Nevertheless, it's always refreshing to see a film shot in Toronto and be that annoying movie-goer that points and says "HEY THAT'S QUEEN STREET AND THERE'S THE CN TOWER".
From what I understand, isn't Toronto a relatively popular location for film shoots? I believe several Hollywood films set in New York City were actually filmed in Toronto. I'm guessing it's because getting permits and all to shoot are easier and less costly in Toronto than in NYC.
As for films, I also watched 21 Jumpstreet over the weekend; the newer one with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. I thought it was going to be stupid because "oh great, another modern pisstake of something that was cool in the 80s" but I actually found myself enjoying it. It was definitely better than expected, that's for sure.
It's definitely getting there as like a "cheaper NYC" and the like.
I've been watching Suits, and I always have a giggle because it's set around Wall Street but they're filming in Toronto's financial district (Bay Street) and you can see Toronto Transit rolling by in [consciously] blurred backgrounds. :P
And yeah, 21 was a lot of fun. I especially like the jokes about what school was like compared to our day to the modern day.