Northern Ontario is home to almost 800,000 people in an area the size of the state of Texas. The region's boundaries stretch from Parry Sound in the south to the James Bay coast in the north, Mattawa in the east to Kenora in the west.
We are a viable hub for film and television productions because of our wide variety of urban locations, natural environment and the proximity of wilderness to our urban centres. What might have taken two days to shoot can easily be combined into one when moving between diverse locations is as easy as it is here. Industrial locations like mines and forestry operations, railways and airports, thousands of lakes, valleys, mountains, city centres, pristine natural scenery, and a multitude of modern and historic buildings.
Ontario Creates offers the most comprehensive database of locations in Northern Ontario. We encourage producers who have settled on a city in the North to base their production out of to search their database of locations. In addition, you can contact one of the municipal leads listed on our city pages where you can also browse production resources for film permits, vendors, suppliers, crew and talent.