McWood Studios


Founded in 1977, McWood Studios is a design and fabrication shop located in a state-of-the-art facility in Toronto, Ontario. Our studio creates scenery and sets for Film, Television, and Theatre; booths and displays for tradeshows; and custom millwork for museum and art exhibits. We collaborate with designers and architects to deliver unique projects to clients across Canada and the U.S.


Our story

McCowan Thomas opened McWood’s doors in 1977, initially operating out of a small shop in a former coffin factory on Niagara Street in downtown Toronto.

After 41 years on Niagara Street, encroaching development necessitated a move and we relocated to a larger space in Toronto. This provided an opportunity to upgrade our systems and equipment in a space that we tailored to our needs. We were also able to augment our metal fabrication and scenic art departments.

Coincident with the move, Greg Hefford assumed control of the firm in January 2019. He has been a key employee since 1991 and along with lead hand Mike Cuttini, looks forward to continuing to grow the business.

scope of work

Scenery for live theatre was our early focus, but the mandate expanded over the years to include television production work, trade show booths and displays as well as custom furniture and cabinet making and millwork for museums and art institutions.

We work directly with architects and designers to produce a variety of custom work in copper, bronze, aluminum and steel.

Our team can produce creative proposals including 3D renderings and shop drawings.

We crate, ship and install, both domestically and in the U.S.

Stay in Touch

General Inquiries
416 504 0965

16 Goodrich Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z 4Z8

selected clients

Aga Khan Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
City of Toronto/Nuit Blanche/ Luminato Festival
Gardiner Ceramic Museum
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
The National Gallery of Canada
True North Tech Conference
FIFA/ Women’s Under 20 Banner
CFL/ Grey Cup
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Major League Baseball/ Fanfest
Rogers Cup
Target/ Beaver Canoe
Canadian Tire
Hermès Canada
Holt Renfrew
Indigo Books & Music
Loblaws/ Joe Fresh
Moose Knuckles
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Crow's Theatre
Mirvish Productions
Théâtre Français de Toronto
Canadian Idol
CTV/Canada AM.
CBC/ Fall Launch
Comedy Central/Roast Battle
Insight Productions/Battle of the Blades
Junos awards
Kelly and Ryan Live Show/ Niagara Falls
National Aboriginal Foundation/Indspire Awards
TSN/Off the Record
BaAM Productions
Eclipse Productions
Fiori Floral Design
Nicholas Pinney Design
Optimist Inc
Royal Conservatory of Music