Whites responds to Toronto production boom with second studio

Whites Studios Cantay in Mississauga are set to open in early 2021. (CNW Group/William F. White International Inc)

William F. White International Inc. (Whites) has announced its opening a second studio location in the Greater Toronto Area, its eighth property in Canada.

Whites Studios Cantay is set to open in Mississauga in early 2021. Paul Bronfman, company co-chair and CEO, said the expansion is in response to industry demand for Toronto studio space.

“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 Bronfman, in a release. “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 will feature 181,000 sq. ft. of space with a 30′ clear ceiling divided between four stages, two floors of office space, two carpentry shops, two paint shops, two wardrobe areas and a lunchroom.

Canada is facing an incredible boom in content production due to the amount of streaming service companies vying for studios,” added Whites’ VP, Business Development, Rick Perotto. “We want to continue drawing international producers and new business opportunities to the Greater Toronto Area for years to come.”


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