Reel Toronto: Suits—Season Three (Part Two)
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Reel Toronto: Suits—Season Three (Part Two)

Get ready for another season of confidently posing as something you're not, as we look at how Suits dresses up as Manhattan.

Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city.

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And we’re back! Suits has become one of the mainstays of the Toronto cinematic scene—if you see yellow New York cabs around Bay Street, it’s a good chance you’re seeing the production team at work—and in their third season they continue to work downtown’s Manahttanesque environs for all they’re worth.

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Our look at the back half of the second season starts with this meeting…

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…on Wellington, in front of the Ritz Carlton.

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In the second season, we learned that Sarah Rafferty’s character, Donna, lived on John Street. This season she seems to have moved down the street just a bit, to 11 Duncan Street.

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Our most favourite game is spot-the-USA-Today box. Thar she blows!

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Oh, and again, on Adelaide!

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Here’s one of those ever-prominent New York cabs. This one…

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…is parked on Victoria Street, outside the King Eddie.

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Not far away is this Pizzaiolo, on Yonge.

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Two lovely quiet spots in the same neighbourhood: this little parkette is located just north of King Street.

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And somewhat more prominent is this spot…

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…the Cloud Gardens.

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Suits goes to an awful lot of restaurants and, we confess, we don’t recognize every single one. This is a fancy joint, for example.

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We don’t get invited to a lot of cool parties but we’re still pretty sure it’s The Chase.

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The 14th episode of the season starts with lawyer Louis Litt trying to catch a cab.

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As we can see, he’s right across from his fictional office (at the Bay Adelaide Centre), outside the Trump Hotel…

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…on Bay.

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We don’t get a good wide shot of this race track…

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…but we’re pretty sure it’s Woodbine.

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Then, quickly back to the Financial District…

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…a bit outside First Canadian Place.

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And, speaking of familiar locations…

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…we’re once again outside the King Eddie. Really, we hope the cast and crew stay here, ’cause they barely leave the joint.

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Speaking of eateries we can’t identify for certain…

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…there’s this handsome (but tightly framed!) bar.

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And this…

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…backroom casino with a distinctive (but not distinctive enough!) chandelier. The architecture suggests perhaps something in the Distillery.

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This one’s a bit easier, as we’ve seen it before…

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…it’s Aria, right beside the Air Canada Centre.

That’s the third season, but a fourth already aired and a fifth is coming soon. They may be in post-production by now, but if you think you see something filming in the Financial District (especially by the King Eddie!) it may just be the fine folks at Suits.

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