Metalworks is a Greater Toronto Area Recording Studio and Mastering facility that has maintained an unsurpassed level of excellence spanning over four decades.

Regarded as one of North America’s premier recording studios for many years, Metalworks has played host to a veritable who’s who of international recording stars.

Being recognized by Canadian Music Week as Canada’s ‘Recording Studio of the Year' 17 times is a testament to their depth of expert management and engineering staff as well as technical equipment resources.
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Our History

Established in 1978, Metalworks Recording Studios was originally the creative workspace for the legendary Canadian supergroup Triumph. From these humble beginnings, Metalworks expanded over a 40+ year time span into a six-studio powerhouse that today ranks as Canada’s consummate world-class studio facility.

Metalworks has been recognized as Canada’s Studio of the Year an unprecedented 17 times at the prestigious CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards. Metalworks has become the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks.

Artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Sade, Prince, Tina Turner, David Bowie, The Cranberries, Ashlee Simpson, D12, Guns N Roses, Silverchair, Bruce Springsteen, NSYNC and Christina Aguilera all chose to make themselves part of the Metalworks legend. Film stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Steven Seagal, Richard Gere, and Denise Richards to name a few have graced the halls at Metalworks.

Canadian superstars Rush, Sum 41, Feist, K-OS, Sam Roberts, Billy Talent, Barenaked Ladies, Metric, Johnny Reid, Simple Plan, Tom Cochrane, Triumph, Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, Bachman-Cummings, Anne Murray and Nelly Furtado illustrate the studio’s long-standing relationship with Canadian talent.

It is not only the artists that have contributed to Metalworks’ success. World-renowned international producers such as Bob Clearmountain, Noel Cadastre, Nineteen85, David Bottrill, Eddie Kramer, Bob Ezrin, Noah Shebib, Gavin Brown, Bob Rock, Peter Collins, George Massenburg, Demo Castellon, Mike Clink and Rodney Jerkins have also shared their vast knowledge and expertise. Many of the brilliant artists and producers we have been fortunate enough to work with have created some of the world’s most memorable music.

Gold & Platinum Certifications

Crisis, Alexisonfire

Distort Entertainment,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Old Crows/Young Cardinals, Alexisonfire

Dine Alone Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

What A Wonderful World, Anne Murray

Straightaway Records,
Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)

Hi™ How Are You Today?, Ashley MacIsaac

A&M Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Don't Just Stand There, Haywire

Attic Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

We Shall Overcome, Bruce Springsteen

Columbia Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Up Close And Alone, Burton Cummings

Universal Music,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Take Care, Drake

Universal Republic,
Double Platinum (Recording Industry Association of America)

Fefe Dobson, Fefe Dobson

Island Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Lost Brotherhood, Gowan

Atlantic Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Crisis, Alexisonfire

Geffen Records,
Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)

Smile and Wave, Headstones

MCA Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Kicking Stones, Johnny Reid

Open Road Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Rockland, Kim Mitchell

Atlantic Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Greatest Hits, Kim Mitchell

Alert Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Crisis, Alexisonfire

EMI Group Limited,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Live 8, Music DVD

EMI Group Limited,
Multi-Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)

Live It Out, Metric

Last Gang Entertainment,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Fantasies, Metric

Universal Music,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Celebrity, N'Sync

Jive Records,
Double-Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Folklore, Nelly Furtado

DreamWorks,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Whoa, Nelly!, Nelly Furtado

DreamWorks,
4x Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Healthy in Paranoid Times, Our Lady Peace

Columbia Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Alien Shores, Platinum Blonde

CBS Canada,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Everybody Knows, Prairie Oyster

RCA Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Musicology, Prince

Columbia Records,
Multi-Platinum (Recording Industry Association of America)

Neruda, Red Rider

Capitol Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Rush In Rio, Rush

Anthem/Atlantic Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Vapor Trails, Rush

Anthem/Atlantic Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

All Killer No Filler, Silverchair

Eleven/Atlantic Records,
3x Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Big Blue Sky, The Northern Pikes

Virgin Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Illuminations, The Tea Party

EMI Group Limited,
Platinum Video (Music Canada)

Seven Circles, The Tea Party

EMI Group Limited,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Mad Mad World, Tom Cochrane

Capitol Records
Gold Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Multi-Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

The Symphony Sessions, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider

Capitol Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Classics, Triumph

RCA, TML, Attic Reocrds
Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Progressions of Power, Triumph

RCA, TML, Attic Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Never Surrender

RCA, TML
Gold Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Thunder Seven, Triumph

MCA Records,
Gold Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

The Sport of Kings, Triumph

MCA Records,
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Surveillance, Triumph

MCA Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Just A Game, Triumph

Attic Records,
Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Rock N Roll Machine, Triumph

Attic Records,
2x Platinum Certified (Music Canada)

Allied Forces, Triumph

Attic Records,
Platinum Certified (Recording Industry Association of America)
Gold Certified (Music Canada)

Stages, Triumph

MCA Records,
Gold Certified (Music Canada)