While there are some places in Canada that look as though they were taken right out of a movie set, other places in our beautiful country are often used as the shooting location for many amazing productions. For example, the town of Unionville, Ontario's shows and movies filmed include Schitt's Creek and Gilmore Girls.
The town of Unionville is located not too far outside of Toronto, roughly a 30-minute drive north of the 6ix if you follow the Don Valley Parkway. Although you may not have heard of it, Unionville has actually been the home of several film sets over the years.
In 2018, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick's A Simple Favor included some shots that were filmed on Main Street Unionville. Other films shot here include In the Mouth of Madness, Repo Men, The Fox, and Defining Moments.
If you look at photos of Unionville, you'll notice that the town has somewhat of a "whimsical" feel to it — almost like something you'd see on a magical Christmas card. This aura is exactly why movies like Love You Like Christmas and Will You Merry Me? were also filmed in the area.
Because it's so small, Unionville is considered something of a hidden gem, but if you make a visit to the town, you may just spot a celebrity on set.
As if all the wonderful movies we mentioned weren't already enough, a few of your favourite shows have also made the trek to Unionville for shooting before as well.
In the second season of Suits, an episode called "Normandy" shows Patrick and Scotty supposedly strolling through Manhattan. As it turns out though, filming didn't take place in New York at all — the duo was casually strolling around the quiet town of Unionville.
If you're a big Gilmore Girls fan, take a moment to look back on season one. Is Stars Hollow beginning to look familiar? That's because the show used Main Street Unionville as its set before one was made on the Warner Brother's set.
Arguably one of the most popular shows to come out of Canada would have to be Schitt's Creek, and as it turns out, the series touched Unionville in its day as well.
Back in 2016, the Unionville Main Street Facebook page was happy to boast that the town had lent itself to the cast and crew for the filming of the show's fourth episode.
Next time you find yourself in the GTA, be sure to pencil in a trip to Unionville and see how many familiar movie set spots you can find while you explore.