Major expansion project in Toronto's Film, Television and Digital Media
TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Pinewood Toronto Studios just became an
even better place to make a movie --not to mention television! The
company today unveiled three new state-of-the-art sound stages at its
facility in Toronto, part of a $40-million expansion plan.
"These new stages represent yet another milestone in Toronto's thriving
billion-dollar film and television industry," says Paul Bronfman,
Chairman Pinewood Toronto Studios. "Pinewood is proud to be leading the
way, supporting high quality jobs and stimulating economic activity in
The expansion project is part of ongoing efforts to establish a cultural
hub for film, television and digital media in Toronto's Port Lands.
Pinewood Toronto Studios has developed a Film Studio District
Evolution Plan, a blueprint for how the approximately 30 acres of land
within the Film Studio District will act as a catalyst for investment
and transform the area over the short-, medium-, and long-term.
"The new studios are a critical step in the development of the Film
Studio District and will serve as a creative anchor to an emerging
mixed-use waterfront neighborhood," said Alfredo Romano, Director,
Pinewood Toronto Studios. "This plan will revitalize some of Toronto's
most desirable lands and allow people to live, work and thrive in the
The three new sound stages are 10,800 square feet each, and an
additional 100,000 square feet of new office space is expected to be
complete in 2015. In total, Pinewood Toronto Studios will feature
almost 400,000 square feet of modern, purpose-built production
facilities for film and television.
"These new sound stages will allow Pinewood to continue to do what we do
best: attract domestic and international production to Toronto," said
Blake Steels, President of Pinewood Toronto Studios. "We are thrilled
to be able to meet demand from the industry for even more world-class
facilities for smaller features, television series, and live television
programming. We're looking forward to bringing greater investment to
Pinewood Toronto Studios is located just outside the downtown core in
the Port Lands, an area along Toronto's eastern waterfront that will
soon experience major investment and revitalization. The studios will
anchor an emerging waterfront neighbourhood, the Film Studio District.
The three new purpose built sound stages, will add over 30,000 square
feet to Pinewood Toronto Studios already existing quarter of a million
square feet, making it the single largest investment in Toronto's Port
Lands to date.
Pinewood Toronto Studios has housed the largest feature film shoots in
Toronto's history including Robocop, Pacific Rim and Total Recall. Other recent productions at the facility include feature films Mama, Kick Ass 2, Carrie, Queen of the Night, and the new comedy TV series Spun Out.
In 2013, Ontario's film and television industry contributed $1.28
billion to the provincial economy and production activity accounted for
almost 30,000 full-time, direct and spin off jobs.
For more information about Pinewood Toronto Studios: www.pinewoodgroup.com
SOURCE: PINEWOOD TORONTO STUDIOS
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