Trending third on Netflix Canada right now is the new ballet drama Tiny Pretty Things.
The show details the lives of a group of young ballet dancers in an elite dance academy and, funnily enough, a ton of it was filmed right here in Toronto!
The Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor Street (273 Bloor St. W.) was featured throughout the Netflix original as the Archer School of Ballet.
According to The Toronto Sun, director Lauren Holly is actually an Oakville resident, making the decision to film in Toronto an easy one.
“For me it was fantastic actually,” Holly told The Sun. “Because I very rarely get to work where I live. It seems I’m always working in Vancouver. [This was] easy peasy, man. I just loved it.”
Casa Loma's ritzy steak house sets the scene for an emotional one-on-one between one dancer, June Park, and her mother in episode four of Tiny Pretty Things. There's no mistaking the circular leather booths or the flashy antler chandeliers BlueBlood Steakhouse is known for.
For those who haven't been, Fort York is a national historical site located on the west side of Toronto just under the Gardiner Expressway. The sprawling landscape and meticulously-kept buildings made a perfect backdrop for filming.
Michael Hsu Rosen, who plays Nabil Limyadi on the show, dances a beautiful number at the historical site while filming episode six.
Living Arts Centre
Toronto's Living Arts Centre was also cast in the Netflix original! Hammerson Hall, one of the two theatres in the arts centre, is used as a rehearsal hall in the show.
The Thompson Hotel
You can catch the Thompson Hotel's lobby bar (550 Wellington St. W.) at the end of episode three, when characters Neveah Stroyer, June Park, and Bette Whitlaw confront June's mother.
In the second episode, a Toronto nightclub makes an appearance when a handful of characters head out for a night on the town.
Toybox nightclub is located at 473 Adelaide St W., in the Toronto's fashion district.
This midtown eatery makes an appearance in episode seven of Tiny Pretty Things.
The rooftop patio boasts a beautiful view of the skyline — we can see why it would be a choice filming location! The orange and white-striped umbrellas make it easily distinguishable.
Brampton City Hall
If you’re from Brampton, you might recognize this building while binge-watching. The interior of Brampton City Hall makes an appearance as a filming location.
This isn’t the only movie filmed at City Hall either! Netflix’ Titanswas filmed at the same location just last year.
The show also features some seriously talented locals.
Nineteen-year-old Emily Skubic from London, Ontario plays a dancer named Lindy on the show.
Skubic has been dancing since she was seven and makes her living as a professional dancer, reports CTV London.
We love to see that local talent (and skyline!) represented on the big screen!