Making Toronto Sound Like New Yawk

Many American TV and movie projects shoot in Canada to save money. But the stories usually are set in American locations. That means that a city like Toronto often gets called to stand in for cities like New York. And how to pull off the illusion? Coaches who train the Canadian actors in how to sound New Yawk. “When casting agents in town get the character breakdowns for a movie, it’s stipulated in big bold type across each page that actors must sound American.”