Cinespace Film Studios is expanding its Marine Terminal Studio complex where Netflix has four soundstages as part of its Toronto production hub.
Cinespace has signed a deal with the City of Toronto to build an additional three soundstages on over 130,000 square feet of new production space for Hollywood film and TV shooting. Netflix already has a long-term lease for four sound stages, or approximately 164,000 square feet of space, in Marine Terminal 51 and the Cruise Ship Terminal, a studio that opened on the city’s waterfront in the summer of 2019.
Marine Terminal 51 as part of Netflix’s production hub, hosted Guillermo Del Toro’s nightmare alley movie production. Netflix launched a production hub in Toronto by shutting down eight soundstages — four each at Pinewood Toronto Studios and Cinespace Film Studios — in turn sparking a local space race by Hollywood streaming giants seeking soundstages to showcase new high-quality film and TV. content could create .
Cinespace will now develop Marine Terminal 52, an adjacent building, in the run-up to welcoming film and TV production next year. The studio operator, who saw its studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago acquired by TPG Real Estate Partners, has approximately 1.3 million square feet of production space in the Canadian city with 25 stages spread across three locations.
Other productions to be recorded locally on Cinespace soundstages include the upcoming AMC Networks Beacon 23WBTVs TitansMGM TV/Hulus The Handmaid’s Tale Sony Pictures TVs Accused and Netflix is coming Cabinet of Curiosities production.
“The Marine Terminal Studio hub is an integral part of the revitalization of Port Lands and its future as a creative hub for the city and county,” said Ashley Rice, president and co-managing partner, Cinespace Studios, in a statement.