Durham Region plays a significant role in Ontario’s multi-billion-dollar film and television industry due to its proximity to Toronto, and unique blend of film locations, supporting businesses, studios, and Canada’s largest backlot. Film Durham’s role is to attract filming and support the film and television industry through location scouting, permitting, marketing, workforce development, location tours etc.
Production companies come to Durham for our unique locations. Orono, Uxbridge, and Beaverton look like many small US towns, and sections of Oshawa look like industrial Detroit and Flint, Michigan. Port Perry resembles a New England town, and if script requires a manor home or castle, Parkwood Estate or Trafalgar Castle works well. Durham has Hollywood-type homes and a Nascar look with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park which has also been used as the US/Canada border. Off-world projects can be shot in our quarries, and military-looks at the Oshawa Tank Museum.
Film Durham is proud to partner with Parkwood National Heritage Site building valuable relationships with the film industry and bringing film-related investment to Durham Region. To learn more about this exciting industry visit here.