night out at Jezebel's in episode S1E8 was filmed in this hotel. The S1E6 flashback scene with Fred and Serena in a cinema was filmed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Liuna Station / Fairmont Royal York / Movie theatre


Shooting location Eyes headquarters
The Eyes' headquarters in S1E8, "Jezebels", is the Beanfield Centre at the Automotive Building, at the Exhibition Place in Toronto. It was also featured in S3E6.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


Handmaid's Tale house
The opulent Commander's Putnam mansion (episodes S1E9 and S3E4) is a private property located at 25 Park Lane Circle in Bridle Path, Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Old Mill Bridge
The Bridge in episode nine is the Old Mill Bridge over Humber River in Etienne Brule Park. This location also appears in American Gods and Ginny and Georgia.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Smuggling boat
The smuggling boat scene in episode seven, "The Other Side", was filmed at The Fishway near Hamilton.

We couldn't 100% confirm this, but the scenes where Lucas escapes into the woods look a lot like the Hermitage Conservation Area in Ancaster (Hamilton) or the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Coronation Park in Oakville
The stoning execution of the tenth episode, "Night", was shot at Coronation Park in Oakville.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


New Season 2 Locations

Season 2 location
Hamilton News reported that the set of the abandoned Boston's Fenway Park was built in the small Bernie Arbour Stadium at Mohawk Sports Park in Hamilton. The lighting towers and some bleachers of the baseball stadium were created via CGI.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Gilead location
The CCT Building and the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex of the University of Toronto Mississauga were used to film the college where Emily is teaching in S2E2, "Unwomen".

The scene from the same episode, when Emily and her partner try to fly out of Gilead, was shot at Terminal 1 of Pearson Airport in Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: UTM / Airport


Memorial park Allan Gardens
The memorial park that appears in several episodes is the Allan Gardens in Toronto. Many scenes set in Little America were done near The Esplanade St (Church in the City building, David B Archer Coop Inc).

Also, the place where June meets Omar in episode 3, "Baggage", is the Garden Court apartments building in Leaside.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Allan Gardens / Church in the City / Garden Court


The colonies
The Mad Max-esque domes in the colonies from episode five, "Seeds", were filmed at the Halton Biosolids Management Centre near Oakville.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


Serena conference
In S2E6, Serena tries to give a conference in a college hall at David Braley Health Sciences Centre at the McMaster University in Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


Where is The Red Center
The Vaughan City Hall doubled as the new indoctrination Red Center in episode six, "First Blood".
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Artscape Wychwood Barns
At the end of S2E7, "After", there is a scene with the handmaids filmed at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (Toronto).
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Gilead delegation
In S2E9, Gilead's delegation goes through University Ave in Toronto. The hotel where Serena and Fred stay in Toronto was made up of multiple locations: the bar (and it seems that the room too) is in the Ritz-Carlton at 181 Wellington St W.

The lobby featuring a floor with intricate patterns is from Hotel X on the Lake Ontario waterfront in Downtown (pictured). The exterior entrance driveway, where the protesters gather, is the Hilton Toronto at 145 Richmond St.
Images courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Ritz-Carlton /Hotel X / Hilton Hotel


The Last Ceremony
Also in episode 9, "Smart Power", the greenhouse is located at the Allan Gardens Conservatory in the Garden District of Toronto.
Images courtesy of Hulu - Map


The house in Gilead
The snowy mansion where June meets her daughter in S2E10, "The Last Ceremony", is off of Cruickston Park Ln in North Dumfries near Cambridge.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Under His Eye
The gloomy swimming pool from S2E11, "Holly", was shot in the Ivor Wynne Centre at the McMaster University in Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Commander Lawrence house
Commander Lawrence's house, where Emily is posted at the end of season two, is the historic Sunnyside mansion, located at 13 Main Street South in Saint George, Ontario.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Blessed be the fruit
The last scene of the second season was filmed in the tunnel under the 403, just past the Hidden Valley Park in Burlington.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

New Season 3 Locations

The Handmaid's Tale cinematography
S3E4, "God Bless the Child", opens with a ceremony with commanders, wives, and handmaids shot at Main Street Bridge and Queens Square in Cambridge.

