Gusto celebrates ‘dream come true’ at grand opening of new ottawa TV studio

Mayor Watson holding pair of giant scissors about to cut the ribbon while standing next to 3 Gusto hosts and CEO Chris Knight

Gusto celebrates ‘dream come true’ at grand opening of new ottawa TV studio

The last time Chris Knight threw a big Gusto party was almost four and a half years ago, to celebrate the launch of his new food and lifestyle specialty channel. The memorable evening was held at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum.

“A lot has happened since then,” Knight, president and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media, told some 250 guests of Tuesday’s official grand opening party.

He wasn’t just talking about the baby daughter that he and wife Taryn Manias welcomed into their lives 14 months ago. Or, about the way his son, Adam Knight, seems to have suddenly grown up, and is now studying at the University of Toronto.

Since that party, Knight has opened a 13,000-square-foot TV studio facility and head office in Ottawa, in the St. Laurent Business Park. The new space — which includes a 3,500-square-foot soundstage, post-production facilities, a 1,000-square-foot commercial kitchen and on-site workshop — marked its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that saw Mayor Jim Watson handling the giant scissors like an experienced politician.

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