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CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) at LHSC (London Health Sciences Centre) offers an extraordinary and technologically advanced facility, providing a unique and inspiring backdrop for filmmakers seeking an exceptional filming location. The specialized environment at CSTAR, equipped with state-of-the-art medical and research equipment, delivers a modern and futuristic atmosphere ideal for various film genres, including science fiction, medical dramas, and documentaries. Its meticulously designed rooms and labs replicate real-world medical environments, featuring accurate details such as surgical instruments, medical devices, patient monitors, and diagnostic tools. These elements contribute to the visual authenticity of your production, enhancing its credibility and impact on the audience. CSTAR boasts a diverse range of adaptable spaces, from operating rooms and research labs to conference rooms and reception areas, accommodating various scenes and requirements for your production. Located in London, Ontario, the facility is easily accessible from Toronto and well-connected to other key film industry locations in Ontario and the Northeastern United States. At CSTAR, filmmakers will find easy access to on-site parking and may use the building’s service entry and elevators to make moving equipment in and out of the building simple and efficient. On-site technical staff available to assist with any issues or inquiries related to the facility’s equipment will help ensure a smooth and uninterrupted filming process. By choosing CSTAR at LHSC as your filming location, you gain access to an exceptional setting that can bring your creative vision to life. The facility’s captivating atmosphere, adaptable spaces, and convenience make it an ideal choice for filmmakers aiming to create truly memorable and immersive cinematic experiences.


Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.