The sequence where the handmaids go up the staircase was filmed at the Historic City Hall, located half a mile away from there. The interior of the church (pictured) was filmed at Trinity-St. Paul's Church in Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Church Season 3
The flashback scene of baby Hannah's baptism was filmed at the Trinity Anglican church on Blair Rd. in Cambridge. Also in the fourth episode, the house used for Emily's visit to Sylvia and Oliver is located at 451 Euclid Avenue in Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Church / House


The Carlu Eaton's Seventh Floor
In episode five, "Unknown Caller", Serena is invited to join a roundtable filmed at the Round Room of The Carlu Toronto (or Eaton's Seventh Floor), a historic event space that opened in 1930.

The waiting room is the Grand Foyer, located in the same building at 444 Yonge St. Serena's mother's house was filmed in The Beaches neighborhood.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: The Carlu / The Beaches


Season 3 Washington
Episode six, "Household", is one of the most spectacular of the series. The Washington Monument was transformed into a massive cross in the capital city of the Republic of Gilead. The statue of Abraham Lincoln had its top half blasted out of his after the CGI effects.

The production was able to get about one hundred extras dressed in red cloaks in the National Mall, but the remainder was digitally added to the scene.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Mavericks VFX - Map


Der Report der Magd drehorte
The busy station in Washington with multiple escalators from S3E6 was shot in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Loaves and Fishes shop
The Loaves and Fishes grocery store that appears in several episodes throughout the season is the old Denninger's shop in Burlington.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Bridge Hulu series
In S3E5, Luke goes over the Bridge of Light (Puente de Luz) in Toronto.

The bridge that June and Eleanor cross in S3E7, "Under His Eye", is the Glen Road pedestrian bridge between St. James Town and Rosedale, also in Toronto.
Images courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Bridge of Light / Glen Road


The Conservatory in Casa Loma
Also in episode S3E7, the Waterfords perform a tango dance under the stained-glass dome of The Conservatory in Casa Loma.

Aunt Lydia's diner date in the flashback scene of episode eight, "Unfit", takes place at the Sultan's Tent and Cafe Moroc. This French-Moroccan restaurant is located at 49 Front St East in Old Toronto.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Casa Loma / Sultan's Tent


Smart Power
The exterior of the hospital with four parallel red brick chimneys in S3E9, "Smart Power", is the Humber College's Lakeshore Campus.

This location was also featured in What We Do in the Shadows, Locke and Key, and in the 80s blockbuster hit Police Academy.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Gilead
The small theatre from episode S3E10, "Witness", is situated at the Mississauga Civic Centre.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Google Maps


International Tribunal for War Crimes
The International Tribunal for War Crimes center in Toronto is the modern Fort York Visitor Centre situated under the Gardiner Expressway.

The airport in Canada and the hangar from episode 13, "Mayday", were filmed at the Waterloo Region International Airport in Woolwich.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Fort York / Airport

New Season 4 Filming Locations

The Handmaid's Tale Farm
Mrs. Keyes's farmhouse (played by young actress Mckenna Grace) is the Scotsdale heritage farm in Georgetown.

This beautiful 531-acre property, bequeathed to Ontario Heritage Trust since 1982, includes an area with historic buildings and barns, rolling hayfields, and the Niagara Escarpment, a designated UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Season four scene
The fundraising event of the first episode of season four, "Pigs", was filmed at the Rock Garden Café in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Mayday safehouse
Atlas of Wonders has tracked down the location of the Jezebel's house where the military commander's party takes place in the second episode, "Nightshade". The Langdon Hall is a luxurious country house hotel and spa in Cambridge, Ontario. The glasshouse where June meets her Mayday contact, Daisy (played by Laura Vandervoort) is also located here.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

Scarborough College
The exterior shots of the Imperial Star Destroyer-esque detention center were created via CGI, but are inspired by the mid-60s Brutalist-style buildings of the University of Toronto at Scarborough. The tree-chimney tower is the heating plant of the iconic Andrews Building in the Humanities Wing.

