The Best Visual Effect Studios in Toronto

Looking for a top visual effect studio in Toronto?

If you've ever watched a Jurassic Park movie and wondered at how real the dinosaurs appeared or cringed as a dragon flew and breathed fire in Game of Thrones, then you've experience stellar visual effects (VFX). This computer-generated imagery (CGI) takes a scene in a video and adjusts the image to create an alternate reality. It's how actors can stand in front of a blank, green screen to record but the audience sees them in a spectacular location.

If your next video project requires VFX and you need more than out-of-the box animation and compositing software, find a visual effects studio on The Manifest.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top visual effect companies in Toronto. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Toronto Visual Effect Studios

  • 1

    Signature Video Group

    Signature Video Group is a video production company and content agency based in Toronto, Canada. This company was founded in 2009 and has three employees. Services provided by Signature Video Group include video production and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group took on a video production project for a home insurance company. The project involved planning shoots, filming, editing, and publishing the final videos. 

    "Their support for our team has had a huge impact on my staff’s stress levels just by being consistent and providing a vendor we can always count on for really high-quality work. They also go out of their way to source really cutting-edge camera technologies for our shoots, which helps make us look incredibly professional." Digital Product Analyst, Home Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Fallsview Casino
    Boston Pizza
    Ontario Tourism
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Cloud in the Sky Studios

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

    Former clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Minifridge Media

    Minifridge Media is a video production company based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2016, this company has three employees. Services provided by Minifridge Media include video production and branding for small and medium businesses.

    Notable Project

    Minifridge Media created a promotional video for a garment care manufacturer. They were responsible for all stages of the video production process, including hiring actors, researching the project, locating a set, filming, and editing. The client reported very positive internal and external feedback in response to the video.

    "The video ended up being one of our best yet. The production value, overall entertainment and feedback were all positive (internal and external)." Marketing Manager, Garment Care Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Chuck's Roadhouse Grill
    Aviva
    Trisura
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Origin Films

    Origin Films is a video and photo production company headquartered in Toronto. Founded in 2017, they currently have about 9 team members. They specialize in video production services. 

    Notable Project

    Origin Films provided full scale production services to create a promotional video for a mobile gym. They filmed on location and captured footage from three different areas to highlight the brand mission. The video increased the client's visibility and secured new clientele. 

    "Their team is always early when delivering work." — Owner, Mobile Gym

    Former clients
    Haste Hustle
    TO Film
    K-Swiss
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    func.media

    func.media is a full-service marketing firm based in Toronto. The firm, founded in 2016, has a team of around 20 that provides a wide range of services that include video production, social media marketing, digital strategy, and web design. func.media serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the advertising & marketing, financial services, business services, legal cannabis, real estate, and e-commerce industries.

    Notable Project

    An apparel company hired func.media to provide video production and image production services in an ongoing engagement. For each video, the company would provide a basic storyline on which func.media would formulate the strategy and the actual production. To date, func.media was able to present the company's brand identity and has been exceeding expectations with their work.

    "We loved all the videos and contents they've delivered, top-notch service and quality, delivered on time and exceeded our expectations." - CEO, Apparel Company

    Former clients
    Ikea
    Wal-Mart
    IHG
    Huawei
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    ArtClip

    ArtClip is a freelance media agency based in Toronto and founded in 2019. They provide video production and corporate photography solutions to small businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    Notable Project

    ArtClip produced videos for an e-commerce vaporizer company. The videos were uploaded onto the company’s YouTube channel. The videos were able to reach out to the company’s target demographics.

    “Their flexibility and project management were key— especially for a small, growing company.” - Owner, E-Commerce Vaporizer Company

    Former clients
    Tools 420
    AT Institute
    Skona
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Black Hawk

    Black Hawk is a creative production company based in Mississauga, Canada, and founded in 2014. With no more than 10 members they specialize in video production, social media marketing, and content marketing services for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Notable Project

    Black Hawk developed a branding and web solution for a cannabis retailer. The retailer needed assistance in growing and managing their online presence. Black Hawk met the expectations of the retailer, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Their independence is most impressive.” - VP Growth, Cannabis Retailer

    Former clients
    The United Nations
    VICE
    BBC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Mississauga, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Grid Communications

    Located in Toronto, Grid Communications is a creative agency established in 2016. The team of under 10 primarily offers social media marketing, graphic design, and video production services within the advertising and marketing space.

    Notable Project

    Grid Communications provided a range of branding social media marketing services for a marketing company. They also developed websites as specified. The team was professional and consistently delivered on time.

    "Many people assisted on numerous projects." – VP, Marketing Company

    Former clients
    CarLoans411.ca
    Lloyd's Handcrafted Leather Goods
    Pur&Simple
    Gladiator Burger
    Simply Rates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    smart collective inc.

    smart collective inc. is a marketing firm founded in North York, Canada. With no more than 10 employees, they excel in social media marketing, advertising, and content marketing solutions for various clients.

    Notable Project

    smart collective inc. provided marketing solutions for a realtor. The realtor’s goal was to improve brand awareness in their area and generate leads. smart collective inc.’s social media campaign for the realtor garnered a total of 200,000 views and 350,000 impressions.

    “They are willing to take risks that will make you stand out and can translate a consistent message while being innovative.” - Owner & Broker of Record, Realtor

    Former clients
    RE/MAX Rouge Kabani Realty
    The Annex Hotel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Bizbird

    Bizbird is a marketing agency founded in 2020 and based in Toronto. With fewer than 10 members, they offer SEO services, web design, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from startups to enterprises in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Bizbird provided branding and digital marketing assistance for an English learning platform. The platform needed a website that had its own image and brand, along with accompanying SEO work. Bizbird’s efforts have resulted in the growth of the platform’s social media accounts.

    “Overall, I was quite impressed with how quickly the Bizbird team was able to crank out content and deliver results.” - Co-Founder, English Learning Platform

    Former clients
    Glish
    TPN Network
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place TORONTO, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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