In 2019, Netflix came to Cobourg’s Downtown and filmed parts of season 1 of Ginny and Georgia and from February 22 to 25, they will be back again – filming parts of Season 2. In October 2019 Kara Euale made a presentation to the DBIA about filming; she provided details of the benefits of this kind of disruption – her Powerpoint is in Resources below. It’s not just the fees paid but also the publicity which attracts tourists. This time, there will be approximately 120 crew members, 100 background performers and 40 production trucks. They will film in Victoria Park, in front of Victoria Hall and along King Street West from Third Street to Hibernia Street. Some roads will be closed and some parking lots fully or partly occupied – see details below.
About the Film
Ginny & Georgia is a mother-daughter coming of age series featuring Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howy (The Passage). Ginny & Georgia centers on Ginny Miller, a 15-year-old who often feels more mature than her free-spirited 30-year-old mother Georgia Miller. Netflix announced that 52 million subscribers watched the first season of the series for the first 28 days after its release in 2021.
Because the film is set in an American Town (fictitious Wellsbury, Massachusetts), we’ll see American flags flying in place of Canadian flags in the filming locations, including from the Victoria Hall building and in Victoria Park. And if it’s like the last time, we’ll also see U.S. mailboxes. The photo at top-right was taken in October 2019 – note the “Wellsbury” signs. There’s more photos in the previous posts – see links below.
- Filming preparation will take place Tuesday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Filming will take place on Thursday, February 24th, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Tear down will take place Friday, February 25th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There’s no word of plan B if there’s a snow storm!
Temporary Road Closures and Traffic Stoppages (February 24)
- Third Street Closure (with local access). King Street to Albert Street, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- King Street West. Hibernia Street to Third Street, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Intermittent traffic stoppages on Queen Street West, McGill Street to Church Street, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Intermittent traffic stoppages on King Street West, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cobourg Police Services will be working directly with the production company to ensure safety and traffic control.
Film Production Vehicles Parking Areas
These are best seen from the two maps provided. Unfortunately one of them is upside down – map 2 shows north at the bottom and south at the top. Weird. Doubly confusing since Map 1 is normal. Click to enlarge.
The town said in their announcement:
Parking meters that will be put out of use for filming will be paid for by G2G Series 2 Inc. for all the time used. The Town of Cobourg is working closely with the production team to ensure they are meeting all Town of Cobourg requirements and COVID restrictions.
G2G Series 2 Inc. thanks you for your cooperation and consideration while it films in Cobourg. Please call Cobourg’s Community Events Coordinator Jackie Chapman Davis at 905-373-7976 with any questions or concerns. This project is supported by the Town of Cobourg and the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA).
The previous filming was in Summer and Fall and not in winter or the Covid-19 era – it will be interesting to see what will change.
Cobourg News Blog posts
- Filming in Cobourg – report on Kara Euale’s presentation to DBIA (link below) – includes fees the Town charges and more – 20 October 2019
- Netflix back in Town – 8 October 2019 – second visit – includes 5 photos
- Netflix comes to Cobourg – 29 August 2019 – includes 9 photos
Town of Cobourg page
- Filming in Cobourg – instructions for anyone wanting to Film in Cobourg.