Ottawa received promising news on a proposed sound stage and creative hub that would be located at the old NCC Greenbelt Research Farm property on Woodroffe Ave. The Ottawa Film Office recently announced its proposal to build a sound stage with partner, Tribro Studios This news is very exciting for Ottawa’s film industry. The proposal had identified the need for a large sound stage that could make Ottawa a bigger player in the numerous film productions happening in Canada.
The opportunities this sound stage could bring to Ottawa’s film community are plentiful. The Ottawa Film Office hinted that the sound stage could lead to the creation of over 500 jobs in Ottawa, and millions in economic activity relating to productions.
While the proposal will be considered over the coming months, this sound stage could bring Ottawa to a new and exciting phase for the local Ottawa film industry as well as for Canadian and International film makers.
To find out more about this initiative, you can attend the site visit and open house for the proposed soundstage.
WHAT: National Capital Commission (NCC) public consultation on the suggested amendment to its Greenbelt Master Plan
WHEN: September 5, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Greenbelt Research Farm, 1740 Woodroffe Avenue, Building 401
UPDATE: On November 22nd, 2018, the NCC’s Board of Directors approved the amendment to its Greenbelt Master Plan that will allow for the soundstage to be built on the land; the Board subsequently approved the proposal during its in-camera session.
Great news! The @NCC_CCN Board just approved the @OttawaFilmTV and @TriBro_Studios proposal for a $40-million soundstage campus and creative hub in Ottawa! This project will create 500 construction jobs and more than 500 new full-time jobs in the film, TV and animation industry!
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) November 22, 2018