TORONTO IS GETTING A MASSIVE NEW HUB FOR MOVIE STUDIOS AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Toronto is on the hunt for a production company to help run the Basin Media Hub, named after the Port Lands street on which it sits.

Photo by CreateTO

A sprawling parcel of land on Toronto’s waterfront will soon be home to film studios and production space — 8.9 acres of it to be exact — if the city can find a company to help develop it.

Toronto is on the hunt for a production company to help run the Basin Media Hub, named after the Port Lands street on which it sits.

The proposed hub will take over the units at 29, 35 and 41 Basin Street.

Located across the Ship Channel from The Hearn and Cherry Beach, the new development will bring about 500,000 GFA (gross floor area) of new studio space and production offices to the film studio-heavy area that already exists south of Riverside.

The City of Toronto is looking for candidates to take on developing the proposed Basin Media Hub in the Port Lands. Photo via CreateTO.

Pandemic notwithstanding, Toronto hosts more than 1,500 productions annually. Productions resumed in July, with the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office issuing more than 300 film permits since then.

Surrounding the basin are already existing studios and facilities like PinewoodCinespace and District 28.

The property is now being marketed by the city’s real estate agency CreateTO and Cushman & Wakefield, which will act as the broker of record.

Cushman & Wakefield released a video in an attempt to lure in prospective candidates from the movie biz, including information on future investments like $1.2 billion of public infrastructure planned for the Port Lands, or the incoming Downtown Relief Line.

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