The Maya pyramid-like staircase structure below on the side is the Science Wing. But scenes with actors were also filmed in this concrete monster. The glass cage where June's daughter, Hannah, is captive was shot at the Meeting Place hall (see lower pic, right).
Image courtesy of Hulu and Jeff Hitchcock - Map


June and Nick bridge
We immediately recognized the bridge where June and Nick meet in episode three, "The Crossing". The Wiley Bridge in Brampton was also featured in The Boys series.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Crossing the train tracks
Thanks to this report from Welland Tribune, Atlas of Wonders discovered that the dramatic final scene of the third episode and the Illinois International Port silos from episode four were filmed at the Ceres Global Ag’s Port Colborne terminal (formerly known as Robin Hood). The film crews used the rail line leading into the facility on the west bank of the Welland Canal.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


The Handmaids Tale Chicago
The ravaged streets of Chicago in episode four, "Milk", were filmed on Barton Street East west of Ottawa Street North in Hamilton. As you can see, the city's skyline was CGI'd into the background.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


The Handmaids Tale Chicago
In episode five, "Chicago", Aunt Lydia is enjoying her retirement in the Red Center. This scene was filmed at the library of the Wycliffe College in Toronto. The courtyard where the handmaids are trained is also located here (see the season 1 section further up in this article).

The scene where Nick summons the Marthas in the alley was filmed on Ching Lane in downtown Toronto, near Yonge and Adelaide.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Red Center / Alley


Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
The market with the dinosaurs was filmed at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex on the Exhibition grounds, in the interior dome between the Centennial and Renaissance rooms.

The airstrike scenes in Chicago were filmed in Brantford. The deserted checkpoint was situated on Queen Street and Dalhousie Street.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Market / Check point


Commission for Emergency Relief Aid
According to Handmaid’s Daily, some scenes with the CERA boat (Commission for Emergency Relief Aid) from episode six, "Vows", were filmed at Whitby Harbour.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


June and Luke house
Some of the flashback scenes of the times when June and Luke were planning to live together were filmed in an apartment building located at 100 Charlton Avenue West in Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

June requests asylum in Canada
The hotel where June stays in episode seven, "Home", is the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, already featured in a couple of episodes of the first season as locations in Gilead.

The grocery store where June has the flashbacks and a panic attack is likely the one where filming was spotted in January 2021, Longo's Applewood at 1125 North Service Road in Mississauga.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Hotel / Supermarket


Brampton Library Gore Meadows Branch
In episode eight, "Testimony", the therapy group meetings take place at Brampton Library - Gore Meadows Branch.
Thank you Lucinda for your help finding this one! - Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


The Handmaid's Tale court room
The Waterfords trial at the International Criminal Court was filmed in the rotunda conference area at the University of Toronto Mississauga's Kaneff Centre.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Rockwood Academy heritage building
In episode 9, "Progress", June and Nick meet in a large snowed house. This scene was filmed at the Rockwood Academy heritage building founded in 1850 in the village of Rockwood, just east of Guelph.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map


Hutch’s on the Beach Burlington
The Provincial Court of Law where June makes her statement in season finale, "The Wilderness", is The Globe and Mail Centre at 351 King St E in Toronto.

The diner where June and Mark Tuello (played by Sam Jaeger) meet Commander Joseph Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) was filmed at Hutch’s on the Beach in Hamilton (pictured).
Image courtesy of Hulu - Maps: Courthouse - Diner


The Wilderness bridge
The metallic bridge on the border is the historical Conestogo Bridge, constructed in 1886.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

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96 comments:

1- Anonymous - April 26, 2017 at 5:42 PM
The scene pictured was shot at Coronation Park in Oakville:
https://goo.gl/maps/Dnnmvf1jjR9qPYP59

And the exteriors for the Commander's house are filmed in Hamilton, at Bay and Aberdeen: https://goo.gl/maps/mTVQMD6QvhKREmjy8

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      2- Ra Moon - April 26, 2017 at 7:01 PM
      Amazing, thank you!

