Where is Mayor of Kingstown filmed? Guide to ALL the Locations in Kingstown, Michigan

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Now back for season two, Mayor of Kingstown is the story of an ex-cop living in a city where the local economy almost only centers around a prison-industrial complex.

The series is set in the fictional town of Kingstown, Michigan, based on Kingston, Ontario, which is where the show was partially filmed. However, the second season was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mayor of Kingstown Location

Created by Taylor Sheridan (the director of Yellowstone’ with Kevin Costner, 1883, and the 1923 series), the desolate Paramount+ drama stars siblings Mitch and Mike McLusky, played by Bloodline’s Kyle Chandler and Hawkeye’s Jeremy Renner.

This is the best guide to the filming locations of Mayor of Kingstown that you can find. We have (almost) everything right here. You’ll find the new season 2 updates below in the report.

The Mayor of Kingstown prison

Mayor of Kingstown prison
The interior and exterior scenes in the large prison pictured in the series were filmed at the former Kingston Penitentiary or Kingston Pen in Canada.

Opened in 1835, this maximum-security center was closed down in 2013. Today, the Victorian-era complex can be visited on a tour until plans for future development are completed.

Hugh Dillon, the co-creator of the show who also plays Ian Ferguson, is from this town. Kingston, Ontario, is known for having multiple jails in and around the city.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Image courtesy of Paramount Plus - Map

Welcome to Kingstown, Michigan

Kingstown Michigan
The McLusky office is located at 290 Queenston Road in Glenview East, Hamilton.

The June 2021 Google Maps street images still show how the film crew dressed the exterior of this building, previously occupied by a Bank of Montreal branch.
Image courtesy of Paramount+ and Google Maps


The Red Carriage
The Lakeview Restaurant in Toronto's Dundas Street doubled as The Red Carriage diner where Mike met up with some guards.

This iconic restaurant was also featured in several productions including The Shape of Water, Hairspray, and The Boondock Saints.
Image courtesy of Paramount Plus - Map


Kingstown Michigan prison
Miriam McLusky (Mike and Mitch's mother, played by Dianne Wiest) teaches in a classroom of a huge female prison.

The exterior is the Art Deco R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in the former city of Scarborough in Toronto.

The construction of this stunning cathedral-like structure, with opulent marble interior halls, started in 1932 and became operational in 1941.
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Mayor of Kingstown city
The establishing shots of Kingstown were filmed in the post-industrial areas of Hamilton.

The Canadian city has often been used to stand in for Detroit in productions filmed in Ontario.

The spectacular bridges pictured are the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge and Bay James N. Allan Skyway, connecting Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario for boat traffic, and the cities of Hamilton and Burlington by land, respectively.
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Mike and Mitch McLusky
In the first episode, Mike and Mitch meet on Hamilton Beach with the hydroelectric towers running beside the bridge.
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Incarceration business
The McLusky brothers visit gang leader Deverin "Bunny" Washington (played by Tobi Bamtefa) to negotiate with him.

These scenes were filmed at 8 Crown Hill Place in South Etobicoke.
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Vera at the club
According to this film notice, the scenes at the strip club with Vera Sunter (played by Elizaveta Neretin) were recorded at Filmores Gentlemen's Club on Dundas and George Street in downtown Toronto.
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Gaelic Bar
The Gaelic Pub is Sam's Tavern at 632 Barton Street E in the Gibson neighborhood in Hamilton.
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Mayor of Kingstown house
The McLusky house is located at 31 William Street in Brantford.

This is a private residence - if you are visiting, please be considerate to the owners of the property.
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Mayor of Kingstown drehort
The second episode, "The End Begins", opens with a scene filmed at the historic Bayview Cemetery in Burlington.
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Big Mountain Arrow and Bow
The Big Mountain Arrow and Bow shop is actually Triggers and Bows, a hunting store located a 15-minute drive west of Brantford on the outskirts of the town of Burford.
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The End Begins
The car chase was filmed along Clarence Street in Brantford, with the collision taking place at the corner of Grey Street.

