"Filming in active locations was the only way that we could've made this film [Scarborough]. We of course didn't have the money to close an entire restaurant for an entire day and we couldn't hire a bunch of extras. So, we're there shooting, and if someone walks in to buy food, you have to stop filming and let them pass or if they end up in the shot, you have to chase them down and get them to sign permission. It adds another layer of challenges, but it lends a layer of realism that would be hard to create from scratch."
-- Shasha Nakhai
Hertz, Barry. "How Scarborough's filmmakers produced a new Canadian classic." Interview with Shasha Nakhai. Globe and Mail, February 26, 2022.