3- Anonymous - October 15, 2019 at 3:42 AM
No improvement is needed! The only mistake I think I saw was that the baby being baptized was actually Hannah, not Nikole. This is wonderful and so educational and I was quite curious! Thank you so much for ponting out all the landmarks in context! So very much appreciated!

4- Lalalala - May 3, 2017 at 6:50 AM
The red center is in the old King George School on Gage street in Hamilton.

5- Anonymous - May 4, 2017 at 8:33 PM
The jogging/coffee shop scene takes place at Queen and Degrassi.

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      6- Ra Moon - May 5, 2017 at 10:56 AM
      Cool, updated!

7- Darren - July 15, 2019 at 5:39 PM
The business itself is Bonjour Brioche.

8- E - May 6, 2017 at 1:08 AM
The Commander's house is specifically 105 Aberdeen.

9- Anonymous - May 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM
They filmed some scenes on Park Lane Circle in Toronto. That's in the bridle path. Not sure about the scene but I work there.

10- Jaylynn - May 7, 2017 at 6:01 AM
The scene in Birth Day when Offred and Ofglen are walking and people stop to grab a man on the street is Jackson St. and James St. South in Hamilton. The church being torn down is St. James Street Baptist Church in Hamilton.

11- Lalalala - May 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM
Yes, James st baptist not graceworks.

12- Yonyohnson - May 7, 2017 at 7:01 PM
The courtroom was Perth Hall at Western in London, Ontario

13- Anonymous - May 22, 2017 at 2:33 AM
The courtroom is actually the City of Cambridge Council Chambers at 50 Dickson Street.

14- Dipity - May 8, 2017 at 6:50 AM
Hi,
The Main Street Bridge in Cambridge, Ontario is featured when June, Moira, and the other protesters are raided by the troops. The coffee shop they flee to is called The Grand Cafe https://www.grandcafe.ca/slideshow - The cinematographer makes Cambridge look so beautiful, in stark contrast to the horror of the political situation.

15- Arbron - May 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM
The hospital in the second episode is a combination of Lakeridge Health in Oshawa (outside) and Bridgepoint Health in Toronto (inside). The inside of the offices from the third episodes at in the Ernst & Young Tower at Bay and Wellington.

16- Anonymous - May 12, 2017 at 1:10 AM
Thanks for this post! In ep 5, where were June and Luke meeting for coffee?

17- Arbron - May 14, 2017 at 5:24 PM
The coffee shop is Dark Horse Espresso Bar at 416 Front Street East.

18- Julie - May 22, 2017 at 7:16 PM
Where is the banquet in episode 6 shot? Is it King Eddy?

19- Anonymous - May 27, 2017 at 2:02 PM
I'm fairly certain most of that was the Royal York:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ballroom_at_Royal_York.jpg

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      20- Ra Moon - May 27, 2017 at 5:44 PM
      Thanks, updated!

21- Anonymous - July 1, 2017 at 9:14 AM
Where the handmaids are lined up ready to go inside the banquet is shot at Liuna Station on James Street N in Hamilton.

22- Arbron - May 29, 2017 at 8:36 PM
The place where they catch the boat is at The Fishway near Hamilton.

Little America at the end is David Crombie Park (with a fake CN Tower).

Does anyone recognize the church, abandoned town, or offices at the end?

23- Chance Mastergate - May 31, 2017 at 3:18 PM
The scene where Lucas escapes into the woods looks a lot like the Hermitage Conservation Area in Ancaster.

