A haven of culture and technology, propelling the City of Markham
into a new era and supplying producers with much needed soundstage space.
Over 500,000 sq. ft. of studio, backlot,
office and support services
Featuring 20 state of the art sound stages for TV and feature film production
World’s largest single purpose sound stage at 80,000 sq. ft. or 7432. m²
Los Angeles Daily News
Hollywood production is booming, but are there enough soundstages to support it?
“It’s a challenge forus, but it’s a challenge we’re very happy to have. It means that filmmaking’s coming back, and it’s coming back
in a large and
– Kevin James, director
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
“Anybody in the studio business who says “I’ll just build more,” well no you won’t because there is no where to build it.”
– Alton Butler, chief executive,
“Over 90 percent occupancy means that there’s not a lot available for folks who might be coming in to visit or for features even, at this point. So it’s created quite a crunch in the industry. They’re now looking for where they can expand those resources.”
– Paul Audley, president of the region’s main film office Film L.A
This new soundstage in Markham, Ontario will
provide film and tv producers the space they want and need in Canada.
“Our film, television and digital industry has been such a booming success that we have been victims of our own success,” Mayor John Tory said following the announcement March 2, 2018. ”This new space ( within Pinewood Studios) makes sure that we can keep offering our film, television and digital clients the studio space that they want and need for their productions and it will allow us not to be in a situation that we have come close to before where somebody calls up, really want to come here and we have to sort of scramble to figure out if there is a space to put them.”
Amid a shortage in studio space, Tory said that all city agencies were asked to examine their real estate portfolio to determine whether they might have space that could host a new facility. Tory said that the agreement will allow Toronto’s film industry tocontinue growing. Last year, Toronto’s film industry generated about 2 billion in economic activity.
Studio Size Matters
More capabilities with over 500,000 sq.ft
Pinewood Toronto Studios (formerly known as Filmport) is a major film and television studio complex in Toronto, Canada and is the largest of its kind in Canada. It is the first in Toronto capable of accommodating the production of large blockbuster movies.The 11-hectare lot features seven purpose-built soundstages and one converted warehouse, ranging from 10,000 square feet (930 m2) to 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2).(4,300 m2) which is the largest purpose-built soundstage in North America. The facilities are designed to accommodate the production of five
simultaneous mid-sized feature films, or two massive projects. Upon completion First Studios will have over 500,000 sq ft on approximately 20 acres and able to accommodate 2 massive Hollywoo
First Support Services
We make your studio experience effortless.
The First Support Services will house a variety of business to cater to
your production requirements without the need to drive into Toronto.
Now there’s no need to concern yourself with all the necessary support
surrounding your production. First Studios will have an assortment of
support services from camera and lighting rentals, carpentry shops, truck
rentals, wardrobe, make up, craft services , post production and more all