Netflix has chosen Toronto for its Canadian corporate headquarters and delivered the news to Toronto Mayor John Tory during a virtual meeting this week.
“We have been working hard to make sure Netflix’s new Canadian office would be in Toronto. We put together a bid book in days to make the case for Netflix to locate here and engage with our creative industry. Our pitch was clear – Toronto is a film friendly city which welcomes and celebrates the screen industry, the quality and diversity of our talent pool is second to none, and we have a robust and ever expanding production and post-production industry,” said Tory about the news.
Prior to the announcement, Toronto was already the proud home of one of Netflix’s two Canadian Production Hubs. 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 contributed substantially to the development of Toronto’s infrastructure and workforce.
“As we grow our business and presence all across Canada, we’re excited that Toronto will be our first local office. We’re looking forward to opening our doors and building on the great work we’ve started with our creative partners to bring more Canadian artists and stories to the world,” commented Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
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.