777 Kipling Avenue
777 Kipling Avenue is the principal street address of a Template:Convert/acres industrial property in Etobicoke, a former city now part of Toronto, Ontario. For many decades Consumers Glass operated a large glass factory on the property. In December 2009 Cinespace, a large film development company acquired the site, and announced plans to convert it to a park of film studios.
Site of a large glass factory
Consumers Glass is being held liable for industrial pollution on the site.
Site of a film studio complex
A month after the purchase a three-alarm fire struck the site, on January 15, 2010. The fire was attributed to renovations associated with the purchase.
During the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Mayor of Toronto John Tory joined with Cinespace officials to announce plans to build two very large new studios n the site, with a combined footprint of 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2). One of the large studios will be permanently devoted to underwater filming.
- "Toronto's Cinespace Film Studios Announces New Film Studio Development". Cinespace (Toronto, Ontario). 2009-12-15. http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/torontos-cinespace-film-studios-announces-new-film-studio-development-1091417.htm. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Cinespace Film Studios ("Cinespace"), Toronto's 21-year film studio veteran, has announced the acquisition of a 30-plus acre property for the development of their next and most ambitious film studio complex."
- Cynthia Reason (2010-01-15). "Fire ignites at new Cinespace location". Etobicoke Guardian. https://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/47709-fire-ignites-at-new-cinespace-location/. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "There were no injuries reported at the three-alarm fire, and although there are no damage estimates in yet, Mirkopoulos said only a small area of the roof was primarily affected."
- David Rider (2017-09-07). "Cinespace to build 2 new film studios in Etobicoke". Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/09/07/cinespace-to-build-2-new-film-studios-in-etobicoke.html. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Cinespace, home to the Hulu hit “The Handmaid’s Tale”, recently wrapped period drama “Reign” and many other productions, says the addition will allow concurrent filming at its Kipling Studio Campus of seven big productions, up from six. The expansion will also include a large, permanent underwater filming tank."
- Taylor Simmons, Ramna Shahzad (2017-09-07). "2 new film studios to be built in Etobicoke as TIFF kicks off, mayor announces". CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cinespace-new-studios-1.4278823. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Cineplace Film Studios used be a glass factory until the Mirkopoulos family bought the building in 2009, hoping to start a new film node in the city."
- Guy Dixon (2009-12-18). "Etobicoke plant to become film studio". Globe and Mail. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/etobicoke-plant-to-become-film-studio/article4311355/. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Cinespace Film Studios, which provides studio and office space for films shooting in Toronto, has bought the old Consumers Glass factory in the west end. The plant was more recently owned by glass bottle and container maker Owens-Illinois and closed last year, eliminating 400 jobs."