Toronto’s Film Industry Going Elsewhere

“It’s shaping up to be a hard summer for Toronto’s $3-billion film and television industry as at least two Hollywood movies and one series that were to be shot in the Ontario capital have either relocated to other cities or been postponed.” The SARS outbreak has hurt, of course, and the recent CBC funding cuts mean that fewer film and TV shoots are being scheduled overall, but other cities in Canada and the U.S. have learned from Toronto’s example of how to draw Hollywood to their doorstep, and are nabbing some productions right out from under Toronto’s nose.