Movie production in Brockville will see street closures, parking and bus changes over next few weeks

Photo via City of Brockville

Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a random winter wonderland in Brockville over the coming weeks.

Court House Avenue is about to be temporarily transformed for an upcoming film production. A media release from the city did not indicate what sort of movie is being filmed, or if any well known stars are expected, but Brockvilleist has reached out to the city to try and find out more information.

The release explains that production crews will begin setting up for their shoot starting on the morning of Saturday, April 20, and the area will remain in use until May 11.

While production takes place, the area will remain off limits to the public.

The area will be off limits to the public during production, which includes blocking off the streets surrounding Court House Avenue, and implementing detour routes for traffic approaching the area from the north.

Street closures will be in place starting Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m., and will include:

  • William Street at Pearl Street West, to Court Terrace, follow Detour Route signage around this area
  • Court House Avenue East and West (both sides) from Court House Square to King Street
  • Court House Square, to Wall Street, to Pearl Street West, to William Street

During the filming period, parking will not be permitted on George Street from Court House Terrace to Buell Street, or on Pine Street from Wall Street to Garden Street.

The City Transit transfer stop at Court House Avenue will be moved to George Street (between Court House Terrace and Buell Street) approximately 100 metres west of its current location, during the production timeframe.

“Please use caution when approaching these areas, and respect all road closures, posted detour signage, no parking signs, and other production notices,” the city advises residents.

The release explains that screen-based production is a year round industry that supports Brockville’s hotel and hospitality sectors, particularly in the tourism off season and shoulder seasons when vacancy rates are higher.

“The creative industry is a growing industry that has proven itself during the pandemic to be a stable economic driver for communities that have the capacity to support these screen productions,” the city says. “Attracting these productions leads to talent attraction, growth of the local creative industry, and supports local businesses and industry.”

To facilitate this production, the Clock Tower Bell Chime from City Hall will be disconnected as of Friday, April 19 to prevent untimely sounds from interrupting filming, and the crosswalk chirping at the intersection of King Street and Broad Street will be turned off during the production.

“We thank everyone for their understanding and hope that you will join us in giving a warm welcome to the production team,” the city says.

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