TORONTO — Cinespace Film Studios recently broke ground on Titan Studios, two new, 20,000-square-foot, purpose-built film studios on Cinespace’s Kipling Studio Campus in Toronto’s west end.
"Today the Cinespace family is announcing the first phase of our multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment and intensification initiative, beginning with the construction of the new Titan Studios right here on our very successful Kipling Studio Campus," announced Cinespace’s president and CEO, Steve Mirkopoulos, in a statement.
"Beyond the new Titan Studios, Cinespace’s investment and intensification plan being launched also includes the commitment to additional purpose-built studios, critical production support facilities and unique film infrastructure that does not currently exist in Toronto, beginning with a large, permanent underwater filming tank — all of which will make Toronto much more competitive on the world stage."
Cinespace has brought over 1.3 million square feet of studio space in Toronto online over the course of those 30 years.
According to the release, the company is also a pioneer of the original Studio District in downtown Toronto, beginning in 1988 in the Eastern Avenue and Carlaw Avenue area. In 2009, Cinespace expanded its operation to Toronto’s west end, creating a new area of production activity in Etobicoke and doubling the employment capacity of the former manufacturing plant on Kipling Avenue. This is now the home of the Kipling Studio Campus, which has the capacity for six large productions to shoot concurrently onsite.
The new Titan Studios will offer capacity for a seventh project to shoot concurrently, with two studios and connecting support space to be constructed side by side on the Titan Road border of the campus, adds the release. This will add 50,000 square feet of production space and key support facilities to Toronto’s studio inventory.
Mayor John Tory was on hand for the announcement.
"When I go out selling our film industry, the one concern I hear repeatedly is the shortage of studio space. That’s why today’s announcement is so important," said Tory in the statement. "Our film, television and digital industry has had booming success over the last couple of years and it’s clear that the industry shows no signs of slowing down."