Toronto Photography Locations and Permits

Toronto Photography locations and permits
Best Toronto Photography Locations

Where is the best location for our photography session in toronto?

Having grown up in Toronto, I have come to know many of its nooks and find myself being asked this by many clients. Whether its for an engagement, wedding or just a portrait session, here is a list of options in and around the Toronto area and they're corresponding photography permits.

Osgoode Hall Photography permit

Features: A stunning 1800’s historic building, with colorful manicured gardens,

cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing. Location: Queen and University

Streets Permit: No permit required, however, be sure there are no events or filming



Knox College Photography

Features: Charming old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus. Use is limited

to certain areas, but those areas are the best!. Click here to view a recent wedding that had their photos done at Knox College.

Location: College and University. Permit:

$120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni Phone: 416.978.2187


Casa loma photography permit

Features: This famous castle provides a spectacular setting. Access to the conservatory,

terrace and gardens are all available. Location: 1 Austin Terrace (near Bathurst and

DuPont) Permit: $800 for 2hrs depending on time of day. Phone: 416.923.1171

View the Casa Loma blog here


Distillery district photography

Features: historic distillery built in 1832. Cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old

brick buildings make a unique background for interesting photos Location: Mill St.

(Between Parliament St. and Cherry St.) Permit: $250.00 and picked up at PIKTO Phone: 416.364.4793


The Old Mill Photography Permit

Features: Historic building with a beautiful waterfall and landscaped gardens. Location:

21 Old Mill Road Permit: Permission normally required. Phone: 416-236-2641. Can only

take pictures if the wedding ceremony takes place here.


Union Station Photography

Features: One of the largest and most opulent train stations in Canada, with fascinating

old architecture, both inside and out. Location: 65 Front Street West (at Bay

Street) Permit: $150 Phone: 416-392-8188


Edward Gardens photography permit

Features: Similar to James Gardens, but larger with a fountain and a staircase. Edwards

Gardens website Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto Permit: $50-$100 per

hour Phone: 416-392-8188


Cherry beach photography permit

Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring Sandy beach,

wooded areas and a boardwalk. Location: at the south end of Cherry St.

Permit: None required


Humber Bridge, Etobicoke

Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (West end of Toronto), featuring sandy beach,

parkland & trees, and walkways Location: Lakeshore Rd. and South Kingsway

Permit:None required


Alexander Muir Gardens photography

Features: Situated next to a ravine, beautiful sunken gardens, treed walkways, benches,

stone wall & stairs Location: Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave. Permit: $80.00

Phone: 416-392-8188


GuiLD Park and gardens photography permit

Features: Situated near the Scarborough Bluffs, Guild Park (Guildwood Park) is right behind The Guild Inn which has come online as a wedding venue a few years back. Features one of a kind statues and columns taken from downtown Toronto at the turn of the century. Call for permit

information Phone: 416-392-8188

View the Guild Inn Estate blog here


Hart House photography

Features: Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture Location: 7 Hart

House Circle (U of T Campus) Permit: $400 for a 2 hour photography session. No permit required if wedding is held at Hart

House. Phone: 416.978.2187