Why Are So Many HGTV Shows Filmed In Canada, Eh?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image89
    Rock_njposted 10 years ago

    Why Are So Many HGTV Shows Filmed In Canada, Eh?  Just curious.  I love HGTV.  Anyone know many of their shows are filmed in Canada?  The Toronto area seems to be a place they are often doing shows.

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      Mike Dugasposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not many Canadians use "eh" anymore. In fact no one under 25 uses it at all in Canada.

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        Beth37posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That makes me a little sad.

      2. bikesbikesbikes profile image78
        bikesbikesbikesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No way! The 'eh' is alive and well! Probably depends on where in the country you're from. 

        To non-Canadians who want to get in on the 'eh' goodness, learn to use it properly! It usually means "do you agree?". So saying "I'm Canadian eh?" is nonsense.

        However, if you were to say "It's cold in Canada, eh?", then it's clear you know what you're talking aboot!

  2. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 10 years ago

    What is HGTV?

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      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Home and Garden I think... odd that we both were too lazy too google.

      1. Rock_nj profile image89
        Rock_njposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, Home and Garden Television (HGTV).  It's fun to watch people look for homes, especially in other countries and other parts of the U.S.  Also, I like the home renovation shows.  I was just wondering why so many of the shows are produced in Canada?

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          Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Possibly it's cheaper to film there, maybe weather related, cooler summers etc. Or possibly you are watching the Canadian version. Maybe that saves them from having to make new episodes. I don't know. I did however google this for you. smile

          "In 1997, Canwest and Scripps Networks launched a Canadian version of HGTV as a Category 2 specialty channel. Canwest's stake in the channel was acquired by Shaw Media in 2010, following parent company Shaw Communications' acquisition of Canwest's broadcasting and cable assets.
          The Canadian version features much of the same programming as the U.S. channel, along with some domestically produced programs to fulfill Canadian content requirements. Conversely, some Canadian produced shows also air in the United States including Love It or List It, Property Brothers and Brother Vs. Brother."


  3. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 10 years ago

    I think it is nice that someone is interested in Canadian television.

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      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      lol. You kill me.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

    Lots of TV shows (scripted and "reality") are shot in Canada. Toronto is a frequent stand-in for New York City in cop shows.
    Most, if not all, of SyFy Channel's "original series" (Warehouse 13, Lost Girl, etc.) are shot there.

    1. Rock_nj profile image89
      Rock_njposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I loved that Jackie Chan movie that was set in New York, but had big mountains in the background because it was filmed in Vancouver.  I do know they like to use Toronto as a New York setting because being an eastern Canadian city it looks more like New York.

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        Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Really? All that research and endless pontificating I did on your behalf cause you absolutely had to know why they filmed so many HGTV shows in Canada and not one thank you?! How dare you sir! Good day!

        1. Rock_nj profile image89
          Rock_njposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I just wanted to know if anyone knew firsthand why, but what you provided explains it pretty well.  Thanks for finding and sharing that information!

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            Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            You're welcome. (I can sleep soundly now.)

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 9 years ago

    I recently saw a news blurb that said that most movies (or shows) aren't shot in California or Hollywood anymore.  The biggest ones are (some state like Iowa), Canada, New York,  They stated that it was due to less production costs and less stringent legal requirements.

  6. JessBraz profile image91
    JessBrazposted 9 years ago

    I also love HGTV. I watch it all the time (I'm also Canadian... and just for the record, I'm older than 25 and still say eh? a lot.. smile

    The reasons already listed about it being cheaper to film in Canada is probably the main reason why so many shows are filmed here.. A lot of those shows on HGTV are about real estate, maybe because Vancouver and Toronto have such a hot (and overpriced!) real estate market, it makes for a lot of filming opportunities??

    What are your favourite shows on HGTV?
    I'm a big fan of House Hunters, and Holmes on Holmes. I love Mike Holmes. lol. He does such a great job of fixing up previous contractors crappy jobs.. I'm currently house hunting for my first home and I like to learn about what things to watch out for when I go to open houses. smile


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