Movie to be shot in downtown Orangeville

September 25, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

Downtown Orangeville is being transformed into a winter wonderland a few months early this year as a Canadian film company prepares to shoot scenes for a new Christmas movie on Broadway and Mill St.

Work crews have been busy installing fake snow and Christmas decorations across the downtown core since Monday (Sept. 21) to set the scene for ‘Ice Wine Christmas’, produced by Cineflix – the company behind popular TV shows such as American Pickers, Property Brothers and Air Crash Investigation. 

Mill St. will be closed between Broadway and Armstrong/Little York St. from 10 a.m. on Friday until noon on Saturday to accommodate for extensive filming. Some scenes will also be shot today on the north side of Broadway in the afternoon, and then at Mill Square Park in the evening. 

Dufferin County has become a popular hub for TV and movie producers in recent years. The motel featured in the hugely popular Canadian TV show Schitt’s Creek, which ended following a successful six-season stint earlier this year, is based on Hockley Road in Mono. Film crews spent a considerable amount of time shooting in the area since the show’s launch in 2015. 

The Mill St. library and a few downtown homes and businesses, including local eatery Rustik Restaurant, served as the backdrop for scenes for Slasher, an eight-episode horror series produced by Shaftesbury Films. The show was released on Netflix in 2019. 

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