Durham’s Perfect Selfie Spots for Film and TV Lovers
Aug 04, 2021 •
Did you know that the downtowns of Durham have a lot of spots that are low-key famous? We don't just mean "local" famous; we're talking award-winning, Hollywood, rock star/movie star-level famous.
Have you ever noticed many celebrities wear a hat and sunglasses in photos, kind of like a disguise? We can’t really blame them for wanting to be low-key when grabbing a latte in their neighbourhood. Did you know that the downtowns of Durham have a lot of spots that are low-key famous? We don’t just mean “local” famous; we’re talking award-winning, Hollywood, rock star/movie star-level famous. Most locals already know that the award-winning show “Schitt’s Creek” did most of their shooting in and around Durham, but did you know we’ve been home to shoots for productions like “12 Monkeys”, “Hannibal”, “American Gods”, and more? That the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, and Meryl Streep have filmed in the streets of downtown Orono? Our downtowns are full of perfect selfie spots for film and TV lovers.
If you’re a fan, you may already know some of these spots, but we’re kind of hoping some of them are delightful surprises to you— just like they were to us.
NOTE: At the time of publishing, Durham Region and the Province of Ontario are in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen; the Province’s three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures, based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators. Residents are encouraged to follow health guidance when safely exploring their local communities, wash hands frequently, wear a mask and physically distance from others.