Senior politicians and employees attend Behaviour’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony in Toronto
Behaviour Interactive, Canada’s largest independent video game studio, is proud to include Toronto in its rapidly expanding presence in North America and internationally. One of the gaming world’s most active studios, Behaviour’s Toronto office is an important pillar of its expansion efforts and joins the studio’s headquarters in Montreal and its satellite studio in Seattle, Midwinter Entertainment.
Behaviour, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, employs more than 1,000 people across all locations and this year posted record revenues of $260 million. Earlier this year, its most popular title, Dead by Daylight, surpassed more than 50 million players worldwide across all platforms.
“We are thrilled to expand our operations to a second office here in Canada, especially as Toronto continues to distinguish itself as an entertainment and production hub in North America. This market has been important to our business and the gaming industry at large,” says Rémi Racine, CEO and Executive Producer, Behaviour Interactive. “The opening of our Toronto office is not only a testament to Behaviour’s growth potential today but is a key asset for future expansion efforts and partnership opportunities for our company.”
The studio at 96 Spadina Avenue is the second location for Behaviour, which is headquartered in Montreal’s tech-focused Mile-Ex neighbourhood. The downtown Toronto office is home to at least 65 employees working across the company. Behaviour’s three core business units focus on the development of original games, on co- and full-development projects for major brands like Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and on the adaptation of gaming technology for businesses outside of the gaming sector such as CAE.
Behaviour is proud to welcome Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, who has supported its expansion into Ontario:
“Congratulations to the team at Behaviour Interactive on the grand opening of their first office in downtown Toronto and its 30th anniversary,” said Mayor Tory. “This is an exciting moment for Behaviour Interactive and for our city as we see the opening of new offices and the expansion of existing offices. I know Toronto has what it takes to continue to attract top talent and businesses and this new addition to our city will help create new jobs and will help play a role in our economic recovery.”
“We’re excited to welcome Behaviour Interactive to Ontario as they open their new studio in Toronto,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Companies like Behaviour enhance our vibrant tech sector with their unique gaming technology and their dedication to innovation. Together we’re building Ontario and creating new jobs for our talented workforce.”
“It’s an honour to welcome Behaviour Interactive to our province where they will create good jobs and play an important role in building a strong and prosperous Ontario economy,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “As more and more companies seek to expand and grow, our government is working to ensure Ontario has a competitive edge, with grants, incentives and a skilled workforce that make our province the first and best choice.”
Behaviour Interactive’s growth strategy includes both investment and acquisition plans, including the recently announced addition of a new partner Haveli Investments. Alongside its first investor, NetEase, these partners will further support Behaviour’s global expansion.
About Behaviour Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more. For more information, visit bhvr.com.
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