24- Anonymous - August 23, 2019 at 2:15 PM
Yes! have been searching to find out if that is the location... we hike in the Dundas Valley Conservation often and recognized the large moss-covered rocks. Trying to figure out exactly where in the woods it was filmed though.

25- Anonymous - June 1, 2017 at 7:46 PM
Where is the wall where they showed the people who were hanged?

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      26- Ra Moon - June 2, 2017 at 7:47 AM
      At the Mill Race Park in Cambridge, near the river.

27- Anonymous - June 1, 2017 at 7:57 PM
The headquarters of the eyes looks like the Automotive Building at the CNE grounds.

28- Arbron - June 5, 2017 at 9:26 AM
The diner is Ted's Restaurant in Scarborough and Jezebels is once again the Royal York. The Putnam house is at 25 Park Lane Circle. The bridge is Old Mill Road Bridge.

29- Anonymous - June 11, 2017 at 5:51 PM
The hanging scene in Episode 3 was at/across from the MacNab Transit Terminal in Hamilton: https://goo.gl/maps/6B4LfdEYvTR2

30- Anonymous - June 13, 2017 at 12:53 PM
Beanfield Centre is located at Exhibition Place https://www.explace.on.ca/venues - the CNE is an annual event that happens on the Exhibition Place grounds.

31- Arbron - June 16, 2017 at 3:34 PM
The council chamber is the Scottish Rite in Hamilton (the one in the big picture at the top of the page).

32- Lauren - June 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM
The scene in episode 10 with the song "Feeling Good" was filmed on Bay Street S between Inglewood Drive and Charlton Ave in Hamilton.

33- Koreografen - June 30, 2017 at 11:57 AM
I thought part of the banquet scene, before dinner, where the handmaids are lined up, and some scenes at the elevator were Senate House in London? But I guess I am not correct. Was everything shot in Canada?

34- Anonymous - September 22, 2017 at 4:53 AM
In episode 9, when Janine goes to OfDaniel's house, the house is located at 51 Aberdeen in Hamilton.

35- Matt Law - December 1, 2017 at 12:46 PM
When Luke was escaping in EP 7 the roads and woodland were shot around Crooks Hollow Road in Greensville just outside Dundas.

36- Anonymous - August 23, 2019 at 2:17 PM
So not the Dundas Valley Conservation?

37- Anonymous - February
The City of Cambridge developed a really cool map of all the locations used in Handmaid's Tale. Will be updated with Season 2 locations as they air:
https://cityofcambridge.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=cdc3cfc4f3e942598a50281ba1b71b73

They also have one for all the projects filmed in Cambridge:

https://cityofcambridge.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=9c95090c8eb54736a24719c03153d2ca

38- Loretta - June 15, 2018 at 10:23 PM
Love it!

39- Anonymous - April 25, 2018 at 8:26 AM
The university where Emily teaches was shot at the CCIT Building at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

40- Insanemisha - April 27, 2018 at 4:01 PM
The gym in the school where Offred ate in the season 2 episode 1 or 2 looked so familiar. But I need to know where is it filmed. Thanks in advance.

41- Joan d'Arc - June 14, 2018 at 4:26 PM
The red center is a church on the beaches in s1, St. Aidan's. I think it's safe to assume it's the same in s2.

42- Earth2Jasmine - April 29, 2018 at 7:23 PM
The school that Emily taught at was shot in one building, the CCT Building at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

43- Anonymous - May 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM
My mom works at the hamilton spectator. They were filming for season 2 there for a while. In the 2nd and 3rd episode, you can recognize areas of it when you are watching if you know the space and it looks like when they pull out of the location at the beginning of episode 3, it looks like the loading docks on the frid street side of it.

44- Darren - May 19, 2018 at 6:59 PM
S2:E2 - The scenes where the lesbian couple (can't remember their names) is trying to fly out of Gilead were shot at Terminal 1 of Pearson Airport in Toronto.
S2:E3 - The scene early where Moira is running in a snowy park is Allan Gardens, Toronto. (I walked by when they were setting this up and the "little America" flags gave away it was for Handmaid's Tale).

