Film and television studio opening new location in Mississauga
Mississauga is quickly becoming a huge part of Hollywood North.
The City of Mississauga recently announced that William F. White International Inc. (Whites) will be opening a second studio location in Mississauga - Whites Studios Cantay.
"Mississauga is a city in demand, and we are quickly becoming known as Studio City North. With the addition of Whites' second studio in Mississauga, our city's filming activity is at an all-time high," said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement.
"This investment will not only support jobs and attract talent from coast to coast; it will also boost economic growth and further raise Mississauga's profile in the film sector. Now home to six major film studios, Mississauga is the ideal place for Canada's film and television sector to thrive, given our strategic location, proximity to the airport and competitive business environment. Mississauga's creative industry is on the rise."
The first Whites Studios location, Whites Studios Edwards Blvd., opened in January and features more than 150,000 square feet of space split between four soundstages.
The new Whites Studios Cantay location features 181,000 square feet of space also and is divided between four stages.
The new studio will bring Mississauga's total studio square footage to almost 900,000 square feet.
The city is quickly becoming a popular destination for film and television shoots, as numerous award-winning film and television hits such as The Handmaid's Tale, The Umbrella Academy, Schitt's Creek, Black Mirror, The Shape of Water, Room and others have been filmed in the city.
"Whites Studios is continuing its Canada-wide expansion to support increasing production needs. There is a severe shortage of studio space in Toronto in particular," said Paul Bronfman, co-chairman/CEO, William F. White International Inc., in a statement.
"Our primary Toronto location, Whites Studios Edwards Blvd., is already booked solid and our clients require additional stages. To that end, we're doing our part to reinforce the incremental business Toronto is gaining from both Canadian and American producers."
Whites Studios Cantay is slated to open its doors in early 2021.
Photo courtesy of the City of Mississauga
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