Where was Reacher filmed? The real town of Margrave, Georgia

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Now back for the second season, Reacher was filmed primarily in and around Toronto, Canada.

The Amazon show is an adaptation of Lee Child's Jack Reacher book series, with the first season set in the fictional town of Margrave, Georgia.

Reacher Margrave

The story follows retired Military Police Officer Jack Reacher, played by Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive, Titans), who is caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Reacher. You'll find the season two updates further down in the report.

Welcome to Margrave, GA

Margrave Georgia
Established in 1974, the town of Margrave doesn't exist at all: As Toronto.com reported, the village was temporarily built on a property outside Pickering, Ontario.

The streetscape actually looks brand new, doesn't it? Ah, maybe it's because the town is loaded with the Kliner Foundation money.
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Margrave Diner
The main square with the Casper Teale's statue, the gazebo, Mosley's barbershop, and the Margrave Diner were all created on this set for the shoot.

The lot was rented at first only from December 2020 to September 2021 for $15,000 per month plus tax, although the contract was extended for up to nine years to use the set for other film and television productions as a large movie backlot, with a lease of $30,000 per month.

Lawton County
But there are sections of the town that were filmed at actual locations. The Salvation Army Thrift Store scene was filmed at 82 Mill Street in Georgetown, near Brampton.

During the show, we learn that Margrave, inhabited by 1,700 souls, is 'perfectly located for distribution' in the also fictional Lawton County near Atlanta.
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Blind Blake Reacher
The night scene when Roscoe is following Jack in episode two, "First Dance", was filmed on Perry and Queen Streets in Port Perry.

By the way, Blind Blake was a real American blues musician born in Florida who actually died in Newport News, Virginia.
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More Reacher Filming locations

Reacher locations
The prison from the first episode was filmed at the former Kingston Penitentiary, also known as Kingston Pen.

Opened in 1835, this historic maximum-security center was closed down in 2013. Now it can be visited on a tour until plans for future development are completed.

This Victorian-era complex was also a key location in the Mayor of Kingstown series with Hawkeye’s Jeremy Renner.
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Stratford Suburban Motel
The fight scene at the motel in the second episode where Reacher breaks the wrists of the drunk kids was filmed at the Stratford Suburban Motel in Stratford, Ontario. (Thank you Mike W. for your help in finding this location!)
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Kliner Industries
The Kliner Industries headquarters that appear for the first time in the third episode, "Spoonful", was filmed at ATL Industries in Uxbridge.

The first season was based on the events taking place in the novel Killing Floor.
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Reacher city
In episode four, "In a Tree", Roscoe and Jack stay the night in a suite at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel in Richmond Hill.

A superior room with two queen beds can be booked for about US$130 per night, money that seems to have been well spent by the starring duo.
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Highway 407 station
The station where the trio meets the secret service agent is the Highway 407 transit terminal in Vaughan, Toronto.
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Port Perry
The local press reported that the restaurant of the fight in the fifth episode, "No Apologies", is the Piano Inn and Cafe at 217 Queen Street in Port Perry.

Port Perry, lined with beautiful 19th-century heritage buildings, was also the filming location of the Lakeside town in Wisconsin featured in American Gods.
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Apolline's Diner
The Apolline's Diner in Memphis where Jack meets his old comrade, former army investigator Frances Neagley (played by Maria Sten), is the Lakeview Restaurant at 1132 Dundas Street W in Toronto.

This iconic restaurant was also featured in several big productions including The Shape of Water, Hairspray, and The Boondock Saints.
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Alton GA
Cambridge Today revealed that the police car scene, also from episode five, was filmed at the Black Bridge in Cambridge.

Located between Guelph Avenue North and Townline Road, this heritage structure dates back to 1916.
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Reacher house
The safe cabin in the woods is the same location used in Netflix's Polar movie and The Umbrella Academy series, filmed in an undisclosed location somewhere outside Toronto.

Moodies Motor Inn
The motel from episode 6, "Papier", is the Moodie's Motor Inn at 778 Kingston Road W between Pickering and Ajax.

