Production companies spent $1.2 billion in on-location filming in Toronto in 2012, up 5.9 per cent from $1.13 billion a year earlier, a new report by the city said. In a “Film, Television & Digital Media: 2012 Year in Review” report presented to the city’s Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, Toronto’s economic development and culture division said production spending on major film and television productions reached $1.01 billion in 2012, up from $957.82 million the previous year. Spending on commercials reached $98.2 million in 2012, the report said, up from $97.68 million the previous year. Production spending on animation reached $81.0 million and music videos reached $1.22 million, growing by 6.9 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively, from 2011, the report said. The report said spending on 103 TV series reached $707.33 million in 2012 and was followed by spending on 40 feature films that totalled $278.1 million. Production spending on television specials grew to reach $22 million in 2012, the report said, while spending on made-for-TV movies reached $7.11 million, a “sharp” decline from $34.3 million in 2011.