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Toronto Region: A Global Leader in The Film & Television Industry.

The Toronto Region’s film and television cluster is the third largest in North America. Over 5,000 businesses are active in all aspects of film & tv, including production and distribution, animation, music publishing and recording, and radio and television.

Toronto Region Advantages

Why you'll thrive in the Toronto Region!

Work alongside the world’s leaders

Work alongside the world’s leaders in digital media in North America’s third largest entertainment cluster, where content creation, production, post-production, and the animation industry collide

Toronto ranks 2nd in Moviemaker's list

Toronto ranks 2nd in Moviemaker’s 2022 Best Place to Live and Work as a Moviemaker list, higher than any other Canadian city.

Media tax credits

Plug into some of the most attractive media tax credits in the world, irrespective if you are a Canadian or foreign-owned controlled company

Rising specialized tech talent

Toronto’s direct spend in film, television, and digital media productions amounted to over $2.5 billion in 2021. 

World class producers

Expand along with world class producers such as Netflix, Amazon Studios, and DNEG

Competitive business environment

Benefit from a competitive business environment and unbridled market access

Film & TV

Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film & tv, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

Media Tax Incentive Programs

The Province of Ontario has some of the most generous tax incentives in the world for the media and digital media industries. Funds for most programs are administered through Ontario Creates.

Our team can arrange meetings to discuss program options, including:

+ Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit – 35-40%
+ Ontario Computer Animation & Special Effects Tax Credit – 18%
Co-operative Education Tax Credit – 25-30%
+ Ontario Production Services Tax Credit – 21.5%
+ Interactive Digital Media Fund



TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds.

As Canada’s premiere home of cinema, TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, events, professional development and opportunities to meet, hear and learn from filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

Every year in September, creators and film lovers from around the world come together to see the very best of cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Notable Projects in The Region

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The Boys




Murder at Yellowstone City


Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans


Turning Red



U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios opened a 260,000 square-foot television and film production hub located in Mississauga.

The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities for large-scale television and film production.

The studio will provide extra production space for notable television programs such as Criminal Minds, Survivor, and The Price is Right.

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Building off the successes of it’s Canadian shows, the streaming giant Netflix, opened its first Canadian office in Toronto. Netflix spends over $200 million annually on productions in Toronto and produces well-known shows and films such as Fubar in the Toronto Region.


Shopify Studios

Canadian e-commerce brand Shopify announced that they are launching a TV and film production studio in Toronto called Shopify Studios. Among the first wave of content, Shopify will also release a series of 20-30 minute films showcasing entrepreneurs.

Oscar winners are made here:


During the 2019 Oscars, two Sheridan animation alumni were nominated for Oscars in the Best Animated Short Film category for their directorial debuts. In addition, a media arts alumnus received a nomination for Sound Mixing. Bao, one of the animated films nominated, won Best Animated Short Film.

"You can feel film in Toronto and then you can make it in Toronto. It's an incredibly friendly city for film."

"You can feel film in Toronto and then you can make it in Toronto. It's an incredibly friendly city for film."



The Vaughan International Film Festival (VFF) is a unique event, with a style all its own. This exciting five-day event proudly showcases both local and international talent – on all levels. The VFF presents its audiences with multi-genre short films offering an ideal platform for independent film creators to put forth their work.

The Toronto Region is Canada's hub for television broadcasters

All the major national networks have their corporate offices in the city:



The Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) is an annual event that provides attendees with the experience of film (both on and off-screen). It brings together the world of cinema and talented artists to celebrate Durham’s strong and growing film community. Taking full advantage of Durham’s cultural landscape, a collection of short films, documentaries and features screen across the region in unique cultural and educational venues.


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