Mayor wraps up successful business trip to Los Angeles

Mayor John Tory wrapped up a successful two-day business mission to Los Angeles, where he met with entertainment and technology companies to expand Toronto’s film, TV and digital economy.

Mayor Tory, along with councillors Michael Thompson and Paula Fletcher, was accompanied by 30 companies on the mission. The group met with established film and television studios operating in Toronto, as well as production companies looking to expand their operations.

“This mission helped us show the industry in Los Angeles that the Toronto industry is united and committed to working together to grow this sector. I am committed to attracting new productions to our city and creating more jobs,” said Mayor John Tory.

Toronto has one of the largest screen-based industries in North America, employing more than 30,000 people. In 2018, Toronto’s screen production industry achieved its second-highest level of investment ever at $1.96 billion. The mission reinforced that Toronto’s studio space capacity will increase over the next two years, while the industry workforce continues to develop and expand to meet the high demand amongst production entities.

The Los Angeles business mission is a collaborative public and private sector initiative supported by Toronto’s community of screen-based service providers (film, television, commercials and animation).

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