Basin Media Hub

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Project History

In November 2021, Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) and The MBS Group (MBS) were selected to build and operate the Basin Media Hub, a $250 million, purpose-built, state-of-the-art film, television and digital media hub in Toronto’s Port Lands.

The project, located at 29 Basin Street on an 8.9-acre waterfront development parcel, will include eight purpose-built sound stages, production office space, along with workshop and production support space.

In addition to providing much-needed studio and production space within the city, the proposed development will provide the opportunity for HCP-MBS to partner with the City to deliver a public promenade along the water’s edge, helping to further transform this area of the Port Lands into a healthier and more liveable space for workers and visitors alike.

After completion of the construction phase, the expected economic impact of on-going film studio operations includes $280 million in economic activity, $119 million in net contribution to GDP and $32 million in tax revenues across all levels of government. The partnership is expected to create 750 jobs on-site as well as 880 indirect or induced jobs in the broader community.

Construction is planned to begin on the Basin Media Hub by 2023.

Project Details

  • Major Intersection: Commissioners Street and the Don Roadway
  • Surrounding Uses: The Ship Channel to the south; Pinewood Toronto Studios to the west; industrial uses to the north; and industrial uses and the Turning Basin to the east.
  • Ward: Toronto-Danforth
  • Councillor: Paula Fletcher
  • Site Area (acres): 8.9
  • Past Use: Industrial Site
  • Proposed Use: Film

Additional Resources

Press Release: City of Toronto and CreateTO announce development partner for the $250 million Basin Media Hub


Article: 2 California-based companies will develop new film, TV and digital media hub in Port Lands