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Happy Birthday Month Canada!

Did you know Swedish Fish are a Canadian thing? Just like buttertarts, Halls throat lozenges, Nanaimo bars and ketchup chips. 

In honour of this country’s birthday, I have been thinking of things that are, well, Canadian. Recently I was visiting a friend at her shop in Port Hope, Ontario, (My Sister’s Closet Boutique) and I chanced upon a full blown American invasion. It turns out the town was temporarily converted into a film set of the fictional town of Derry, Maine for the remake of Stephen King’s It. Did you read that book or see the original movie? I did. Scary stuff. I think the new movie is set to release early next year. 

Last fall my husband and I were driving home past a historical landmark in our neighbourhood and we saw this, (NOTE: it is not real – this is a tv set! Although we didn’t know that at first glimpse.):

canadian content 12 monkies

It turns out to be part of the set for season 2 of a show based on the movie 12 Monkies. The crew had left for the day and you could see bodies from the road. It was interesting, really freaky – and REALLY close to home.

Anyway, that got me thinking of how much time we spend watching shows and movies that appear to take place in the United States but are actually filmed up here. This is a list of some of the ones I like to watch on Netflix that have been filmed in or around Canada:

Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove Canadian Content

This show is filmed primarily in Toronto but also Port Perry and Hamilton

The 100

The 100 Canadian Content

Looks like this is a Vancouver and North Vancouver set

Degrassi

Degrassi Canadian Content

Everyone knows this is filmed in the Toronto area

Suits

Suits - Canadian Content

Toronto, Toronto and more Toronto

Hannibal

Hannibal Canadian Content

Toronto, Toronto and more Toronto

Dark Matter

Dark Matter Canadian Content

You’ll see this in and around Toronto, Hamilton and Etobicoke

Schitts Creek

Schitts Creek Canadian Content

Unionville, Toronto and Orangeville have hosted this one

Shadow Hunters

Shadow Hunters Canadian Content

In and around Toronto

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls Canadian Content

And I bet you didn’t know that the Gilmore Girls first episode was partially filmed up here too? Yep. 

So pick a Netflix show and check out where it was filmed, (and I didn’t even mention any of the amazing Canadian talent on both sides of the cameras.)

Feel good about supporting our industry with the Canadian content you see while bingeing your heart out! 


This post is based entirely on my personal opinion. I was not paid to write it however I am a Netflix Ambassador, dedicated to spreading the news about how awesome it is to have Netflix in my life. 

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