These movies and TV shows were filmed in Burlington in 2023

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Published December 14, 2023 at 2:23 pm

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Some parts of Reacher were filmed in Burlington this year - IMDb photo

Drama. Sports. Adventure. Reality TV. 

Those aren’t words that would come to mind automatically when you think about Burlington but believe it or not (and we’re sure you do), movies and TV shows about fugitives, athletes, young adults and precocious toddlers running errands all have one thing in common: They’ve all been filmed in Burlington this year. 

The only city in the Halton region is, much like other GTA municipalities, a common spot for film shoots and a number of productions were filmed in the city in 2023. 

According to the city’s 2023 Arts and Culture report, Burlington’s festival and events team–which the report says “ensures the safety and comfort of residents, businesses and motorists during shooting–fielded 39 unique filming inquiries this year and facilitated 10 permits. 

A city spokesperson told inhalton.com that the following projects were shot in the city this year:

  • Reacher (season two): Scenes for the popular Amazon Prime drama were filmed at the Burlington Executive Airport
  • The Madness: The team behind the Netflix thriller also filmed scenes at the Burlington Executive Airport 
  • A commercial for WNBA was filmed at Tansley Woods Park
  • A photoshoot for the Starlight Foundation Bear Campaign took place at Spencer Smith Park
  • How I Got Here (season two): A fast-paced adventure series that shows young people reconnecting with their roots by travelling to their parents’ home countries was filmed in the city. 
  • A Fortune For Christmas filmed scenes in North Burlington
  • Old Enough, a Japanese reality show depicting toddlers carrying out everyday tasks, filmed two episodes in Burlington
  • On two occasions, Sheridan College students filmed projects in Burlington at CityView Park and Spencer Smith Park 

A city spokesperson said the films have an estimated economic impact (as declared by the production company) to Burlington of $210,000.

The city has been home to a number of big productions over the years. Recently, Nicolas Cage was spotted around time while filming Dream Scenario, a dark comedy that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. The film also featured Burlington actress Jessica Clement, who plays his daughter

Clement hosted a screening of the film at the SilverCity Burlington theatre. Russell Williams restaurant on Plains Rd. is featured in the movie, as are some local homes that were used for interior scenes.

Spencer Smith Park has also appeared in an X-Men movie.

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