The Umbrella Academy Filming Locations: The house and the city where the Netflix series is filmed

Where is The Umbrella Academy filmed
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The Umbrella Academy is one of the most anticipated series of the year. The Netflix production is an adaptation for television by Steve Blackman of the popular comic book of the same name by Gerard Way (the singer of the rock band My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

The story revolves around the seven members of a dysfunctional adopted family of super-powered kids, raised by an peculiar millionaire. After the mysterious death of their mentor, the group has to team up to resolve what happened to him, and do what everybody is expecting from a squad of superheroes: to save the world from imminent destruction.

The cast includes Ellen Page as The White Violin (Juno, Inception), Tom Hopper plays the strong Spaceboy (Game of Thrones), Robert Sheehan is the psychic drug addict The Séance (Misfits, Mortal Engines), The Rumor is a manipulative liar interpreted by Emmy Raver-Lampman (Hamilton), the troublemaker The Kraken is performed by David Castañeda (Sicario 2), and Aidan Gallagher completes the gang as the time-traveler The Boy.

The Umbrella Academy was filmed in and around Toronto and Hamilton (Ontario, Canada). We have exclusive information about the filming locations of the series, and we will be updating this spoiler-free report with more details soon.

Where is The Umbrella Academy filmed?

The Umbrella Academy Location
The entrance to the Umbrella Academy house, the old mansion of Sir Reginald Hargreeves alias The Monocle, is a building located at 4 King St E in Hamilton.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map




The Umbrella Academy House
In this aerial view of the block of houses where the The Umbrella Academy family used to live, we can compare the work of the CGI team with the image below extracted from Google Maps. The courtyard shown in the funeral scene (the very first image of this report) is the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto. However, most of the interiors of the house seem to have been filmed in a studio. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Umbrella Academy filming location
Also in Hamilton, the scene of the bank robbery with the young kids was filmed in the new Canadian National Railway Station at 360 James St. N. Image courtesy of Netflix and Saforrest - Map


Where is The Umbrella Academy set
Most of the series is filmed in Toronto, although the filmmakers are somehow hiding Ontario's capital. The skyline of the city where The Umbrella Academy is set has been photoshopped. This scene from episode one, filmed in The Port Lands (Toronto Harbour-Pier 35), includes several new skyscrapers crowned by striking lights, but no sign of the CN Tower. Image courtesy of Netflix and Timothy Neesam - Map


Umbrella Academy film location
Have you seen the new Griddy's Doughnuts place? The crew refurbished an old cafe at 1187 Queen St West, to film this cool quick service restaurant. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The Umbrella Academy drehort
The Icarus Theater is an amalgam of locations. In the first and last episodes, Vanya plays the violin in the Elgin Theatre at 189 Yonge Street. However, the exterior in episode 4 was filmed in the Massey Hall in Victoria St (pictured in the next image below). Both locations were also featured in Guillermo del Toro's 2017 movie The Shape of Water. Image courtesy of Netflix and Amanda N Sherrington - Elgin Theatre Map


The Umbrella Academy shooting location
The organ hall where Vanya goes for rehearsal with the orchestra is the Mazzoleni Concert Hall of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Below, a screenshot of the Massey Hall from episode 4.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Mazzoleni Hall Map / Massey Hall Map


Umbrella Academy town
Vanya's apartment exterior is located in Queen St E. Filming notifications posted around the city informed that further filming took place in Little Portugal area and in Cube Night Club at 314 Queen Street West (episode 7th).
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps




Where is The Umbrella Academy set
The Soviet swimming pool scene from the first episode was filmed at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre in Toronto. The Pawn Shop is located in King St E in Hamilton. Also the department store scenes were filmed at the Treasure Hunt shop in Waterdown, just outside of Hamilton. Images courtesy of Netflix - Swimming pool Map / Shop Map


Umbrella Academy filming in Toronto
The Meritech prosthetics building is the Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories of the University of Toronto.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Umbrella Academy Locations
The mechanic's workshop from episode 2 is located at 146 Ossington Avenue. The Queens Mini Mart from episode 3 is a convenience shop at 1666 Queen St W (both in Toronto).
Images courtesy of Netflix - Workshop Map - Supermarket Map