Curiously, we are used to seeing Georgia doubling as many other sites, but this time it's another location doubling as Georgia, which is quite odd.
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Valhalla Equestrian Centre
The gorgeous horse stables with the large wooden-framed riding arena in Venezuela is the Valhalla Equestrian Centre based in King City, ON.

This family-owned complex features a 40-stall equestrian training and breeding facility with barrel-vaulted ceilings in stable corridors.
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Reacher drehorte
Some of the scenes set in New York were filmed at Ontario Heritage Centre (pictured) at 10 Adelaide Street East in Toronto.

The next sequence, when Jack exits the building and someone follows him, was shot on Toronto and Court Streets, located nearby.
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Les Palmiers Hotel
Les Palmiers Hotel in Paris from the season finale, "Pie," is the Novotel Toronto Centre.

Close to many attractions, including the CN Tower, you can stay here for around USD 175 per night.
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Reacher Season 2 Locations

Hope Place thrift store
In the first episode of season two, "ATM", Jack Reacher is in a thrift store in Murfreesboro, which is a real town in Arkansas.

However this sequence was filmed in Cayuga, a small town in Haldimand County, Ontario.
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Riverview Terrace in Queens
Some outdoor scenes in the second season were filmed on location in New York.

Francis Nealey (played by Maria Sten) picks up the phone at the Riverview Terrace in Queens, overlooking the Queensboro Bridge.
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Centre Street in Lower Manhattan
When Reacher arrives in New York, he is on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan.

The exterior of the diner where he meets Francis is the Landmark Coffee Shop at 158 Grand Street.
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The George Street Diner
The diner interior was filmed in Toronto, in The George Street Diner at 129 George Street.
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Bank Of Montreal branch
The post office is a branch of the Bank of Montreal on James Street Nord in Central Hamilton, Ontario.
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The Lucky Lounge
Only the establishing shots in the second episode, "What Happens in Atlantic City", were filmed in the New Jersey town.

The Lucky Lounge bar is actually a Fox and Fiddle pub at 4946 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke, ON.
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Hotel Niagara Falls Marriott
The casino is the Hotel Niagara Falls Marriott on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
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New Age Technologies
The New Age Technologies headquarters in the third episode, "Picture Says a Thousand Words," were filmed at the Toronto Congress Centre.
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The Black Dog Pub
The crime scene was filmed at the The Black Dog Pub in Scarborough.
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A Night at the Symphony
The diner in the fourth episode, "A Night at the Symphony," is the Ted's Restaurant at 404 Old Kingston Road in Scarborough, ON.

The team walks to the parking lot of Amigos Restaurant, which is across the street.
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New York Department of Sanitation
The establishing shot of this building is from the New York Department of Sanitation headquarters in Manhattan.
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Jade East Motel
The Jade East Motel is the Fort York Motel in Mississauga.

Opened over 25 years ago, this family-owned motel caters to haul truckers, vacationers, and business travelers.
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The Elgin Theatre
The Boston Music Hall is actually the Elgin Theatre in Toronto.

Opened in 1913, this classic Beaux-Arts style venue is interconnected to the Winter Garden Theatre above.

Reacher and David are waiting at the Hendriks Steakhouse, located almost across the street at 218 Yonge Street.
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Boston Police station
The Boston Police Station was filmed in a building at 1313 Queen Street West in Parkdale, Toronto.
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Master Steaks Mississauga
The biker gang scene was filmed in the parking lot of the Master Steaks restaurant located in Mississauga.
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Ryerson Venture Zone Brampton
In the fifth episode, "Burial," there is a scene filmed on George Street in the Ryerson Venture Zone in Brampton, ON.
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Hamilton Cemetery
The funeral scene was filmed at St. James Cemetery in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Toronto.

Established in 1844, it is one of Toronto's oldest and most significant historic burial grounds, known for its beautiful Victorian architecture.
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Parks Furniture warehouse
The car chase scene ends at the Parks Furniture warehouse on Lottridge Street in Hamilton.
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New York's Finest
The final sequence in the sixth episode, "New York's Finest," was filmed in the area of The Bentway space and Fort York National Historic Site, located under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.
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Wally's Family Restaurant
The diner in the season finale, "Fly Boy," is the Wally's Family Restaurant at 3480 Hurontario Street in Mississauga.
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George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
The last scene was filmed at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in Little Dominican Republic, New York.
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1- Anonymous - Feb 5, 2022, 8:33 PM
The motel featured in Episode 7 when they are investigating the truck is Moodys Motor Inn in Pickering.

