Film

Basin Media Hub

Project History

The Basin Media Hub is a proposed 500,000 sq. ft. film, television and digital media hub located in Toronto’s Port Lands that will feature state-of-the-art sound stages and production offices to provide much-needed capacity within the sector.

Located at 29, 31, and 45 Basin Street, the site is comprised of 8.9 acres of land fronting on Basin Street in the heart of the Media City District. The property also fronts onto the north Ship Channel, providing an opportunity for a public water’s edge promenade as proposed in the Port Lands Planning Framework and the Central Waterfront Plan.

A competitive market offering process was undertaken by CreateTO with the support of Cushman and Wakefield in 2020 to identify a world-class developer and operator to construct the film studio, which concluded this year (2021). Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) and The MBS Group (MBS) have been selected to develop and operate the Basin Media Hub and the proposal includes eight purpose-built sound stages, production office space, and workshop and production support space.

This $250 million investment in the development will be one of the most significant contributions to Toronto’s film and television production ecosystem in over two decades.

View the press release here.

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: Industrial Site
Councillor: Councillor Paula Fletcher
Site Area (acres): 8.9
Past Use: Industrial Site
Current Use: Industrial Site