On April 27th, Netflix announced that it would be taking up residence in Canada, with a new headquarters in Toronto.
Prior to the announcement, Toronto was already the home of one of Netflix’s two Canadian Production Hubs, the other located in Vancouver. Through the hub, Toronto’s talented crews have been essential to the success of international productions such as Jupiter’s Legacy, The Umbrella Academy, and The Queen’s Gambit. Netflix has also contributed substantially to the development of Toronto’s infrastructure and workforce.
With the new office in Toronto, Netflix will expand its commitment to working with Canadian talent. Building on the success of uniquely Canadian shows such as Schitt’s Creek, Blown Away, and Anne with an E, Netflix will work with Canadian creators to bring stories from Canada to the world.
In 2019, the film, television and digital media sector contributed $2.2 billion to Toronto’s economy and employed more than 30,000 people. The film and television industry has adapted to COVID-19 regulations with robust health and safety guidelines, and will be a driver of ongoing economic recovery in 2021 and beyond.