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Movie set turns Victoria neighbourhoods into New York City

Another Hallmark movie is currently shooting in Greater Victoria

Victoria has been the stand-in city for many TV and film locations, and now we can add New York City to the list.

Front Street Pictures was on location in Oak Bay Tuesday morning shooting a made-for-TV movie currently titled The Wedding Dance.

Despite the lack of skyscrapers, population and traffic density — okay, maybe Victoria has its own traffic problems — production crews were able to turn a local flower shop into the setting for the Hallmark movie.

The location for Tuesday’s shoot was Oak Bay’s Thorn & Thistle flower shop. It had expanded its business late last year and moved into the corner store location that had been home to Casey’s Market for the previous 80 years.

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When the movie premieres, the shop’s location at the corner of Central and St. Patrick will be a prominent part of the film as that’s where the happy couple buy their wedding flowers, before getting married at the Victoria Golf Club.

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