Filmport (Pinewood Studios)

From 2003 to 2008 R.E. Millward + Associates acted as the lead planning consultant for the development of Filmport Studios, now known as Pinewood. In 2003, R.E. Millward & Associates was retained by The Rose Corporation, owners of the Toronto Film Studios, to participate in a Toronto Economic Development Corporation (currently Build TO) proposal process for the development of a new film complex on lands south of Commissioner Street. After a successful bidding process, the collaborative team advanced its overall vision for the Film/Media Complex. The concept was developed to conform to the existing and emerging planning policies and goals. Our team highlighted the importance of the public realm and attractive urban design elements that would draw economic activity and visitors to the Port Lands. R.E. Millward & Associates brought extensive knowledge of┬áToronto’s Official Plan, Waterfront policies and zoning by-laws to the project┬áteam, and acted as an intermediary throughout the complex process among the variety of stakeholders.