Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brampton, Ontario
The first episode of Fringe had a special connection for many of us.
A lot of scenes were filmed in a building I worked within for many years. In March of 1989, I joined the computer department of Peel Memorial Hospital, in Brampton, Ontario. The outside shots of a hospital were of PMH, which has been closed since October 2007 when we moved all patients to the new Brampton Civic Hospital.
Several of the inside shots of a medical facility were also from PMH. In all, there were eight scenes from PMH within the show.
However - the outside shots show tall buildings behind the building. Those do not exist, they have been added in post production. Guess they wanted you to think the hospital was within a much larger metropolis.
Enjoy the shots while you can. I am not sure if the Ministry of Health has decided how to redevelop the facility. Given the age of some parts of the facility, it is pretty sure that whatever is done, it will look very very different, with some parts gone completely.
I am not 100% sure, but wasn't the car chase done on the Lakeshore, underneath the Gardiner Expressway?