This world-famous studio complex is located in North Vancouver and features 8 sound stages totalling over 100,000 sq.ft.
From Architectural Associates website:
A motion picture and television production studio containing seven sound stages, a scene mill, two three-story office buildings, 100,000 sf of two story wrap-around production offices with ‘shooting fronts’, a production services building and a vendor building all located on fourteen acres within a walled campus. The sound stages are 14,500 sf tilt-up concrete structures with 128′ clear span and 30′ clear height. This entire project was designed and coordinated by Architectural Associates using twenty-nine consulting firms in the United States and Canada.
A Canadian architects firm was employed to produce the working drawings to ensure compliance with North Vancouver building codes.
The Canadian construction firm Dominion was hired for the actual construction, with a build period of 13 months.
’21 Jump Street’, ‘Wiseguy’ and ‘Stingray’ were filming on site four months before the construction work was completed. The end of the construction period was marked by three official grand opening parties in September 1989.
Ground-breaking took place.
Production on the site began with ’21 Jump Street’, ‘Wiseguy’ and ‘Stingray’, four months before the construction work was completed.
The facility opened officially, with three grand opening parties.
The total square footage was 225,000 sq.ft.
Originally built by author and producer Stephen J. Cannell for his TV series 21 Jump Street (1987-1991), North Shore Studios was majority owned by Cannell Films of Canada, Ltd, with a minority partner being a company owned by Paul Bronfman. Cannell Films of Canada, Ltd, (a Canadian company) was a wholly owned subsidiary of US based Stephen J. Cannell Productions.
After being bought by Lionsgate it changed name to Lionsgate Studios.
The whole complex was sold to Bosa Development Corp and is now called North Shore Studios again.
Thanks to Stephen Brain for additional information