To some, it is a heritage house in Dundas, built around the time Dundas became a town in 1847, and two decades before Confederation.
But to the fans of the ‘Good Witch” — called The Goodies by some — it is the home where magic is made.
The elegant home at 7 Overfield St. is called Foxbar House in real life, but in the popular Hallmark Channel TV series it is known as the Grey House and is the home of enchantress Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale (Catherine Bell).
It has been that way through seven “Good Witch” movies and six seasons of the show, which is shown on Netflix and the W Network in Canada. The house will feature in the 7th season. The series was set to film night shots at the home earlier this month.
Filming is permitted under the province’s state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The film companies have to enact protocols to protect actors and crew members.
Homeowner Liz Heersink said that before the pandemic hit, she regularly had members of The Goodies drive up and knock on the door. The show does not film inside the home anymore — the interior has been recreated in a Toronto studio — but Heersink is accommodating to the fans and lets them come inside.