Pinewood adds 3 sound stages to Toronto complex

TORONTO — Pinewood Toronto Studios unveiled three new sound stages Friday, adding more than 30,000 square feet of space for film and television productions.

The new state-of-the-art sound stages are part of a $40 million expansion that will see 100,000 square feet of new office space ready by 2015.

When complete, Pinewood will boast 400,000 square feet of production facilities.

The studio is located on the Port Lands, east of the city’s downtown core. It has hosted such productions as this summer’s Pacific Rim, last year’s Total Recall and the forthcoming RoboCop.

A number of TV shows have also been shot at Pinewood.

“These new sound stages will allow Pinewood to continue to do what we do best: attract domestic and international production to Toronto,” said Blake Steels, President of Pinewood Toronto Studios, in a release.

“We are thrilled to be able to meet demand from the industry for even more world-class facilities for smaller features, television series, and live television programming. We’re looking forward to bringing greater investment to our city.”

Film and television production in Ontario is estimated to have contributed $1.28 billion to the economy this year.

Pinewood also has production facilities in the UK, Germany, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic. It will open a studio in Atlanta next year.