Seeing because the city of Schitt’s Creek is (devastatingly) fictional, you’ll be able to’t precisely name up Stevie Budd to guide an in a single day keep on the Rosebud Motel or sip tea with Twyla Sands at Café Tropical in actual life. However you can go to the varied areas the place Schitt’s Creek was filmed, which devoted followers of the present steadily do.
Whereas most of the sitcom’s inside scenes have been shot in varied studios throughout Toronto, a lot of the exterior scenes have been captured in a quaint Canadian city referred to as Goodwood, Ontario, simply north of Toronto. (A reasonably becoming identify for such a healthful sequence, would not you say?) In truth, the buildings that remodeled into Rose Apothecary, Bob’s Storage, and Café Tropical for the present are all located on the identical intersection, with the city corridor and Mayor Roland Schitt’s blue home situated simply down the road. In the meantime, the Rosebud Motel constructing is on Hockley Street in Orangeville, Ontario.
In a 2019 interview with CBC, Schitt’s Creek cocreator and star Dan Levy reminisced about bringing his present to life in Goodwood. “I keep in mind season 1, we needed to method this city and inform them, ‘You’ll be Schitt’s Creek.’ And I believe it took lots of blind religion on the a part of the city to consider us after we mentioned, ‘We shall be doing this place justice and we shall be honouring small-town life in your metropolis.'” And it seems like Goodwood’s residents — of which there are lower than 700 — have been on board ever since. “They’d arrange their garden chairs on their entrance lawns and watch us shoot throughout the road,” fellow star and cocreator Eugene Levy — Dan’s father — told 92Y Talks. “They’d stand across the screens within the director’s sales space and really remark . . . ‘You positive you need to maintain this?'” Hah!
Now, earlier than you pull up Google Maps and plan out your pilgrimage to Goodwood and Orangeville, it might be most secure to chorus from flocking there in your most interesting Moira Rose-esque wig simply but. Earlier this yr, Dan urged fans to not visit Goodwood amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The cities the place we shot Schitt’s Creek have been so beautiful and accommodating to us,” the actor tweeted. “Please present them the identical respect. Visiting proper now’s a menace to the residents’ well being and security.” To tide you over within the meantime, take a digital tour forward to see what Café Tropical, Rose Apothecary, and extra Schitt’s Creek landmarks appear like IRL.