The above bit of information I learned yesterday. My reaction was at odds with the data: What? If that's the case then why is it a rarity for me to stumble upon a film shoot?
I'm a big walker and I can't remember the last time I bumped into a parked trail of film location wagons. In the late 1980s, through the 1990s, and into the early 2000s, film companies on location was a common sight in the great city of Toronto. Back in those years I worked full-time in post production areas. A regular rhythm: movies-of-the-week (MOWs); television commercials; feature films; and television series. When I worked in "opticals" I often dropped film off at the labs at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning.
Friends of mine still work full-time in the biz; it's not the same, but for some reason Toronto is the most popular filmimg location.