Vampire Sighting: Robert Pattinson spotted filming at Ossington hot spot The Lakeview

Vampire Sighting: Robert Pattinson spotted filming at Ossington hot spot The Lakeview

Robert Pattinson stops service at The Lakeview (Image: Matt MacGillivray and Twilight) 

Director David Cronenberg is making good use of Toronto hot spots while shooting Cosmopolis in our city for the next two months—this week, Robert Pattinson graced popular Ossington and Dundas restaurant The Lakeview for several days of filming, which meant security was tight on the downtown set as bystanders looked on, unable to order their smoked meat sandwiches and peameal bacon–adorned poutine. The use of a downtown locale means Toronto fans are all aflutter over RPattz’s whereabouts, posting his filming schedule days in advance and tweeting pictures of the set. One fan even posted this video on YouTube, appropriately labelled “Robert Pattinson walking in Toronto.” Groundbreaking stuff, really.

The Dundas and Ossington set came complete with several N.Y.C. taxis (the film itself is set in New York, where production will move later in the summer) and the famous white limo that graces the cover of DeLillo’s novel. We wonder where Cronenberg will send the cast next—perhaps The Drake, which was featured in Bruce McDonald’s This Movie is Broken or Bloor Street’s Sonic Boom and Lee’s Palace, which were easily recognizable in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? Either way, we’re sure we’ll know days in advance where Cosmopolis is shooting next, thanks to the magic of the Interweb Twihard fandemonium.