Cameras are set to roll in Cambridge!

Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2020

The film industry in Ontario is resuming as part of the Province’s reopening plan, and Cambridge residents and business owners can expect to see filming crews within the community starting this summer and into the fall.

“Cambridge has many assets that are desirable to the film industry – including historic buildings and bridges in our three downtown core areas and beautiful natural landscapes such as the Grand and Speed Rivers,” said Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “We have been working with the film industry for quite some time and are looking forward to welcoming them back to the community and adding another spark to our local economy.”

Safety protocols and additional measures are in place to protect crews and the broader community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Full health and safety guidelines are available online at the Film Safety website, where you can find links to all current industry guidelines.  These protocols were developed in cooperation with the relevant unions, guilds and various levels of government, and have been endorsed by the Ministry of Labour and Public Health Ontario.

The City will continue to inform the community of any road closures or disruptions for specific filming projects through our website subscription list and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), as needed. Additional notice within the immediate area will be given wherever possible. 

Filming also brings opportunities for sector growth in Cambridge, leading to an increased demand for local businesses to support the industry, benefiting our community as a whole.

The City of Cambridge is registered with the Ontario Film Commission (Ontario Creates), which offers promotional resources and other services to help production companies select Ontario sites for their film projects.  Ontario Creates has recently launched their industry recovery website, www.ONreadytoroll.ca, which offers helpful resources including a framework for reopening and health and safety guidelines.

For further information on filming in Cambridge, visit www.cambridge.ca/Filming or contact the INVEST Cambridge Office by email at invest@cambridge.ca or by phone at 519-740-4685.