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The Handmaid’s Tale studio in Toronto to expand

The Handmaid's TaleCinespace Film Studios in Toronto – home of acclaimed TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale (pictured) – is set to expand.

Cinespace already owns and operates four separate sites in the Canadian city.

The company will now develop two new 20,000-sq-ft sound stages as Titan Studios at its site in western Toronto. There are additional plans to build a water tank in the coming years.

“When I go out selling our film industry, the one concern I hear repeatedly is the shortage of studio space,” said John Tory, mayor of Toronto. “That's why today's announcement is so important.

“Our film, television and digital industry has had booming success over the last couple of years and it's clear that the industry shows no signs of slowing down. I congratulate our studio veterans - Cinespace and the Mirkopoulos family (who own Cinespace) - on this project and for responding to the industry demand for studio space."

Ontario’s generous filming incentive support makes Toronto one of the top production hubs in North America, but its popularity means local studio infrastructure is under constant strain.

Cinespace Film Studios is one the top production facilities in the city and has recently hosted Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, American Gods and Black Mirror.

For local contacts and more on filming in Ontario see our production guide.

Images: George Kraychyk/Hulu