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Province Partnering with Legend 3D, Inc. to Create More Than 270 New Jobs in Toronto

Ontario has partnered with Legend 3D, Inc. to help grow the company's major Canadian studio that creates visual effects for film, television and digital media productions. The company will nearly double its current workforce, creating 271 new jobs and retaining 280 positions in Toronto. 

Legend 3D is a global leader in visual effects for movies, television and the virtual reality sector with notable clients such as Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. Its projects include Hollywood blockbusters like Ghostbusters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Doctor Strange, The Amazing Spider-Man and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

With support from Ontario's Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the company is consolidating its operations in the Greater Toronto Area into one centralized office. The funding will support hiring and training employees, as well as research and development and equipment and facility upgrades. The bulk of the 551 jobs will focus on post production, special effects and 2D to 3D conversion, as well as research and development for software. The investment will boost Legend 3D's competitiveness and is in line with the company's global growth expansion initiatives.

Strengthening Ontario's digital media sector is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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“Our government is thrilled to support Legend 3D’s expansion plans in Ontario. This is a testament to the impressive talent, dynamic business climate and vibrant innovation ecosystem in this province. We are committed to strategic partnerships like this one, which will ensure our robust digital media sector remains globally competitive.”

Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development and Growth

“Ontario’s digital media sector is growing rapidly and leading edge companies like Legend 3D are at the forefront of the creative economy in the province. This partnership and the jobs it will create will help maintain our position as the top jurisdiction for film and television production in the country.”

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“We are pleased to be collaborating with the Ontario government as we continue to grow our international operations. Ontario was a natural choice to continue our expansion due to the top talent, world-class infrastructure and the cutting-edge digital media, film and television sectors located here.”

Aidan Foley

CEO, Legend 3D, Inc.

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