April 27, 2021
  • In 2019, production volume in Toronto was $2.2 billion
  • 30,000 Torontonians are employed by production
  • 45 per cent of Canadian feature film production occurs in Ontario
  • 47 per cent of Canadian television series production takes place in Ontario
  • The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region boasts 3,206,887 square feet of soundstage space
  • In 2020, despite the challenges of COVID, soundstage space in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region grew by 530,000 square feet across 13 stages
  • By 2025, Toronto will experience a 63 per cent increase from today’s capacity, to 5,300,000 square feet of soundstages
  • The Toronto region has the largest tech talent pool in Canada, with 250,000 people employed in the sector
  • 6,500 animation and visual effects artists work in Toronto
  • The City of Toronto is rapidly scaling up workforce development programs, and the unions have grown their membership by 21 per cent over the past three years

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