Umbrella Academy Set
The Vietnam Veterans of Foreign Wars place where Klaus and Diego stop by in episode 5 is the Moose Lodge at 3753 Lake Shore Blvd W. The restaurant where Vanya and Leonard have coffee in the same episode is the East Thirty-Six bar at 36 Wellington St E, also in Toronto. Images courtesy of Netflix - Lodge Map - Bar Map


Umbrella Academy film locations
The meeting with the Handler in a countryside road at the end of episode 5 is near Dyment's Market in Fallsview Rd E, Hamilton. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Umbrella Academy astronomical observatory
The Temps Aeternalis organization headquarters, runned by The Handler, is the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Donde se rodó Umbrella Academy
The Lillian H. Smith Library in Toronto doubles as the Argyle Public Library. The park where Luther and Allison dance in episode 6 is located in the Allan Gardens. Images courtesy of Netflix - Library Map / Allan Gardens Map


Umbrella Academy cabin
Leonard's cabin in the woods is the same location used in Netflix's Polar movie, filmed somewhere outside Toronto. Image courtesy of Netflix


Umbrella Academy town
The Rain Quail Bed and Breakfast where Hazel and Agnes go in episode 8 is the Rosebud Motel from Schitt's Creek series, at 308351 Hockley Rd in Orangeville. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Where is Umbrella Academy being filmed
The Victorian vintage scenes from episode 10 were filmed in the historic industrial complex Cotton Factory in Hamilton. The buildings in the background and sections of the street were added using CGI in post-production.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Aidan Hennebry - Map


Umbrella Academy City
Screenshot of an action scene from the last episode filmed at Bay St, with the distinctive Toronto Old City Hall clock tower. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of The Umbrella Academy?
To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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Finally, if you are enjoying the series as much as we do, here are some items you may like: the show's soundtrack, one of the original comic books, a cool figure set or even the academy's patch:

   


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  1. I think the courtyard shown in the funeral scene (at the top of your page) is the Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto

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  2. The cabin in Ep 8 is also used in the movie Polar.

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    1. Just googled to see if anyone else had spotted it!!! 😀😀 I suppose Netflix needs to keep production costs down!! 😎

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    2. Thanks guys, definitely it is the same house (it was also used in Hannibal series season 3), but we don't know its exact location.

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  3. The Queen's Mini Mart in Episode 3 is located at 1666 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B2

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/Tfmth

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  4. The Pawn Shop is located next door to Sparkle Northern Chinese Cuisine
    165 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/hKahx

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  5. The legion klaus goes to is located across from long branch GO station on lakeshore rd

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  6. Meritech is the Lash Miller building at the University of Toronto. Also many of the scenes shot during the scenes where Five is in that van are shot around University of Toronto's downtown campus

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  7. Is the interior of the house the same set used in the haunting of hill house and alterd carbon?

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    1. No because The Haunting of Hill House was filmed in Atlanta and I Altered Carbon in Vancouver. But at first I thought the same because of the movements of the camera and the way some sequences are filmed.

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  8. The interior shots of the offices the time people work at are in Casa Loma and one of the locations Vanya goes for her ? audition or rehearsal I can't remember, is Brookfield Plaza across from Union.

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  9. last episode 10 in the series, looks like Distillery district in Toronto

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    1. Could be the Distillery District but it also looks like some pick-up work was done at The Imperial Cotton Company in Hamilton (270 Sherman Ave N.) as well. TICC has buildings of similar Victorian vintage and is very popular with location scouts because it's out of the way and less expensive to shoot at than busy Toronto places like the Distillery District.

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    2. Thanks Robert, definitely it's the Cotton Factory and not the Distillery District; Both places share the same Victorian architectonic style.

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  10. I'm trying to pinpoint the restaurant in Episode 4... I could swear I've been there before!

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  11. Last photo is Dyments Market in Hamilton

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  12. I think the motel in episode 8 is the same one from the Schitt's Creek series.

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  13. Looks like East Thirty Six on Wellington St E

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  14. The opening pool scene looks like the Wallace Emerson community centre at Dupont and Dufferin.

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  15. Pretty sure the greenhouse where Allison and Luther sit in episode 6 is Allan Gardens

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    1. Thanks to you all for the comments, updated!

