The real city locations where The Boys series is filmed

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The Boys brings a very different and darker approach to the world of superheroes, compared to Marvel and DC's universes. As if they were the corrupted counterpart of the Avengers, a selected team of top superheros -The Seven- is controlled by a corporation that manages their services as a business, looking for profit and fame. A group of misfits with no powers called The Boys will try to expose and stop them.

The show is based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the cast is lead by Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Antony Starr (John/Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Annie/Starlight) and Tomer Kapon (Frenchie).

The Boys is set in New York (as we can see from many of the establishing shots of the city), but it was mainly filmed in Toronto. These are the spoiler-free filming locations that we've found so far from this awesome web television series:

Where is The Boys filmed?

Seven Tower location
The powerful Vought International headquarters is actually the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto's entertainment district. The building's structure was digitally altered and extended to become the Seven Tower. Also some interiors and the company's parties were filmed there.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Where was The Boys filmed
Hughie's electronics store in Brooklyn is located at 871 O'Connor Dr in East York (Toronto). The opening scene from the first episode with Homelander was shot on Catherine St in Hamilton. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


The Boys Toronto
Also in the first episode, Billy and Hughie are walking in a heavily CGIed Yonge-Dundas Square, doubling as New York's Times Square. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


Restaurant location Etobicoke
In episode 2, the guys take Translucent to a restaurant located at 1045 The Queensway in Etobicoke.
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The Boys film location
In episode 3, the scene where Homelander and Queen Maeve intervene to stop the sniper was shot at the Royal Bank Plaza in Wellington St W. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


shooting location stadium
A-Train's race with Shockwave takes place at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field stadium.
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where is the boys filmed
In episode 4 there is a scene that starts in Baldwin St in Kensington Market. Then the boys find the Triad hideout in a Chinese grocery store that is actually in Chinatown - the Kai Wei Supermarket at 253 Spadina Ave.
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The Boys drehort
The nails salon where Kimiko/The Female meets and old friend is a real nails salon located at 605 College St.
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Dónde se rodó The Boys
Later on, in the same episode, the boys are looking for Kimiko in the Central Parkway Mall in Mississauga. The scene continues in the Lower Bay Station of Toronto. Image courtesy of Amazon - Mall Map - Subway Map


Vought building NYC
The funeral service for the victims of the hijacked plane in episode 5 was filmed at the zinc-clad pavillion of the waterfront park Sherbourne Common. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


The boys shooting locations
The Streetville Gas Station where The Deep is attacked in S01E06 is located at 57 Queen Street North in Mississauga. Also in this episode, the church that Butcher and Hughie enter is St. Luke's United Church at Sherbourne and Carlton St in Toronto. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


The boys mansion
The mansion where Homelander visits doctor Jonah Vogelbaum in episode 7 was shot at Parkwood Estate in Oshawa. The Deep lobster scene was filmed in McEwan Gourmet Grocery Store at 38 Karl Fraser Rd, North York. Image courtesy of Amazon - Map


Motel film location Toronto
The New Plaza Motel from the last episode is the same used in a couple of episodes of American Gods (4584 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, Toronto). Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps


Cathedral Church of St James filming
The church where Hughie and Annie met in the episode 8 is the The Cathedral Church of St. James in old Toronto. Image courtesy of Amazon and Jeff Hitchcock - Map


Black glass house
The black glass house in the woods is the Fallsview Residence, located above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail in Hamilton.

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30 comments

  1. anyone know the real location of the glass house in the woods (s01,episode 8. around -14m mark) ?

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    1. Think this is a house on the Bruce Trail in Hamilton near the beginning of it. Near Tew’s Falls and Dundas Peak.

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  2. The Deep lobster scene looks like Mcewans in Shoppes @ DonMills

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    1. Yes, at around 35:38 of episode 7 you'll see The Deep talking to a lobster here:

      https://cdn.torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cafe.jpg

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  3. The scene where they’re in the train station is all shot in central parkway mall in Mississauga

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  4. The subway scene is filmed in Lower Bay station.

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  5. Missed lots of easy locations. "French" Resturant is next to queensway

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    1. This scene was shot out of an old restaurant next to the Queensway Cineplex.

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  6. The scene where Homelander visits the original creator of Vought (the doctor) is filmed at the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa.

    https://www.parkwoodestate.com/

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  7. Episode 4 the Chinese supermarket looks like it's Kai Wei Supermarket at 253 Spadina Ave. Check out the pics on Google Maps of the outside and the interior.

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  8. Many thanks to you all for your help finding the missing locations of the series! :)

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  9. The church that Billy and Hughie enter is St. Luke's United Church at Sherbourne and Carlton.

    https://bit.ly/2PoXZAC

    You can see Chew Chew’s across the street during this scene:

    https://bit.ly/2ZisKM2

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  10. Yonge-Dundas Square doubles as Times Square. You can see the sign for Forever 21 at around the 0:27:26 mark as the camera pans around in the first episode.

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  11. The opening scene was filmed on Catherine Street in Hamilton:

    https://bit.ly/33ZtaWh

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  12. They filmed at Nelson Mandella Public School on Shuter Street last year. There were New York newspaper boxes and US mailboxes, etc.

    After watching all ten episodes I think the footage was cut or really, really well disguesed. Anyone have any ideas?

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  13. In episode one, 0:26:54/0:33:15

    A heavily CGIed Yonge-Dundas Square doubles as Times Square:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6559891,-79.3807883,3a,75y,358.91h,84.84t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sbRGVUQvcVURktTWjFfKxPw!2e0!5s20190501T000000!7i16384!8i8192

    You can kind of track the same shot on google street view.

    Hughie and Billy are standing right at the corner of The Shoppers Drugmart (279 Yonge Street, Toronto, which until recently was The Hard Rock Café).