45- Darren - July 28, 2018 at 2:57 PM
No update? On reflection, I might be wrong about Pearson but S2:E3 was definitely the Allan Gardens Conservatory (when you live three blocks away and see the set with "Little America" flags, nooses hanging from trees, and "missing persons" photos, it's hard to be mistaken).

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/gardens-and-horticulture/conservatories/allan-gardens-conservatory/

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      46- Ra Moon - July 28, 2018 at 4:33 PM
      Sorry Darren and thanks again, we missed your comment! It is updated now :)

47- Darren - July 15, 2019 at 5:44 PM
Glad to help and thanks for the great work!
We suspect that Aunt Lydia's flashback/"dinner date" scene in S3:E8 was filmed in Sultan's Tent/Berber Lounge on Front Street.

48- Anonymous - May 23, 2018 at 3:49 PM
The last image on your site (the new Rachel and Leah Center) from episode 2.06 is Vaughan City Hall in Vaughan (2141 Major MacKenzie Dr. W, Maple).

49- Anonymous - May 30, 2018 at 6:08 PM
The last photo above is a biosolids place in Milton... the domes. Follow the driveway off of 25 near Unnamed Road, Oakville, ON: https://goo.gl/maps/WWT9zmRVJpx

50- Kdub - May 31, 2018 at 3:29 AM
I think that the final image is the Highland Creek water filtration plant.

https://goo.gl/maps/qjV4mocmeAt

51- Mandi - June 21, 2018 at 4:58 AM
The greenhouse visited in "Toronto" S2 E9 is the greenhouse at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario.

52- Anonymous - March 11, 2019 at 10:14 AM
No, it really isn't. It's Allan Gardens. They look nothing alike. RBG is mainly outdoors and does not have a domed conservatory like Allan does.

53- Anonymous - June 22, 2018 at 7:02 PM
S2E10: The mansion where June meets Hannah is off of Cruickston Park Ln, near Cambridge ON. (There's not a good view on Google Maps).

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      54- Ra Moon - June 22, 2018 at 11:56 PM
      Thanks a lot, this was a difficult location to find!

55- Marketing Guru - June 25, 2018 at 11:44 PM
The mansion where June meets Hannah is called Cruickston Park. It has been the backdrop for a lot of Hollywood movies. Such as Cold Creek Manor, RED, Bitten, Hero's Reborn, Murdoch Mysteries, etc. There is a lot of history with this property. Here is a rare look inside and the family that lives there. https://www.cbc.ca/life/video/step-inside-a-restored-elizabethan-manor-with-30-ft-ceilings-and-a-baby-goat-1.4681449 For more history Google Cruickston Park. It is gorgeous! Cheers!

56- Anonymous - June 29, 2018 at 2:27 PM
S2E9, the green house was shot in Allan Gardens too.

57- Anonymous - July 4, 2018 at 6:17 PM
S2E12. The scene in the pool was shot at the McMaster University pool in Hamilton ON: https://rec.mcmaster.ca/facilities/pool

58- Anonymous - July 7, 2018 at 12:42 PM
The building where Serena makes her speech is also inside the David Braley center (McMaster ) and she is shot outside (as you have noted here).

59- iHal - July 10, 2018 at 6:35 PM
The jogging scene past the vigil in the park in Toronto is Allen Gardens, as I remember seeing the set up when walking my dog in the winter there when the crew took over the park, and I am fairly certain the greenhouse scene in S2E9 (Where they go to Toronto) is at the Conservatory in Allen Gardens.

60- John - July 18, 2018 at 1:38 PM
The final scene of the finale is in Burlington, just past Hidden Valley Park, in the tunnel under the 403.

