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City of Toronto to purchase Showline Studios

The City is stepping in to maintain the filming complex after Canada Post acquired the facilities to turn them into parcel distribution centres.

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Magali Simard joins the City of Toronto

After announcing her departure from TIFF earlier this week, Simard starts as the City’s film sector development officer Dec. 18.

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T.O. studios turned away $130M in business over past year: report

Some lost business stayed in Canada as other provinces expand studio space, but FilmOntario warns domestic TV may suffer as bigger-budget productions take precedence.

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John Tory to promote Toronto film, TV industries in India

The Toronto mayor will participate in a keynote discussion with Deepa Mehta at the FICCI Frames media convention in Mumbai.

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Production spend in T.O. hit record $2B in 2016

Foreign investment in major productions was a key driver, with animation/VFX also seeing significant growth.

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Zaib Shaikh on managing Toronto’s growth

The city’s film commissioner and director of entertainment industries discusses training up talent, finding space and planning for more production record-breaking years.

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A new strategy takes shape at Cinespace

As General Motors announces a new campus on former Cinespace land on Eastern Ave., the studio’s owners reveal the plans behind the sale.

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City of Toronto, India delegation ink MOU

The city and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding relating to the creative screen industries in Toronto and India.

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Toronto production reached record $1.23B in 2014: report

The key driver was domestic TV series on-location shooting, while Toronto also saw a big jump in commercial production. (Toronto-shot Rookie Blue pictured.)

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Toronto location shooting spend hit $1.19 billion in 2013

The city of Toronto’s economic development committee reported nearly two-thirds of the production activity last year came from TV series production.

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Ontario plans 2012 marketing mission to Hollywood

The OMDC, FilmOntario, the City of Toronto and CASO are behind the latest pitch by Ontario industry players to Los Angeles production and FX supervisors.

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Centennial College to hone industry biz training

Instructor and doc filmmaker Karen O’Donnell tells Playback how she sees a greater role for industry biz training at Centennial.