THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER SAYS CDN. GIANT PLANS A NEW TORONTO AREA STUDIO FOR MAJOR MOVIES

WHITES will open another four-stage studio, 181,000-square-foot-space, for the production of Hollywood films next year. “Our primary TORONTO location, Whites Studios Edwards Blvd., is already booked solid and our clients require additional stages,” CEO Paul Bronfman reported. With so many productions now underway, space is at a premium.The WHITES Studio Cantay facility in Mississauga is near the CBS television and film production hub, which opened in 2019.WHITES expects to provide hundreds of new jobs when its new complex opens near Pearson International Airport in early 2021.NETFLIX last year launched a production hub in TORONTO by locking up eight soundstages — four each at Pinewood Toronto Studios & Cinespace Film Studios. This sparked a space race for Hollywood players looking to shoot high-quality film and TV content in Los Angeles.  So they came here.Filmmakers spent a record $1.12-billion on crews and facilities in and around TORONTO in 2020.

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