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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

Check out the Hart House blog here


Glendon College photography permit

Features: Beautiful Rose gardens, treed pathways, an old manor, and stone

walkways Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave. Permit: permit required Phone: 416-



Mint room studios

Mint Room Studios is a photography studio in Toronto featuring 6 different studios: Ballroom, Conservatory, Library, Lounge, White Loft, and Nest. Each room is unique in its own way, has different interior design and decor suitable for all types of photoshoots.

Rates: 8:00 am –8:00 pm $95/per hour       8:00 pm – 8:00 am $195/per hour


Black Creek Pioneer Village permit

Features: Fully restored rural ontario 19th century village Location: Steeles Ave. & Jane

St. Permit: Call for permit information Phone: (416) 736-1740 ext. 5444


Sunnyside Park & Pavillion, Toronto

Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, Late 1800’s architecture, iron

gates, Courtyard with fountain, treed areas and a boardwalk. Location: Lakeshore Blvd.

and Colborne Lodge Drive Permit: $40 per hour (for up to 20 people)

Phone: 416-392-8188


Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

Features: Six indoor greenhouses ¬ great for late fall and winter weddings. Location: 19

Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton between Jarvis and Sherbourne


Permit: $40 per hour (maximum 12 people)

Phone: 416-392-8188


Harbourfront, Toronto

Features: Toronto’s newest waterfront park. Location: South side of Queen’s Quay Blvd.

West (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street)

Permit: No permit required for

outdoors; please call to inquire about indoor permits. Phone: 416.392.1111


Scarborough Bluffs Photography Permit

Permit Fee:$155/2hours

No More than 20 People



Eaton Hall, King City

Permit Fee: $550/4hours or $275/2hours

905-833-4500 x231


Royal York Hotel Photography

$500 without the booking of a hotel room, price can differ if you are a guest


Unionville photography

All along the quaint street are structures virtually unchanged since its founding in 1794.

Renowned for its art galleries, restaurants and shops, all through a historic European

view, Main Street hosts numerous festivals drawing thousands of tourists throughout the

year. Come to Historic Main Street Unionville to absorb the atmosphere – its heritage, its

shopping, its dining, and its culture – all within a short drive from downtown Toronto.

Outdoor location

Permit Fee: $103.50/2hrs

Phone: 905-477-7000 x4744


The McMichael Art Gallery photography permit

10365 Islington Avenue Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada Tel: 905.893.1121 or toll

free 1.888.213.1121 Fax: 905.893.0692 General email:

Permit: $142/2hours


The aga khan museum photography

The Aga Khan Museum photography permit

The Aga Khan Museumis a museum of Islamic art, Iranian (Persian) art and muslim culture located at 77 Wynford Drive in Toronto. It is the first museum in the western world dedicated to Islamic art and objects. The permit fee is $325 Monday to Friday and $425 Saturday and Sunday. The permit form can be directly obtained by clicking here.

Click here to view the Aga Khan Museum wedding blog


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