The planned $40 million expansion will add three new sound stages and 100,000 sq ft of office space to Pinewood Toronto Studios’ current 250,000 sq ft of modern, purpose-built production facilities for film and television production.
Pinewood Toronto’s president, Blake Steels, announced the company’s Studio District Evolution Plan at a Pinewood Studios Group Tiff client event on the Tiff Bell Lightbox rooftop, on Monday 10th September.
“We are planning to build a cultural hub for film and television. Our part is Pinewood Toronto Studios, and within that space we are planning to start an expansion that includes an office space and three new 10,800 sq ft. sound-stages, designed specifically for small features, television series and live television,” said Steels.
Based just outside Downtown, in the Portlands district of Toronto, Pinewood Toronto Studios is recognised as the destination facility for national and international producers coming to Toronto. Last year, Pinewood Toronto Studios housed Total Recall and Pacific Rim, the two largest feature film shoots in Toronto's history. Other recent films to shoot at the facility include David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, The Samaritan, Red Lights and The Vow.