Special Alert: During this Pandemic, please do NOT visit Goodwood. It is a small town, and some residents are Immuno-compromised. They need to feel safe in their homes and community. Please stay away until this is long past us.
Schitt’s Creek started slowly but has become an international sensation thanks in large part to streaming on Netflix. The comedy stars legendary Canadian actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, along with Dan Levy and Annie Murphy.
Schitt’s Creek is produced in Canada and airs on CBC. In the US, it airs on Pop TV and streams worldwide on Netflix. The show is filmed in and around Toronto, which is a major production hub. If you are in the area, you can also visit locations from Hairspray, Stephen King’s It, and A Christmas Story. The interior scenes from Schitt’s Creek are filmed on a soundstage, and exterior shots use numerous nearby locations in Ontario.
The small town of Goodwood, Ontario depicts the town of Schitt’s Creek. Filming takes place all around the town, with numerous buildings featured in the show.
In the centre of town is the shop used as the Rose Apothecary. This shop is also used for interior locations. I had a chance to speak to the shop owner, who told me the production completely empties her store and puts up a fake back wall for filming. The shop is actually a wool shop, and only open on select days.
This is also where you will find the Cafe Tropical, where many scenes take place. Please keep in mind only exterior shots were filmed here, an all interior shots were filmed on a soundstage. This building is actually a private residence, so please be respectful.
On the other side of the highway you will find Bob’s Garage and gas station. This building is not actually a gas station, and just dressed as such for filming.
Schitt’s Creek Town Hall
Just down the road from the Garage is the Goodwood Lions Club. This is used as the Schitt’s Creek town hall. It is right next to a set of train tracks which have also been featured on the show.
Roland Schitt’s House
On Front street, just down from the Cafe Tropical, is the house of mayor Roland Schitt, and his wife Jocelyn. Numerous scenes have been filmed outside this house.
Herb Ertlinger Winery
Outside of Goodwood, the nearby town of Stouffville is home to Applewood Farm. This location is featured as Herb Ertlinger Winery on the show. In the first season Moira films a commercial at the winery and becomes increasingly drunk.
The winery is featured again in season 6, when Moira and David try to pick out a wine to be named after Moira. The wine tasting doesn’t go so well and Johnny and Patrick have to drive over and bring them home.
The Vet Clinic
Nearby, also in Stouffville, is Ted’s veterinary clinic. This is an real Vet office attached to a residential house. It is located along Main street, in the main part of the town. If you stop by, make sure you visit the Fickle Pickle for lunch. This is a cute family-run restaurant with great food.
The Rosebud Motel
The location of the Rosebud Motel is quite far from the town of Goodwood. It is located about an hour away, in Mono, Ontario. The motel appears to be completely abandoned, and there was no signage when I visited. In fact, the front door of the main office was even left open.
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