61- Anonymous - September 12, 2018 at 5:37 PM
The hotel Serena and Fred stay at in Toronto is made up of multiple locations. The lobby bar, where Serena meets Mark Tuello, the CIA agent, is the Ritz-Carlton Toronto's DEQ Lounge. The lobby of the hotel, seen in multiple scenes, is the lobby of Hotel X Toronto. The exterior entrance driveway, where Luke and the other protestors gather, is the Hilton Toronto, at 145 Richmond St. The "Hilton" signage is all covered with prop signs for the fictional "Broderick Hotel." Interestingly, the Hilton is also easily visible in the establishing shot of Toronto, as Serena and Fred's limo drives up University Avenue, and the huge "Hilton" name on top is clearly visible in the shot.

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      62- Anonymous - March 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM
      Almost certain the room Fred and Serena stay in is at the Ritz as well.

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      63- Maiingan - May 3, 2019 at 2:52 PM
      I thought the outside was the Hilton. It looked so familiar. I stayed there this past December.

64- Anonymous - September 12, 2018 at 6:04 PM
The greenhouse that Serena visits in Toronto in S2 E9 is not The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. There is no domed greenhouse there. It is the Allan Gardens Conservatory in downtown Toronto.

65- Anne - January 3, 2019 at 6:48 PM
The scene when June gets on the train while trying to escape to Canada is filmed on the UP train that operates between the airport and Union Station in Toronto. You can even see the "UP" logo on the headrests.

66- Anonymous - June 16, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Season 3 (so far) grocery store scene is at the Old empty Denninger's in Burlington, south of prospect on Guelph line. Saw them filming a few months ago.

67- SayBlade - June 23, 2019 at 7:24 PM
The Red Centre where the handmaids were trained and tortured in the basement, and the handmaids' barracks in the auditorium, in the first season, were filmed at Church of St. Aiden Anglican Church on Queen Street East at Silver Birch Avenue in Toronto.

68- Anonymous - June 27, 2019 at 6:06 PM
Serenas mother's house was filmed on the beaches of Toronto. I love my city!

69- Michael - July 7, 2019 at 12:31 AM
The bridge June and Eleanor Lawrence cross to reach Brookline in S03E07 is the Glen Road pedestrian bridge (in Toronto): https://goo.gl/maps/2eJhkdEXwTJtiKEAA

70- Anonymous - July 7, 2019 at 1:22 AM
The house used for Emily's visit to Sylvia and Oliver appears to be 451 Euclid Avenue in Toronto. (S03E04)

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      71- Ra Moon - July 7, 2019 at 12:24 PM
      Many thanks for all your comments, we updated the post with all your suggestions!

72- Anonymous - July 13, 2019 at 9:03 PM
The Waterfords dance the tango in Casa Loma.

73- Anonymous - July 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM
This is casa loma - The location of the season 3 episode 7 ball attended by the Waterfords: https://ericcheng.ca/casa-loma-engagement-wedding-photos/

74- Anonymous - August 2, 2019 at 1:13 PM
The photo with handmaids in the "band-shell" structure, with skyscrapers in the background, is located at the Mississauga Civic Centre.

75- Anonymous - August 16, 2019 at 9:13 AM
In s3 e11 'Liars', Commander Waterford allows Serena to drive the convertible car on this road (South direction) 43.246416, -80.212079 Harrisburg Rd, Troy, ON L0R 2B0, Canada.

76- Britbloke - August 26, 2019 at 8:18 AM
Thanks for this! Watching S3 E13 I was sure the hangar used was the one at Waterloo airport. Your link confirmed it!

77- Anonymous - May 6, 2020 at 9:36 AM
Season 3Ep5. The conference/roundtable where Serena is invited to join at the beginning of the episode is the Carlu in Toronto at Younge and Bloor.

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      78- Anonymous - May 7, 2020 at 9:17 AM
      Pardon me - Younge and College

79- Anonymous - September 7, 2020 at 2:08 AM
Season 3 Ep 12 and 13 - The jail where Fred and Serena are kept in Toronto is the Fort York Visitor Centre.

