Durham Region, Ontario

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Introduction to Durham Region

Durham Region plays an important role in Ontario’s film, television, and digital media industry with a unique mix of industrial, urban and rural locations that can be used as sets taking place in a variety of time periods. Its proximity to the Toronto film and television cluster, existing natural and cultural heritage assets offer the potential for a wide range of film and television production. It is home to a robust pool of skilled technicians and trades supported by strong technical educational institutions.

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About Film Durham

Durham Region plays an important role in Ontario’s film, television, and digital media industry with a unique mix of industrial, urban and rural locations that can be used as sets taking place in a variety of time periods. Its proximity to the Toronto film and television cluster, existing natural and cultural heritage assets offer the potential for a wide range of film and television production. It is home to a robust pool of skilled technicians and trades supported by strong technical educational institutions. A broad range of local businesses from gas stations, contractors and building supply stores to hotels, restaurants and retail businesses of all types provides a full range of products and services required by the industry.

Filming Locations in Durham Region

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William F. White Backlot

Parkwood National Historic Site

Docville Wild West Movie Studio 

Pickering Museum Village

Atlantic City

William F. White Backlot 

Located in the city of Pickering, this 23-acre, modern-day small town is situated on a 90-acre plot of land and has been purposefully built for features, TV series and commercials. In addition to 30 stores and shops currently on the property, the town is easily expandable and can be converted to suit productions of all types, from rustic Western settings to bustling New York City streets.

Parkwood National Historic Site 

This immense mansion recreates the lifestyle of Canadian auto baron R.S. McLaughlin during the interwar years. The art, architecture, gardens, landscaping and original furnishing are all faithfully preserved and can accurately recreate the era for your next project.

The Steel Pier at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Docville Wild West Movie Studio 

The set offers eight acres of property, a complete main street of buildings with dressable interiors and exteriors, livestock accommodations, indoor and outdoor period props, buggies and cars.

Pickering Museum Village 

As the largest living history museum in Durham Region recreates daily life in the 1830s and is perfect for a period piece. The 19th century buildings include a blacksmith, woodshop, general store, schoolhouse, Brougham Temperance hotel, Miller Cole farmhouse, a log home, Odd Fellows Hall and chapel.

Photo Credit: Resorts Casino Hotel

Incentives & Rebates

Ontario Creates jointly administers the following tax credits for eligible production companies:

  • OFTTC – The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC) is a refundable tax credit available to eligible Ontario-based Canadian corporations of 35 per cent of qualified Ontario labor expenditures for eligible film and television production.
  • OPSTC – The Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC) is a refundable tax credit to eligible Ontario-based Canadian and foreign-controlled corporations of 21.5 per cent of qualified Ontario production expenditures for eligible film and television productions.
  • OCASE – The Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit (OCASE) is a refundable tax credit to Ontario-based Canadian and foreign-controlled corporations of 18 per cent of qualifying Ontario labor expenditures for digital animation and digital visual effects created in Ontario for film and television productions.

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Film Credits for Durham Region

Film Credits

  • 12 Monkeys
  • American Gods
  • Hannibal
  • It and It: Chapter 2
  • Jack Reacher
  • Locke and Key
  • Orphan Black
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Star Trek: Brave New World
  • The Boys
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Marsh King’s Daughter
  • Titans
  • Umbrella Academy

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