It’s been pretty quiet on the ‘Pacific Rim’ front for a while. Guillermo del Toro began shooting his Legendary Pictures monster flick on November 14th, but the majority of the shoot has been on sound stages, so we’ve been unable to attain any sort of sneak peeks. That is, until today.

The production has moved to the great white north and has started to make Toronto, Canada look like Tokyo, Japan. A Canadian news team got the chance to walk around the set and /Film has the video. Check out what Del Toro and the gang did to the streets of Toronto.

For those of you who are unaware, ‘Pacific Rim’ is supposed to pay homage to the classic giant monster films from the 50s and 60s. In the film, humungous aliens invade the Earth and the planet fights back by using giant robots of their own. At Comic-Con last year, Del Toro had this to say about his new project:

“There’s much more to it than the giant monsters and giant robots. We want to make it a big what if: what would happen in the real world if a twenty-five story thing came out of the sea and started destroying cities? How would the world change? What weapons do we need to develop to fight a thing like that? It’s not a fantastic distant future to which we have no relationship. We wanted to make it in the now.”

‘Pacific Rim’ will invade theaters in 2013 and it stars Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Ron Perlman.