By the end of episode two, there is a scene in a hotel with Iris (played by Emma Laird) recorded at The Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Toronto.
Image courtesy of Paramount Plus - Maps: Car Chase / Hotel


Filming in Hamilton
In the third episode, an explosive scene was filmed at Twin Spring Cottage Condo Community and Camping in Burford, County of Brant.
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Mayor of Kingstown in Hamilton
Also, in episode 3, the house stormed by the police squad is located at 10 Keith Street in Hamilton.
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Hamilton Harbor pier
The scenes taking place in the docks where filmed near the Heddle Shipyards area at the Hamilton Harbor.
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The new season 2 locations

Rivers of Steel Carrie Blast Furnaces
In the aftermath of the riots, Kingstown is in a state of chaos. The provisional prison was filmed at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark located along the Monongahela River in Swissvale.

Built in 1884 and in operation until 1982, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces in the area that remain.

This vestige of Pittsburgh’s 20th-century steel industry is today a museum, cultural space, and even a venue for meetings and weddings.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Hammermill Three Sister Stacks
The boat scenes were filmed on Lake Erie. In one of the shots you can see the old Hammermill paper company plant smokestacks, called the three sisters.

The dock is the East Avenue Boat Ramp in Erie, with the Channel Lighthouse in the background.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Three Sisters / Dock


Mario's Cell Phone Repair
Bunny's new hideout, Mario's Cell Phone Repair, is located at 706 Braddock Avenue in Braddock.

The skinheads encounter in the seventh episode, "Drones", was filmed nearby, at 728 Braddock Avenue.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: Mario's / 728 Braddock Ave


Diner under a bridge Pittsburgh
The bar tucked under a bridge where Mike met up with Ian and some other cops is Don's Diner at 1729 Eckert Street in Pittsburgh.

This hidden restaurant is located between the Eckert Street Bridge and the Robert McAfee Bridge in the Brighton Heights neighborhood.

The four-story building adjacent to the parking lot, pictured right, was a former nightclub.
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Never Missed a Pigeon
As TribLive reported, the convenience store where Miriam was assaulted in the first episode, "Never Missed a Pigeon", is located at Station Street with Westinghouse Avenue in Wilmerding.
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Pinkerton's Landing Bridge
This establishing shot that appears just before the scene with Kyle and his new partner in the second episode, "Staring at the Devil", features the Pinkerton's Landing Bridge across the Monongahela River between Munhall and Rankin.

Also, there is a short shot of the Island Food Mart convenience store at 1635 Genesee Street in Buffalo, NY.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: Bridge / Store


Mayor of Kingstown church
The church is St Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox church at 116 Ella Street in McKees Rocks.

However, the aerial establishing shot of the church with two golden-domed bell towers in the third episode is the St Peter & Paul Byzantine temple in Braddock.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: St Mary / St Peter & Paul


Five at Five
This scene of the third episode, "Five at Five", was filmed at the impressive Pittsburgh City-County Building lobby.

Built between 1915 and 1917 in the Beaux Arts style, the 47-foot-high Grand Lobby is held up by magnificent ornate bronze columns.
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Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge
This establishing shot shows Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge and Brunot Island Power Station with the McKees Rocks Bridge in the background.

Also, there is a shot of Lane Bane Bridge in Brownsville and another one of a plant by the Monongahela River in Clairton with Elizabeth Bridge.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: Ohio Bridge / Lane Bane / Clairton


Milo's club
Milo's club is Cavo Night Club located in Pittsburgh's Strip District.
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Anchor Bay Correctional Facility
The Anchor Bay Correctional Facility in the fifth episode, "Kill Box", is the old Western Penitentiary in Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh.

The exterior of the police station in the seventh episode is the Serbian-Canadian Community Center in Hamilton, Ontario.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: Anchor Bay / Police station


Ruby's Pub
The scenes in Ruby's Pub in the eighth episode, "Santa Jesus", were filmed in an old warehouse under a bridge next door to the Dipcraft Manufacturing Company in Rankin.
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O'Brien's bar Pittsburgh
The little shop where Mike buys whiskey is located at 3224 Brighton Road in Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh.

The bar where Mike takes a glass of whiskey and Kyle and Robert play billiards is O'Brien's bar, situated just across the street.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: Shop / Bar


Santa Jesus
Ben's house is located at 65 Haldane Street in Crafton, west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map


Nied's Famous Fish Sandwiches
Nied's Famous Fish Sandwiches was the Nied's Hotel bar, now permanently closed, at 5438 Butler Street in Lawrenceville.
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Allison's house
Allison's house is a two-bedroom home located at 308 7th Street in Glassport.

