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Beautiful, artistic venue in London’s historic Old East Village.

Designed with an eye to both sustainability and art, featuring reclaimed original wood floors and custom-built tables, reclaimed copper-clad bar, exposed yellow brick wall, bespoke metal sculptural lighting, large north-facing windows.

Well-suited to staging cafe/restaurant/bar/concerts/yoga studio/board room etc. scenes, with an exposed yellow brick wall as a great backdrop.

The Root Cellar Upstairs venue is located above 621/623 Dundas Street (the location of the former Root Cellar restaurant, now Dough EV Cafe & Bakery).

Wooden chairs, small tables, bar stools, bar tables available for staging various layouts.

The Root Cellar Upstairs venue is accessed via an internal staircase off Dundas Street of approx. 20 stairs with a handrail (with backdoor loading off Marshall Street via exterior staircase).



Photography credits: cover image by Mariam Waliji Photography. Images 1-3 by Red Button Photography.


Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.