Filming Locations Guide: Where was The Boys Filmed?

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The Boys brings a very different and darker approach to the world of superheroes, compared to Marvel and DC universes. As if they were the corrupted counterpart of the Avengers, a selected team of top superheroes -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 series 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 city is set in New York (as we can see in the establishing shots), but the show was primarily filmed in Toronto. You will find the new season 2 filming locations of this awesome web television series at the end of this report:

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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The Boys city
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 at 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 CGI'ed Yonge-Dundas Square, doubling as New York's Times Square. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps

Tony Cicero Restaurant
In episode 2, the guys take Translucent to a fake Tony Cicero's restaurant located at 1045 The Queensway in Etobicoke. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps

NYC police cars scene from Get Some
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

Arena shooting location
A-Train's race with Shockwave takes place at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field stadium.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Map

The Boys drehort
In episode 4 there is a scene shot at Baldwin St in Kensington Market. The gang finds the Triad hideout in a Chinese grocery store that in Chinatown, the Kai Wei Supermarket at 253 Spadina Ave. The nails salon where Kimiko/The Female meets an old friend is a real nails salon situated at 605 College St.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Chinatown / College St.

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 pavilion of the waterfront park Sherbourne Common. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps

Subway station sequence
The Streetsville Gas Station where The Deep is attacked in S01E06 is located at 57 Queen Street North in Mississauga. Later in this episode, Butcher and Hughie go to St. Luke's United Church at Sherbourne and Carlton St in Toronto. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps

The mansion and gardens
The mansion where Homelander visits doctor Jonah Vogelbaum in episode 7 was shot at Parkwood Estate in Oshawa. This is the same The Umbrella Academy location featured as Klaus's house in season 2. The Deep lobster scene was filmed in McEwan Gourmet Grocery Store at 38 Karl Fraser Rd, North York.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Map

Hotel film in Toronto
The New Plaza Motel from the last episode is a real place where you can stay for 80 USD per night. Located at 4584 Kingston Rd, Scarborough (Toronto), this motel was also used in a couple of American Gods episodes. Image courtesy of Amazon and Google Maps

Temple You Found Me chapter
The church where Hughie and Annie meet in episode 8 is the Cathedral Church of St. James in old Toronto.
Image courtesy of Amazon and Jeff Hitchcock - Map

Black glass cabin
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.

New Season 2 Filming Locations

Theater Season 2
The funeral of Translucent in the first episode was held in the Toronto Centre for the Arts (or the Meridian Arts Centre) in North York. After a series of renovations, the Lyric Theatre was transformed adding a system of LED-programmable acoustic panels that change the lighting of the auditorium to enrich the atmosphere of the venue. CIA director Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito) meets her mind-blowing destiny in the old Rooster Squat grain elevator at Lower Don Lands. Image courtesy of Amazon - Theatre / Silo

The Big Ride shop and diner
The group is hiding in a basement which entrance is located in a Gold Galore pawn shop located in Weston Rd. The restaurant where Annie meets Gecko (David Thompson) is the George Street Diner in Toronto's Old Town. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Store / Diner

The Aquapark and boat
The Splash Zone Sandusky park is the Wet 'n' Wild Toronto Waterpark in Brampton. The docks where the supe-terrorist moved a ship with his mind were filmed in the Don River area around the Keating Channel.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Aqua park / Docks

Funeral church and beach
Susan Raynor's funeral was filmed in the Willowdale Presbyterian Church in North York. Lucy the whale final destination was recorded at Fifty Point Beach in Grimsby near Hamilton. The sewer entrance was built for the shoot. Also in Episode 3, the apartment building where Stormfront fights Kenji is at the corner of Oak St and Sackville St in Regent Park. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Church / Beach / Apartments

Chorley Park and Wiley Bridge
In episode 4, Annie and Hughie walk around Chorley Park until the bridge. This is the last remnant of one of the finest mansions in Canada, a former Ontario's Government House demolished in 1961. Later on, they meet Mother’s Milk at Adelaide Street East in St. James Park. The location away from the cameras where Becca takes Billy is the Wiley Bridge in Brampton. Hughie and Starlight take a stroll down College St and University Ave in Toronto. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Park / Adelaide St / Wiley Bridge

The wall and the church
The apartment building where Stormfront fights Kenji is at the corner of Oak St and Sackville St in Regent Park. In episode 5, Frenchie follows Kimiko in a scene shot near a Dollar Mart in Jane St. Later on, they meet Cherie (Jordana Lajoie) at St. Paul's Bloor Street church. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Apartments / Church

Church of the Collective
The Church of the Collective headquarters is the Scottish Rite Club in Hamilton - a popular location also featured in productions like The Handmaid's Tale, Crimson Peak, and It Chapter Two. The Sage Grove psychiatric hospital is a building of the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care complex in St Thomas. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Scottish Rite / Sage Grove

Jitter Bean cafe
The scene above with Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore) was shot outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox cultural center at 350 King St W (Toronto). The Jitter Bean cafe of episode 7 is located at a corner of Gerrard St E and Marjory Ave in the Leslieville neighborhood. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Theater / Coffee shop

The Chase rooftop restaurant
In the finale, the Butcher meets Vought CEO Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) in The Chase rooftop restaurant, located in a historic building at 10 Temperance St. A-Train confronts Hughie and Starlight near the George Brown College St. James campus at King and George St. Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: The Chase / George Brown College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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?