The bench at the end of the episode is located in the series at the corner of Ella and Helen Street in McKees Rocks, across the street from the church.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Maps: House / Bench


Little Green Ant
A key scene in the season finale, "Little Green Ant", was filmed at the Boat Club facing the Regis R. Maldy Memorial Bridge in Elizabeth, PA.
Image courtesy of Paramount - Map

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20 comments:

1- Anonymous - Nov 21, 2021, 9:10 PM
The bar where Mike McClusky smashes the guy's face off the bar is at the corner of Barton Street E and Chestnut Street in Hamilton. It's called Sam's Tavern.

2- Guilherme - Nov 24, 2021, 6:21 AM
The women's prison is a real building in Toronto called the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. It has been used in several films, including Mimic and In the Heart of Madness.

3- Anonymous - Nov 29, 2021, 10:09 PM
The house that SWAT raids in episode 3 seems to be the same house that was used in Four Brothers.

4- The Red Baron - Dec 15, 2021, 7:26 PM
I lived in Brantford and on Clarence street, my mother lived there. I now live in Kingston and saw the production at KP.

5- Anonymous - Jan 2, 2022, 6:18 AM
Where is Mike's cabin in the woods? And is it an AirBnB?

6- John - Jan 15, 2022, 9:26 AM
What road is Mike on while driving to his cabin? Specifically when he gets to the hill where he no longer has cell phone reception. Looks like a hill on Campbellville Road we call the "wheeee hill" - if you're driving fast enough, almost get airborne!

7- Anonymous - Jan 26, 2022, 4:00 AM
The only reason I started the show was because of Kyle Chandler of Bloodlines.
Don't trick us ever again. I was so let down. I still watch every week, but I feel cheated :P

8- Jim Williams - Jan 27, 2022, 4:06 AM
Great series, I live here in Rochester, Michigan. I thought it was actually shot here in Mich, maybe Saginaw, or up in Port Huron! Thanks for all the information on this great series!

9- Anonymous - Feb 12, 2022, 7:07 PM
Awesome, I live in Hamilton and I know all these places!

10- Matt - Feb 22, 2022, 7:21 AM
Where were the hockey scenes filmed?

11- Anonymous - Jul 17, 2022, 5:56 PM
My wife and I also only started watching because of the guy from Bloodlines. They advertised it with him being the main character and you killed him off the first episode!

12- Anonymous - Jan 23, 2023, 2:52 PM
704 Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104 - Bunny's cell phone repair.

13- Anonymous - Jan 30, 2023, 12:37 PM
The exterior of the church where Milo is hiding is St Peter & Paul Byzantine at 431 George Street, Braddock.

14- Anonymous - Jan 30, 2023, 6:35 PM
In season two, part one, there is a quick snippet of the Island Store on Genesee and Doat Streets in Buffalo, N.Y.

15- Anonymous - Feb 13, 2023, 8:59 AM
Western Penitentiary: Prison at 5th episode / Rhonda's salon 704 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA 15104.

16- Anonymous - Feb 14, 2023, 12:50 PM
Don's Diner next to this prison: 1678 Westhall Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

17- Anonymous - Feb 27, 2023, 8:23 AM
1415 Barton Street E, Hamilton, Serbian-Canadian Community Center Hamilton - The police station.

400 State Street, Clairton Mill Works Steel Corporation - the drone flies in the 7th episode.

728 Braddock Avenue, Braddock - Bunny's gang with skinheads encounter.

1916 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, Cavo Night Club - Milo's club. Kyle calls Mike at the backdoor and parking.

18- Anonymous - Mar 6, 2023, 11:29 AM
308 7th Street, Glassport - Allison's house in the 8th episode.

3235 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh - Little shop, where Mike buys whiskey.

3224 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh - O'Brien's bar where Kyle and Robert play billiard and Mike takes a glass of whiskey.

19- Anonymous - Mar 7, 2023, 7:00 PM
Rudys Pub is the Dante Club in Rankin 115 W Braddock Avenue.

20- Anonymous - Mar 28, 2023, 8:34 AM
I live in Erie, PA (born and raised), and I work right by the Lake Erie and The Old Hammer Mill Company, it was awesome to see my home town on the big screen. I'm proud!


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