Map of Toronto Locations used by Cronenberg

This artist rendering of a map indicates locations in Toronto that have been used by David Cronenberg over the course of his career.

Luke Painter, Emily Waknine

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.


David Cronenberg has used locations in the area of Queen and Broadview repeatedly in his films, including Videodrome, A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis. This location can be seen at the links below, both as it was shot in these films, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_28-map_28-eng.html
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_09-map_09-eng.html
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_15-map_15-eng.html
David Cronenberg has used locations in the area of Queen and Broadview repeatedly in his films, including Videodrome, A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis. This location can be seen at the links below, both as it was shot in these films, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_28-map_28-eng.html
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_09-map_09-eng.html
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_15-map_15-eng.html

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Trinity Square makes an appearance in Dead Ringers, one of the few exterior locations used in a film. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_10-map_10-eng.html
Trinity Square makes an appearance in Dead Ringers, one of the few exterior locations used in a film. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_10-map_10-eng.html

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A storefront on Queen St. W. was seen in Naked Lunch, as the pawn shop from which Bill Lee purchased his Clark Nova typewriter. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_13-map_13-eng.html
A storefront on Queen St. W. was seen in Naked Lunch, as the pawn shop from which Bill Lee purchased his Clark Nova typewriter. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_13-map_13-eng.html

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Andrews’ Building at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus served as the location in Cronenberg’s first feature, Stereo. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_17-map_17-eng.html
The Andrews’ Building at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus served as the location in Cronenberg’s first feature, Stereo. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.
www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_17-map_17-eng.html

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The garages on Geary Avenue in Toronto’s west end serve as a location in Cosmopolis. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_36-map_36-eng.html
The garages on Geary Avenue in Toronto’s west end serve as a location in Cosmopolis. This location can be seen at the link below, both as it was seen onscreen, and as it appears today.

www.cronenbergmuseum.tiff.net/carte_36-map_36-eng.html

© 2014, Toronto International Film Festival Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize and deconstruct Cronenberg’s use of Toronto as a primary location over the course of his career. Exploring the films through familiar, real world locations will allow students to analyze elements of the production process, with a specific focus on set design, set decorating and locations.

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