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

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

  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.

    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:

    There are more scenes there in episode 8 as well.

    1. Thanks a lot for your contribution, updated!

  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:,-79.3657261,3a,75y,164.52h,87.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shDm5lXQE3tjizaEQLUiP3g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  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:,-79.8324245,3a,42y,327.93h,81.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgXTwKka6RADnD4RM4DF_LA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

  17. Episode 2 @ 24:01

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

    Also scroll down their website for more shots:

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

  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:,-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

  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.,-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.

  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.

    This is the building behind Homelander:

  21. Episode 5 @ 32:45

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

  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:,-79.4526541,3a,75y,225.23h,87.43t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipM0XW4yRBX5gqbBfH_vmcAMab22E17miyWkMfFD!2e10!3e11!!7i7680!8i3840

    A-Train looks to be somewhere on the Sunnyside Boardwalk.,-79.4681947,3a,25y,63.82h,89.98t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sGpejKsmY09A9e1aXNKlQQw!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656

    And then later in the episode The Deep is on Super America (at 12:34) which was filmed here:,-79.4498022,3a,75y,121.26h,84.42t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP8eQgirY1eFCy_XpIvSOIhJiQtSulp63pa8nGi!2e10!3e11!!7i8704!8i4352

  23. Episode 6 @ 26:56

    Billy and Hughie chat on a bench in Allan Gardens.

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

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

    Chew Chew’s Diner @ 18:54

    St Luke’s @ 19:01

  25. Getting a head start on season two…

    This is a parking lot at the near Parliament St and Lakeshore. This is as close as I could get on google street view.,-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,-79.3873213,3a,75y,159.55h,80.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sX_KaHm8U7ZaeRKLKAVOcpg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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

  26. The were filming at the former psychiatric hospital in St. Thomas, Ontario the entire week of September 23.

  27. Season 2 trailer is out.

    The opening shot is easy as you can see the Super Buck address at 1963 Weston Rd.,+York,+ON+M9N+1W8/@43.7008257,-79.5185156,3a,75y,56.71h,90.64t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s5FpwcgYw3Lz6rwvNQ87nBg!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b30d9ca3e8cb5:0x134f387b59edf2e7!8m2!3d43.70089!4d-79.5184684

    As it did last season, Roy Thomson Hall shows up a lot as well as David Pecaut Square:,-79.3871769,3a,75y,272.74h,85.3t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipOXcWzXYiwxiFQfwZQ2zz_jlVZH9J9wistJGAr6!2e10!3e11!!7i7680!8i3840

    At 1:22 The Female is on a rooftop in Regent Park, around Sumach and between Gerrard and Oak.

    I’m pretty sure it’s this building at 458 Gerrard Street:,-79.3602285,3a,75y,145.82h,80.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_p3WyYx5h9UrTXcS9FzfEg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    You can see the apartments at River St and Gerrard in the background to the left.,-79.3596919,3a,75y,116.47h,101.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNmP6-5zQkVtXx0boOc-Tbg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  28. Was the S02E01 water park SplashZone at Wonderland?

    1. It's Wet N Wild.

      7855 Finch Ave W
      ON L6T 0B2

      Go to 17:31 of the episode and you'll see this:

  29. Season 2 episode 2 funeral scene is Willowdale Presbyterian church in North York

  30. I'm pretty sure Lucy met her demise at Fifty Point Beach in Hamilton:,-79.618447,3a,75y,215.18h,86.5t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipN7MKlk03NWsvgPsAzCldDtQGCjQd9KrjIOLEw!2e10!3e11!!7i5376!8i2688

    They would have built a faux sewer entrance there.

  31. The scene with Kimiko and her brother talking on the street in season two, episode two, at 52:16 is on the Esplanade, just east of Jarvis Street:,-79.3704207,3a,75y,251.39h,73.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVSzaHf5Wnf4jGj0zZnFFYQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    He runs east away from Kimiko and then can be seen running west in front of this construction cladding, which has been painted white since the google street view survey,-79.3670228,3a,75y,35.23h,67.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWkDZ_9QXrKKgdGlsU0cMUg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    It then cuts so a shot of him running south down Frederick street, back on the Esplanade:,-79.3686641,3a,75y,346.58h,90.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szwVLh8Ia__9n2_hGaMANzw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    And then he throws her into this building:,-79.3692634,3a,75y,11.24h,93.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sh668kWw_gbNLUwMhrxrq0Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Before running down the Esplanade right where they started and getting choked out:,-79.3698001,3a,75y,252.86h,86.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKbmQrtLPQaj4mgPOOwD2Yw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  32. Just did a quick rewatch of episode four.

