ARRI Rental North America, a leading camera and lens equipment rental service company, has announced the opening of a new office in Toronto, Canada. The state-of-the-art facility provides comprehensive access to ARRI Rental’s exceptional services and exclusive equipment such as the ALEXA 65 camera and DNA, Moviecam, and HEROES lenses. The new location also houses an ARRI Creative Space to further support filmmakers by showcasing ARRI products and technology.
The Canadian production market has seen impressive growth over recent years in both commercial and feature film productions. Given ARRI’s commitment to the expansion of its support for filmmakers in North America, opening a creative technology center in Toronto to better serve the thriving Canadian film community was a natural progression.
“Toronto has long been recognized as a leading production hub for both the Canadian and North American film industries, and we are excited to be part of this vibrant community,” says Andy Shipsides, President of ARRI Rental North America. “By having a presence in Toronto, we can provide local access to our top-of-the-line equipment and unparalleled technical expertise, ultimately helping our clients bring their creative visions to life. We look forward to working closely with the Toronto film community and contributing to its continued growth and success.”
ARRI Rental’s new facility in Toronto marks the opening of its third location in Canada, alongside its Vancouver and Calgary offices. The new 8,200 square-foot facility includes 2,600 square feet dedicated to the ARRI Creative Space—a fully outfitted studio offering the latest ARRI products and technology. This includes the full line of ALEXA cameras, Signature lenses, lighting, Pro Camera Accessories (PCA), and Camera Stabilizer Systems (CSS). ARRI specialists are on hand to offer product demos, facilitate camera and lens tests, and provide customer support.
ARRI Rental Toronto is led by Branch Manager Dina Maragos, who comes to ARRI Rental having previously served as General Manager at Grande Camera and Client Service Representative at SIM. Her focus will be on business development and operations. “I am thrilled to be bringing my 15 years of experience in the motion picture equipment rental industry to ARRI Rental,” says Maragos. “My time at other notable rental houses has given me the knowledge and technical attention to detail needed to support cinematographers and creative professionals. I am excited to bring my expertise to the team and contribute to the success of each project we undertake.”
ARRI Rental Toronto is located at 94 Advanced Road, Etobicoke Ontario M8Z 2T7. The facility features ample parking, multiple ground-level garage access points, and a truck-level loading bay providing ease of access to camera assistants in their prep and building of camera trucks. The branch has already serviced major productions for Apple TV+ and Disney+ that have recently wrapped and are currently in post-production.