The City of Cambridge welcomes film productions large and small! We have many great filming locations for you to discover and explore. All filming in Cambridge must meet the regulations of our Special Event Policy and the Regional Film By-law. This ensures the safety and consideration of our residents, businesses and motorists.
The City of Cambridge is registered with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), which offers promotional resources and other services to help production companies select Ontario sites for their film projects. If you don't find what you're looking for on the OMDC site, feel free to contact our office to discuss your needs. Our knowledgeable staff are aware of the numerous assets in Cambridge, just waiting for the opportunity to be discovered!
All projects, regardless of size, must complete a Production Information Sheet. This form allows our staff to ensure the appropriate parties are aware of your project and there are no conflicts with upcoming festivals, events or roadwork. If your project will affect city streets, parking or other municipal assets, you will need to apply for a film permit before you can start your film production in Cambridge. Apply for your permit at least 15 business days before you plan to start filming. If your project involves a road closure or hazardous activities, such as gunfire, vehicle stunts or extreme special effects, a longer approval period may be necessary.
Have shorter filming timeline? Contact our office to discuss your proposal and we'll do our best to accommodate your project.
The City of Cambridge Economic Development Division helps you throughout the application process. You need to have a project outline available for review, including proposed number of filming days, potential road closure requests, parking needs and a project timeline.
View our Production Companies' Checklist to learn more.
Previous productions filmed in Cambridge include:
- The Handmaid's Tale (scheduled to air in April 2017)
- American Gods (scheduled to air in 2017)
- Flatliners (anticipated release in August 2017)
- State Like Sleep
- Terrific Trucks Save Christmas
- 11/22/63 (Stephen King Miniseries)
- Murdoch Mysteries
- Silent Hill 2
- Heroes Reborn
- 12 Monkeys
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