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Apparently, the Real Housewives of Toronto is for real, and casting has already started

The Real Housewives of Toronto may be coming to a TV screen near you. The National Post’s Shinan Govani reports that a new version of the series is in the works, and it will feature Hogtown’s finest domestic goddesses—or at least the ones who sign on. Housewives franchises have popped up across the United States (including New York, Orange County, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Atlanta and D.C.), resulting in electric cigarette smoking, alleged White House crashing and even table-flipping screaming matches.

So, which Toronto housewives have been asked? Who said yes and who said no, after the jump.

Shinan reports that fashionista Stacey Kimel and charity circuit regular Suzanne Rogers have both been asked to participate and have politely declined. Jessica Mulroney, wife of eTalk host and pocket square designer Ben, is in talks with the show, but dermatologist Lisa Kellet and Karen von Hahn both declined. Interior designer Sharon Mimran seems to sum up the sentiments of several of the women Shinan pegs as invited to participate in the program, tweeting, “U gotta love the call that asks you to participate in the new Real Houseives of Toronto. Pass.”

Which Torontonian will give us a Canadian version of real housewife Kim Zolciak’s “Tardy for the Party?” We’ll just have to wait and find out.

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