Press Release / 2022

Aeon Studio Group, Forge & Foster and TAS explore opportunity to develop Bayfront Studio District in Hamilton’s West Harbour


June 10, 2022

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HAMILTON, ON (June 10, 2022) – Aeon Studio Group, Forge & Foster and TAS have teamed up to explore the opportunity to develop the Bayfront Studio District, a mixed use film and creative arts district, in Hamilton’s West Harbour, on the Barton Tiffany lands, currently owned by the City of Hamilton.    

The parcels of land under consideration, subject to due diligence and negotiation with the City of Hamilton, total approximately 14 acres in Hamilton Centre, bounded by Queen Street North, Barton Street West, Tiffany Street and Stuart Street and the CN Rail lands to the north.  

The Bayfront Studio District is a live-work-play hub for the creative industries. Anchored by film and television production studios, the district also features affordable studio and performance space for artists and makers; office space for creative sector companies, unions, and post-secondary institutions; retail & hospitality space; market and affordable housing; and a series of public spaces and pedestrian connections that form a continuous public realm experience in the area. 

TAS would serve as the lead developer, with Aeon leading the planning and operation of the creative sector campus.  



Aeon is a developer and operator of film & television studios and related spaces. Aeon conceived the Bayfront Studio District, and its flagship Bayfront Studios is the biggest film production facility in Hamilton. For more information, email or visit For press inquiries contact Adrienne Kakoulis at 416-450-6637.  


Forge & Foster is an investment and asset management firm committed to delivering impactful, long-term value for stakeholders and communities alike. Through the inventive development, restoration and transformation of properties, districts, and corresponding communities across Southern Ontario their success is defined not just by the solid returns they forge, but also by the vibrant futures they foster. 

 As investment and asset management leaders in Southern Ontario, Forge & Foster maintains an intensely research-driven focus on property-asset investment, development, relationship and business support initiatives, capitalizing on emerging markets and models, and forecasting future trends and opportunities.  Their current portfolio of initiatives includes leading developments in Hamilton’s emerging Innovation District, cultural live-work spaces in the urban centres of each Hamilton, Brantford, Cambridge, significant industry and living-space developments in Hamilton’s “Hollywood North” corridor, and the development of tiny-cottage and glamping resort parks across Ontario through their joint venture partnership in Harmony Resorts. 

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TAS is an unconventional impact company that uses real estate as a tool to drive profit and purpose. As an industry leader in impact real estate, Certified B Corporation, signatory to PRI and member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), TAS pursues opportunities that create value for investors and generate measurable social and environmental impact. TAS has an active pipeline and portfolio totaling close to 6.5 million square feet across 21 properties throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

TAS focuses on tackling climate change, broadening affordability and equity, and building social capital to create neighbourhoods – and ultimately cities – where people can thrive and belong. TAS champions conversation and collaboration to push the boundaries of innovation and explore what is possible. Join us by visiting and follow our journey on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter

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