The set for Kim’s Convenience is based off a real-life convenience store that’s been around for 30 years.
The store was originally called Mimi’s Convenience but CBC installed a new sign that the owners stuck with.
Yong and Kyung Chung own and operate the convenience store.
“They made a copy of my store. It’s a little bit smaller than my store, but it’s almost same. I tell them they have more stuff than I have!”
You can spot plenty of references to the show throughout the store.
Yong and Kyung even sell Kim’s Convenience shopping bags.
The Real Kim’s Convenience store is located on Queen St E. in Moss Park. Be sure to say hi to the friendly owners!