A cool list of films that were filmed in Toronto (though taking place in many different cities, from San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, to Los Angeles and New York).
Included is one of my favourite holiday movies, A Christmas Story:
When all goes wrong, the family does a Christmas dinner at the local Chinese restaurant. In this case, it’s the former Chop Suey Palace at 744 Gerrard, now home to Batifole. You can see what the frontage looks like these days at their website.
Basically, all the film’s interiors were were shot at 793 Pharmacy Avenue, once home to Magder studios. SCTV was among the other tenants there.