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  16. And do u have some information about the interior rooms of the academy? Im rrally interested in the living room <3

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  17. the department store scenes were filmed at the former target/now treasure hunt store in waterdown, just outside of hamilton!

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  18. The front of the house, in Hamilton used to be the Embassy nightclub for many many years. When still operating as a nightclub, the back portion caught fire and ceased to operate. Prior to that, it was a bank if I recall. The gates are portable and the concrete pylons they are attached to do not exist on the actual building. The door, exterior lights, and shrubbery were also added or changed. As of this date, some of the other storefronts are real, Red Church for example. If you drove by it now, it's very easy to pick out as the door is bright blue, as where it was wood and glass in the show and solid wood when it operated as a nightclub. It looks like there's something going on inside. There are some scenes in the show (police station interior, parts of the house interior) which look like they could be inside the same building, or at least drew inspiration from the original architecture of the building, particularly the wrap around balcony.

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    1. Very interesting, let's see if we can find out more about this!

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  19. i literally live 3 min away from david dunlop observatory oh my god!

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  20. The back alley where the dumpster diving happened is off of Leader Lane and Wellington E, right behind the East Thirty-Six that you've already mentioned.

    The small town in Polar is Orono, Ontario (near Clarington).
    Note the Antique Shop here is the same one: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.9770274,-78.6172653,3a,75y,59.31h,93.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJMGkLvZX7EoXiRvUBIVQBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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  21. The scene where 5 is in the car with a knife to the neck of the guy from Meritech, is at the corner of Lower Church st and Esplanade, the same street Titans blew up that car on (closer to the Front St E. corner), the same corner the outside shooting location of the nightclub robin's old friend works as a bodyguard at.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.6475874,-79.3734356,3a,75y,162.55h,85.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stHds0TbAaB6KpZn1Mt9k9A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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  22. I talked to people filming at Holy Cross Priory on High Park Ave. I haven't watched the show yet, so I don't know when it appears.

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  23. I think that the motel where Hazel and Cha Cha stay is the 400 Motel at 89 & 400. Same place was used in Titans.

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    1. I believe it's actually the Avenue motel in mississauga

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  24. Episode 5 when Klaus returns from the past, the bus ride and when he he gets off and destroys the suitcase are Toronto, Junction area, Dundas West. https://goo.gl/maps/Y5rxzcsAPYq

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    1. Can confirm. You can also see the reflection of Junction Car Wash at 3196 Dundas St. W. in the bus window during one of Klaus's bus ride scenes.

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  25. The bank robbery scene was filmed at Liuna Station (a banquet hall/convention centre), which is across the street from the new railway station

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  26. In your list of characters, Diego was left out.

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  27. Pretty sure the auto garage used in episode 2 and/or 3 was the old S&S Motors location on Queen St E, Toronto

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  28. I just finished watching umbrella academy and the bowling alley looks alot like Richmond Hill Pro Bowl. I bowl There all the time

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  29. We watch Schitt's Creek, and instantly recognized the "Rosebud Motel". It's the "Rain Quail", in the Umbrella Academy. It looked like the fight scene was shot in the upstairs, judging from the shape of the room.
    We are fans of both shows.

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  30. For what it's worth, the sykscraper in the background of exterior shot of the autobody place was photoshopped in-- it's the Ally Detroit Center in downtown Detroit...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ally_Detroit_Center

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  31. Klaus gets his shave from Reginald at Nite Owl barbers, 1695 Dundas West

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  32. The shots of Number 5 walking/cycling along the road with Deloros over the years at the start of episode 5 are shot on the Indian Line rail crossing in Claireville.
    https://torontoist.com/2008/05/old_indian_line/

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  33. The bookstore where Vanya reads from her autobiography is located at 914 Queen St. East in Leslieville. https://maps.app.goo.gl/b5grm

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  34. Leonard's Imperial Woodwares antique shop is actually 1698 Queen Antiques located at . . . you guessed it 1698 Queen St. West. https://maps.app.goo.gl/xyA1Q

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  35. Aren't Polar & Ubrella Academy both from Dark Horse Comics? Well Polars graphic Novel any way.

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  36. The bowling alley is Richmond HIll Pro Bowl located at 0593 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3C5

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  37. Cha-Cha gets run down by Hazel on Simcoe Street in Toronto just north from Elephant and Castle at King Street West.

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