80- DL - January 3, 2021 at 11:09 AM
I'm looking for info on the Brantford locations - rumor has it that a house I lived in as a child was used in episode 3. Large 3 story white house with a cupola - in the county near the Grand River.

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      81- Luna - June 15, 2021 at 10:11 AM
      The house is 42 Oxbow Road in Brantford, though I'm not sure which scenes were filmed there.

82- Anonymous - February 9, 2021 at 5:06 PM
In S3 the scene where June walks outside dressed as a Martha is filmed at St Lawrence Market in Toronto. I was across the street watching them :) also, many of the Little America scenes were done on Esplanade st in Toronto in and around David B Archer Co-op. One of the refugee offices was in Church in the City building also on Esplanade.

83- Anonymous - April 2, 2021 at 12:38 PM
S2 E3 also has the shot of the building complex at Garden Court on Bayview Avenue in Toronto. And the ride on the train is the Union Pearson Express - looks like the station platform was Bloor St station.

84- Sarah - April 30, 2021 at 11:04 AM
Mrs. Keyes farm is Scotsdale farm in Georgetown, I know they were filming scenes up the last spring.

85- Anonymous - April 30, 2021 at 11:05 AM
The fundraising event of the first episode of season four, "Pigs", is the Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden Café on York Boulevard in Hamilton.

86- Anonymous - May 4, 2021 at 3:29 PM
Season 4: Where June is brought to Aunt Lydia to be tortured is at the Andrews Building in Toronto.

87- Anonymous - May 5, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Some parts of season 4 were filmed in Rockwood Ontario. Just not sure which or where exactly, however film crews were spotted by local residents. There were also scenes filmed in Heart Lake conservation in Brampton, Ontario.

88- Anonymous - May 5, 2021 at 5:57 PM
The scene showing war-torn Chicago in 'Milk' was filmed on Barton Street west of Ottawa Street in Hamilton.

89- Nahid - February
S4E5 - The scene with the dinosaur bones where Janine trades for the Cubs hat was filmed at the Liberty Grand (on the Exhibition grounds) in the dome between the Centennial and Renaissance rooms: https://images.app.goo.gl/hsM7QpawhZcfCr5y6

90- Jazz Webb - May 18, 2021 at 7:52 PM
They just finished filming in Tottenham a few months ago. There were there for 7 days.

91- Dan Crawford - May 21, 2021 at 5:41 PM
In the next episode titled Chicago, scenes were shot in Brantford just off Colborne street and when they are running from the airstrike that was Queen St Brantford. It was shot on November 15th of 2020.

92- Anonymous - May 31, 2021 at 4:12 PM
The hotel June is taken to after arriving in Canada in Ep 7 is The Royal York (Fairmont). The hotel room they stay in appears to be one of the Gold suites with a few cosmetic changes.

The Longo's grocery store where June has the flashbacks/panic attack is likely this one where filming was spotted in January. https://twitter.com/tofilming_em/status/1352769247550840832

93- Anonymous - June 3, 2021 at 8:41 AM
Season 4 Episode 8: the courtroom was filmed in the University of Toronto Mississauga's Kaneff building.

https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/hospitality/conference-events-services/meeting-facilities/kaneffinnovation-complex

94- PetuniaCat - June 15, 2021 at 1:11 AM
The place in the flashback where June and Luke are moving in together is a small apartment building, not a house. Although it is only three blocks north of the ‘Wexford mansion’. The Wexford house has been done up and no longer has the metal fence or the little garage. There’s a new flower bed and doesn’t look spooky anymore.

95- Jennifer Lucking - June 16, 2021 at 11:16 PM
The 4th season finale - the diner where June meets Commander Lawrence is Hutch’s on the Beach in Hamilton. The office building where June records her statement is The Globe and Mail Centre on King St E in Toronto.

96- Anonymous - June 22, 2021 at 22:19 PM
4x09: June and Nick's meeting was filmed at the Rockwood Academy heritage building near K-W. Correction -- I think it was near Guelph, not K-W!


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