BRAMPTON, ON (May 5, 2022) – The City of Brampton has had a record-breaking year in the film industry. In 2021, Brampton hosted 80 different film, television and commercial productions totaling over 553 days of filming activity, a 90 per cent increase from 2020.
Due to the strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols created and adhered to by screen industry companies, productions and individuals, productions were able to continue working throughout the 2021 pandemic year.
When applying for a film permit, production companies must indicate their estimated direct spend in Brampton to the Film and Television Office. Since 2018, these estimates have grown substantially, with estimated economic impact growing 959 per cent to over $18 million, and revenue to the City by 147 per cent to nearly $400,000 in 2021. This growth was due in part to the interest from large US-based studio productions such as Netflix, Apple, and Amazon, as well as the steady use of converted studio space and temporary standing sets.
Recent projects that took place in Brampton include:
- Amazon Prime Video’s new series Reacher
- Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
- Netflix’s feature film 13: The Musical and Man from Toronto
- Apple+ series, See
- CBC’s television series, Coroner
- And so much more!
Brampton is the ideal place for film production. The City of Brampton is committed to offering concierge-style services to the industry, assisting productions of all sizes to find film-friendly locations for filming and support including the City’s lush parklands and sport fields, residential neighbourhoods, industrial areas, contemporary and heritage City facilities, and different roadway options to help set the scene. The Brampton Film and Television Office also works alongside other City stakeholders including the Region of Peel, Peel Regional Police, conservation authorities and more to facilitate production needs.
The City of Brampton is a member of Ontario Green Screen, an initiative between government, industry, unions, guilds and trade associations to empower productions and studios to make sustainable choices. The Brampton Film and Television Office is also working closely with the Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA) on ways to empower Brampton-based filmmakers and content creators for the future of film in the city.
To learn more about filming in Brampton, visit brampton.ca/film.
“Brampton is the place to be! This city is a hub for creative industry, green initiatives and opportunity. To see this growth in the film production sector and the economic impact on the city take place during the COVID-19 pandemic is exceptional and a testament to our location, amenities and the superior service and offerings we have in Brampton.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Thanks to the efficient measures in place and our dedicated teams here at the City of Brampton, our growth in the film and television production sectors were exponential during the pandemic. Brampton is a City of Opportunities, and it’s no longer a secret that Brampton belongs on the international stage as a destination for the creative industry.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton
“Thanks to the dedication and exceptional service offered by the City of Brampton’s Film and Television Office, we have been able to thrive during the pandemic and bring exponential economic growth to the city. Kudos to the team on this success and defining Brampton as the place to be when it comes to film and television production.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampto
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca
City of Brampton Media Relations