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More film studios coming to Toronto's Port Lands

Toronto's been trying to revitalize the Port Lands for years now. And soon this formerly industrial area on our waterfront will get the Hollywood treatment as Pinewood Toronto Studios continues to expand.

Pinewood - Canada's biggest film and television studio - already has a 300,000 square-foot campus at 225 Commissioners St., but eventually wants to double its foot-print. To begin that process, it announced today it'd be leasing additional land from the Toronto Port Lands Company to create a 125,000 square-foot "film and television support facility," according to a news release.

"This expansion builds our capacity to host additional productions simultaneously on our lot. This means more films for Toronto which is good for the whole film industry, the whole city," says Pinewood Toronto Studio president Blake Steels.

Currently, Pinewood sits on 14 acres of land, but has options to expand to 30. Eventually this expansion could include parks, retail space and a hotel.

Numerous high-profile movies and TV shows are shot at Pinewood, including the Oscar-nominated Room and the highly-anticipated anti-superhero movie Suicide Squad.

Photo via by Stephanie Fysh in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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