    The recap reminded me: This is where Jennifer Esposito’s head blew up:,-79.3602076,3a,75y,130.35h,78.09t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sVfvTTU4kD44oSfUHKkCJwQ!2e0!3e11!7i16384!8i8192

    As for the rest this is all I could figure out:

    1. Grace and Billy have a chat at 5:58 in Regent Park. Somewhere on Oak Street. It’s driving me crazy trying to find the exact spot. When they filmed this last year Oak street would have been the division between the existing building to the north from the 1950s (behind Grace) and one of the new buildings from the late 2010s (behind Billy).

    2. This one is easy: At 18:06 Hughie, Starlight and MM are on Adelaide near Jarvis where you can clearly see the AAA sign and part of the Edible Arrangements sign beside it.

    3. 28:43 - Billy and Becca meet on Wiley Bridge in Brampton. There's a daytime scene later in the episode where you can see things more clearly.,-79.6551002,3a,75y,338.73h,80.59t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNq3vFjK9L386qpXZk5FhoU36B5UKt9MHJNvc6k!2e10!3e11!!7i8704!8i4352

    4. Hughie and Starlight take a stroll down College near University. They start here, I guess they CGIed out Toronto General Hospital on the side of the building:,-79.3901265,3a,50y,115.25h,98.52t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sPl4N6Poaa91ekRDaljCgLA!2e0!5s20180301T000000!7i16384!8i8192

    They continue the conversation across the street here before Starlight goes down the escalator:,-79.3907108,3a,45.2y,195.03h,88.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suzThzzP6Xtg2QfwjC85Jzg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  33. The actual first scene - the one of Mauve and Homelander stopping the armed truck robbery, is on the corner of King William st and John St in Hamilton.

  34. Episode 5 when Billy is in the bar drinking looks like it’s filmed the bar in Toronto called Sneaky Dees

  35. Episode 5:

    At 7:59. Vought Fresh Farms - this was filmed in a Pharmasave – you can see the E in the sign blocked off by boxes, top right at the first scene. The “wellness starts here” sign over the pharmacy counter is a dead giveaway. No idea which Pharmasave it is.

    At about 11 minutes Frenchie and Kimiko are at 1721 Jane Street in York:,-79.5039901,3a,43.4y,32.66h,87.7t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXSkAlz5LUF6XdckRKnQkbw!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en-US

    At 29:56 Frenchie and Kimiko are on Bloor Street around St Paul’s:,-79.3823838,3a,75y,86.75h,84.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sofbrmvIIuVAoOiAWJyQNOg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Interiors were filmed in St Paul’s:

    And finally, the show called Eat My Dick is actually season one episode 11 of Outlander.

    That’s all I got for this episode.


  36. At 42:25 the building behind Frenchie is The Eclipse Building at 322-324 King Street West, on the northeast corner of John and King West:,-79.3898457,3a,75y,52.62h,102.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1susBp1OJnQlx85dcF9LaAXg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    With the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater across the street (80 John Street) being the exterior of the entrance to the theatre in the show.

  37. To elaborate on what was anonymously posted in the comments about a year ago:

    The exterior shots of Sage Grove were filmed at the Regional Mental Health Centre at Sunset Dr. St Thomas.,-81.1922074,3a,21.6y,111.53h,91.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgUmk4CLsVrpK5sIccmTucQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-US

    467 Sunset Dr
    N5P 3V9 St Thomas
    Ontario - Canada

  38. Season 2 episode 1
    When Butcher is in the restaurant writing with a crayon, the front doors that he leaves through is an East Side Mario’s

  39. The restaurant Stan Edgar and Billy meet in is the Chase. There is also a scene at the entrance on Temperance where Stan gets in his car.

    A-train confronts Hughie and Starlight near the George Brown college St James campus at King and George st.

  40. Season 2, Episode 7: When Hughie and Lamplighter are breaking into Vought HQ - that alleyway is Emily St, at King. I used to work in that building! It's a block over from Roy Thompson.

  41. Season 2, Episode 2:
    The scenes filmed at the "warehouse" filled with party supplies where Kenji is found is Amazing Party Store (734 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B6). The huge purple gorilla on the roof is what has me conviced that it is the same place!

  42. I believe the opening scene is shot on john st in

  43. Can't remember the episode, but in season 2 when Annie and Hughie break up and she takes the escalator down to the subway station, it's filmed right outside the north entrance to Queens Park Station. They add a few NY posters and signs, but you can still see the Line 1 sign and some Canada Post mailboxes in the background.


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