    As the camera pans right you can see the Nordstrom and Samsung sign on The Eaton Centre.

    As things starts to pan left you can see a Shoppers Drugmart and Goodlife fitness sign on the north east corner and the Forever 21 sign acress the street on the NW corner.

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  14. Sorry if this one is obvious.

    As well as for exteriors as mentioned above, the inside of Vought International headquarters is also Roy Thomson Hall.

    http://www.avidblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Roy-Thomson-8.jpg

    You see this when Hughie enters the building in episode one.

    I believe these are the stairs Homelander descends in the Christmas party flashback in episode 7:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4078/4903440696_7fb490103d_b.jpg

    There are more scenes there in episode 8 as well.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your contribution, updated!

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  15. Episode one @ 0:19:11

    The variety store Hughie visits is Cinema Ras Variety Store & Café, 310 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S8

    You can very briefly see the Berkley Event space and down Berkley Street as Hughie enters.

    This is as close as I could come to matching the shot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6553162,-79.3657261,3a,75y,164.52h,87.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shDm5lXQE3tjizaEQLUiP3g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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  16. Episode 2 @ 04:49

    When Hughie, Billy and Frenchie deal with a trunkful of Translucent.

    Filmed at The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201, Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

    This is the best Google Street View I could find:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2594313,-79.8324245,3a,42y,327.93h,81.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgXTwKka6RADnD4RM4DF_LA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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  17. Episode 2 @ 24:01

    Heddle Marine Services Inc is located at 208 Hillyard Street, Hamilton, ON, L8L 6B6

    http://media.zuza.com/5/f/5fc80ee5-74b2-465b-a663-c8c76485f75b/PaduloMcGowanatshipyard_Super_Portrait.jpg

    Also scroll down their website for more shots:

    http://heddleshipyards.com/

    I swear to God they only call me when there’s trouble at a dock. Or a river. Or a lake. Canal. Jetty.

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  18. Episode 2 @ 49:45

    There is a quick shot of Homelander flying on his way to search for Translucent.

    You can see a 30A TTC bus initially as the camera pans through the sky and back down to this Tim Horton’s:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6655707,-79.4743765,3a,72.1y,249.88h,104.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shxlnIZd07_ca7I4U7PbIIg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    It was rebranded for this scene as Jitter Bean. Which is somewhat interesting as the Tim Horton’s logo appears briefly in the next episode with no real attempt made to obscure it.

    The Tim Horton’s is at 3157 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 2A2

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  19. Episode 4 @ 8:01

    Frenchie, Mother’s Milk and Hughie search for Compound V in Kensington Market.

    You can see Sanagan’s Meat Locker on the left.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6547453,-79.4009414,3a,75y,86.18h,71.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snEXIcoYfUt-aRuWetXCTEA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    This is all on Baldwin Street as they head west and follow a man down Littlehayes Lane which appears to magically pop out to Spadina.

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  20. Me again.

    Episode 5 @ 21:30

    Homelander confronts Stillwell in front of the George Brown Waterfront Campus located at 51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6. This is something like a five minute walk from Sherbourne Common.


    You can see this mushroom-looking thing behind Stillwell.

    https://goo.gl/maps/4oQAApausmgpo9ZFA


    This is the building behind Homelander:

    https://goo.gl/maps/kGXDE57ZUBKiDTsr8

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  21. Episode 5 @ 32:45

    I'm 98% sure Rebecca's grave is in St. James Cemetery at Bloor & Parliament.

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  22. Episode Six: Some of the scenes in the Vought promotional video were filmed around Budapest Park, 1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto ON M6K 3C1, Canada

    Homelander picks up a child here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6371574,-79.4526541,3a,75y,225.23h,87.43t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipM0XW4yRBX5gqbBfH_vmcAMab22E17miyWkMfFD!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipM0XW4yRBX5gqbBfH_vmcAMab22E17miyWkMfFD%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya223.84396-ro0-fo100!7i7680!8i3840


    A-Train looks to be somewhere on the Sunnyside Boardwalk.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6341571,-79.4681947,3a,25y,63.82h,89.98t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sGpejKsmY09A9e1aXNKlQQw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DGpejKsmY09A9e1aXNKlQQw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D60.09959%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656


    And then later in the episode The Deep is on Super America (at 12:34) which was filmed here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6370348,-79.4498022,3a,75y,121.26h,84.42t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP8eQgirY1eFCy_XpIvSOIhJiQtSulp63pa8nGi!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP8eQgirY1eFCy_XpIvSOIhJiQtSulp63pa8nGi%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-20-ya303-ro0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352

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  23. Episode 6 @ 26:56

    Billy and Hughie chat on a bench in Allan Gardens.

    https://cdn.jamiesarner.com/images/2012/10/Allan-Gardens-Conservatory-in-Toronto.jpg

    Address: 19 Horticultural Avenue, Toronto, ON M5A 4K2

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  24. Further to my previous comment, it’s in episode 6.

    Chew Chew’s Diner @ 18:54

    https://bit.ly/2ZisKM2

    St Luke’s @ 19:01

    https://bit.ly/2PoXZAC

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  25. Getting a head start on season two…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBoJwARUwAAeooA.jpg:large

    This is a parking lot at the near Parliament St and Lakeshore. This is as close as I could get on google street view.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6478183,-79.360207,3a,75y,310.87h,85.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sVfvTTU4kD44oSfUHKkCJwQ!2e0!3e11!7i16384!8i8192



    And they’re back at Roy Thomson Hall

    https://imgur.com/a/2R0Ounc

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6471055,-79.3873213,3a,75y,159.55h,80.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sX_KaHm8U7ZaeRKLKAVOcpg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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    1. Wow, thanks a lot TJ! We'll have to look at all this for a next update!

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