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CBS Television Studios to open production hub in Mississauga

CBS Studios in Los Angeles  is shown in a file photo.
CBS Studios in Los Angeles is shown in a file photo. iStock/Getty Images

TORONTO — U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.

The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities.

CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019.

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The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region and help expand its roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie said that in addition to attracting highly skilled jobs, the facility will make the city an international destination for film and TV production.

“I’m excited to officially welcome CBS’s new film and television studio to Mississauga — the first one of its kind in our city and a major investment for this industry,” she said in a statement. “I ’m proud that our months of hard work to secure this investment has finally paid off.”

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The studio says it currently produces 63 series, including Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hawaii Five-0,The Good Fight and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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It shoots Star Trek: Discovery and In the Dark in Toronto, but has several other productions in Canada, including one for the reboot of Charmed.