Tory says the contents of the shoot – which has since been cancelled – only came to light in the past day when producers notified those in the area.
He says he spoke with the producer of “The Boys” this morning, and he recognized that the attack continues to traumatize neighbourhood residents.
Tory says it would have been incredibly insensitive for the shoot to go ahead.
Willowdale coun. John Filion told Global News Radio 640 Toronto when he heard about the shoot, he immediately got on the phone to try and cancel it.
“I was like astonished and alarmed,” he said. “I was thinking of the loved ones of the victim’s and all the people who work in the office buildings who I know are still traumatized.”
Filion called the location choice “inappropriate” and a “really bad judgement call.”
The show, co-produced by Amazon Studios for the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform, is currently shooting its second season in Toronto.
City spokesman Brad Ross says staff will be reviewing their processes to make sure that film permits take into consideration whether violent crimes have taken place in certain locations.
Alek Minassian, the man accused in the van attack, is facing trial in February 2020 on 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.
Amazon Prime Video said they would provide comment on the scene later today.