ON LOCATION IN MONTREAL WITH UPCOMING CTV DRAMA TRANSPLANT

Transplant stars (l-r) Jim Watson, Hamza Haq, Ayisha Issa and Laurence LeBoeuf

Here’s the great irony of Canadian TV: I was in Montreal earlier this week on the set of Transplant, a medical drama set to premiere early next year on CTV. It’s about a Syrian refugee played by Hamza Haq (The Indian Detective) returning to his medical training roots as a resident in the emergency ward of a downtown Toronto hospital.

Yes, Montreal is standing in for Toronto.

Better than standing in for New York or Chicago or Boston or “Name US City” here I suppose. The hospital is named York Memorial in the series, and why isn;t there a York Memorial hospital in Toronto? It’s a damn fine name.

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