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Film Whitby

A choice location for film makers

With over 150 years of history, culture and scenic beauty, the Town of Whitby offers an abundance of filming locations from heritage homes and modern architectural gems to first-class sports venues, picturesque landscapes, a variety of industrial and urban settings, and a full service marina and recreational harbour.

Resources for Film Makers

For help in planning a film location in Whitby, contact the Town of Whitby's Clerks Department. 

Financial Incentives 

Canadian Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program is a federal refundable tax credit for foreign producers for labour expenditures rendered in Canada by Canadian residents.  The credit is 16% of eligible labour expenditures.

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) is a federal refundable tax credit available at a rate of 25 percent of the qualified labour expenditure of an eligible production. The objective of the CPTC is to encourage Canadian programming and to develop an active domestic production sector.

Ontario Computer Animation & Special Effects Tax Credit (OCASE) - is a refundable tax credit available to corporations that perform computer animation and special effects activities. The credit is 20% of Ontario labour expenses for eligible activities.

Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC) is a refundable tax credit for corporations for eligible Ontario labour expenses on Ontario film and television productions.

Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC) is an 18% refundable tax credit for qualifying labour expenditures for those productions that do not meet the canadian content requirements. Information on other tax credits can be sourced from the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Resources for property owners

The Ontario Media Development Corporation's (OMDC)  location library is a resource for property owners who would like to have a property used as a film or television location. OMDC is an agency at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.