2- Ilikewine - Feb 6, 2022, 7:12 AM
I'm heartbroken that the barbecue place is fictional. My husband and I were almost packed and on our way from Colorado! It is sacrilegious to use the barbecue in that way. Is that gal still in police custody in NY?

3- Anonymous - Feb 7, 2022, 8:15 PM
The train station Reacher and co meet the secret service agent is the Jane and 407 transit terminal in North York, Toronto Ontario.

4- Anonymous - Feb 13, 2022, 8:14 AM
Kilner Industries was filmed at ATL Industries on Durham Line 30 in Uxbridge.

5- Anonymous - Nov 27, 2022, 10:23 PM
In the last scene, when Reacher buries his grandfather’s medal, it’s obvious it’s not Georgia. The dirt would have been red/orange clay, not soft and brown.

6- Anonymous - Mar 18, 2023, 3:39 PM
As a Georgia native, I recognized immediately that this movie wasn't filmed in the Peach State. The vegetation was all wrong. Since so many movies are filmed here, I wonder why they didn't.

7- Anonymous - Apr 10, 2023, 6:19 PM
The window tint place where Reacher takes the Bentley is at the corner of Parkdale and Burlington Street in Hamilton, Ontario.

8- Anonymous - Dec 27, 2023, 10:09 PM
In season 2, episode 4, the scene where Findley, Reacher, and Nealey talk is at 1313 Queen Street West (the "Boston" Police Station).

9- Anonymous - Jan 4, 2024, 7:40 PM
Hamilton Airport, S1 E6.

10- Anonymous - Jan 11, 2024, 7:03 PM
The Jade East Motel in Season 2, episode 7 is the Fort York Motel at 1920 Dundas Street E in Mississauga.

11- Anonymous - Jan 12, 2024, 6:29 AM
Season 2 Episode 7. The motel in the show doesn't exist, it's actually the Fort York Motel in Mississauga Ontario. In the baseball cap motel scene with ODonnel and Jane, I spotted Congee Queen in the background, quick Google search, and looking for exterior photos.

12- Anonymous - Jan 18, 2024, 5:36 PM
S2E8, about 26:18 is Wally's Restaurant at 3480 Hurontario in Mississauga, looking east. You'll see an orange Miway bus heading south and then a blue express bus heading north.

13- Anonymous - Jan 20, 2024, 3:26 PM
A lot of the car chase scenes are filmed in Hamilton. The part where they corner the cemetery hitman is definitely the GFL on Lottridge Street.

The cemetery also really does look like the large Hamilton Cemetery on York Boulevard, but you'd have to double-check.

14- Anonymous - Jan 22, 2024, 12:59 AM
Exterior shots of the hotel “Les Palmiers” in S1E8 are outside of the Novotel Hotel on The Esplanade in Toronto.

15- Anonymous - Jan 22, 2024, 1:22 AM
The interior of the diner where he meets Francis is the George Street Diner in Toronto.

   16- Ra Moon - Jan 22, 2024, 8:01 PM
   Thank you all, updated!

17- Tiffany Pomegranate - Jan 23, 2024, 10:21 PM
That cemetery is not the old Hamilton Cemetery on York Boulevard. There's no walkway below a stone wall, and there are no apartments anywhere near it as seen behind the trees - there's the valley with the 401 and Cootes' Paradise on two sides and Dundurn Castle and old neighbourhoods on the other.

The way the light comes in looks to me like somewhere around Toronto.

18- Anonymous - Jan 24, 2024, 8:23 PM
In the chase scene where Reacher is chasing after the shooter in the cemetery and they get into the cars, that cemetery looks like St. James Cemetery in Toronto as you can see cars driving along the Rosedale Valley road there.

So I would assume the funeral would also be filmed at St. James cemetery.

   19- Ra Moon - Jan 25, 2024, 10:31 AM
   This is the one, thank you!


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