Adam Sandler has a bit of a love affair going on with our fair city, and we couldn’t be happier! With a long history of filming some of his best movies right in Toronto, he also made sure to add us to his limited comedy tour this year.
It all began with his 1995 classic Billy Madison, which he filmed all over Ontario with locations in Oshawa, Stouffville and Toronto, including Northern Secondary School and Black Creek Pioneer Village.
This past year, Sandler brought his whole family back to the city to film You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. The teen comedy starred his two daughters, Sunny and Sadie, as his movie daughters, and his wife played a role in the film too — which means the whole family spent months in Toronto and elsewhere in the province. The film scored 91 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and got plenty of love from international and, of course, Canadian audiences — we’re always happy to see our cities featured!
Filming locations included Synagogue Beth Tzedec Congregation Temple and Hudson’s Bay at Sherway Gardens in Toronto; FIORI Oakville; Elora Quarry Conservation Area; and Markville Secondary School in Unionville. While in the city, Sandler was a regular Torontonian — he played basketball at a local basketball court with kids, stopped by Summer’s for ice cream, shopped around Yorkville and more.
And this month, he returns again! His I Missed You comedy tour features just 25 stops, and of course he had to make room for his beloved Toronto on Nov. 7. We’re one of only two Canadian stops (he also visited Vancouver), so we’re feeling very special. Don’t worry, Adam — this love affair is mutual!