Filming Notification - July 28-30, 2020

Posted on Monday July 27, 2020

Some of you may notice Christmas decorations springing up in various places throughout the Galt core area – no, we aren’t preparing for Christmas in July, but we are welcoming back the film industry with a project that was originally scheduled to take place in March!

“Letters” is a tongue in cheek take on Christmas movies with a dark twist, however the sentiment that love conquers all plays a central theme in this project.  This is a smaller scale domestic film shoot, and we anticipate the impact to be fairly minimal on the surrounding road infrastructure.  There will be some horror elements involved that may be disturbing to some, in the vicinity of Main Street.  Shooting of these scenes will be taking place in the evenings, and the City is requiring that all visually disturbing props are covered when filming is not occurring to minimize the impact on surrounding residents/businesses.  

As noted above - this is a domestic production, involving Canadian talent and crews.  We kindly request that the public assists the production company by maintaining physical distancing near the proposed film location.

Hero locations:

•            Main Street (Lower block) - filming July 29 through 30, 2020 in the afternoon/evening

Anticipated Impacts:

•            Set dressing will begin Tuesday, July 28 and may involve faux snow, Christmas decorations, and various horror elements in the area noted above

•            No road closures or intermittent stoppages are being proposed as part of this project

•            All set dressing will be wrapped out on July 31, 2020 by 5:00pm

•            Late evening filming is proposed on all days.  No noise or light spill is anticipated to disturb area residents

Parking:

•            The Beverly Street Parking lot will be utilized for basecamp and crew parking

•            On street parking will be reserved on Main St between Water and Ainslie Street

Special Effects:

•            Faux Snow

•            Potentially disturbing “Christmas” decorations

Stage 2 of the province's plan identified that Film and Television Industry activities are permitted to resume, as long as physical distancing/wearing masks is maintained between all individuals on set and considered when organizing the layout of the set. All companies operating in Ontario are required to have a COVID-19 plan in place for their production.

Safety protocols and additional measures will be in place to protect crews and the broader community. 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.  More information may be found on the Ontario Creates website at ONreadytoroll.ca.

We are anticipating this to be a fun project with minimal impacts, and again are grateful to our community partners for assisting us with this project.  If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at invest@cambridge.ca or (519) 740-4685, ext 4724.