Work starts on latest 200,000 sq. ft. expansion of Pinewood Studios in Toronto
By On-Site StaffConstruction
Excavators have begun moving dirt for a multi-stage expansion of a movie and television studio in Toronto’s Port Lands.
Pinewood Toronto Studios said Nov. 12 it has started construction on a major addition to its production facility on the eastern waterfront.
The construction project will add more than 200,000 sq. ft. (18,580 metres-square) of total floor space to the site, which will total around 525,000 sq. ft. (nearly 50,000 metres-square) once work wrap ups. Five sound stages will occupy about half of the new space, while office space, a mill shop and workshop areas will cover the rest.
Ledcor is taking on construction management for the project, the movie studio said, and Turner & Townsend is overseeing project management. The cost of the expansion has not been disclosed.
Construction is scheduled to take a little over a year, with early 2022 as the targeted completion date.