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Pinewood toronto studios profile the seventh art
Pinewood Toronto Studios (formerly known as Filmport) is a major film and television studio complex in Toronto, Ontario, 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 studio is named for UK based The Pinewood Studios Group.
- Pinewood toronto studios profile the seventh art
- From Filmport to Pinewood Toronto Studios
- Green initiatives
- Stages and facilities
It is located across the shipping channel from Hearn Generating Station along Commissioners Street.
The project covers 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of land in the Port Lands area of Toronto, a former industrial area, that is already home to a number of smaller studios. The Port Lands site was originally a brownfield site owned by Imperial Oil, and required considerable cleanup prior to reuse.
Initial work on the complex began in August 2006 and the first phase opened on August 20, 2008.
From Filmport to Pinewood Toronto Studios
In June 2009, the studio entered into a comprehensive sales and marketing agreement with The Pinewood Studios Group, resulting in the facility being renamed Pinewood Toronto Studios.
Pinewood Toronto Studios was constructed to be a “green” facility with a number of environmental considerations.
Stages and facilities
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). The largest soundstage, called the Mega Stage, is more than 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) and 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.
The complex also houses an array of office space and ancillary services on the lot.