Rockstar Toronto (formerly Rockstar Canada) is an in-house game development team for Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada (a suburb of Toronto), a town located approximately twenty minutes west of Toronto. The company was renamed Rockstar Toronto in 2002 after Rockstar Games bought Vancouver-based Barking Dog Studios and re-named it Rockstar Vancouver, to avoid confusion between the Canadian-based Rockstar companies.
While initially focusing on developing brand new titles such as The Warriors, in recent years Rockstar Toronto has taken the responsibility of porting Rockstar titles to the Wii console and PC. Their most recent project was co-developing a PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City with Rockstar North, which was released on April 13, 2010.
Its most notable releases are Max Payne (PlayStation 2 version), The Warriors, and Manhunt 2 for the Wii, although recently Rockstar Toronto has primarily released PC ports of other Rockstar games, like the Grand Theft Auto series.
The studio's president is Kevin Hoare.