Toronto Wedding Photoshoot Locations & Permits

Couples often ask us about where they can have their photo shoot. Here is a list of photo shoot locations in and around Toronto and the GTA for your wedding and engagement photos. The options are endless for photo shoot locations.


Note, some locations may not require a permit for ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, however a permit will most likely be needed for your WEDDING day. Permit prices may differ, as some locations do not update their websites. Please call to confirm.


Osgoode Hall, Toronto

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



University of Toronto, Toronto: There are various options at the University of Toronto:University College. Note: Hart House & Knox College require separate permits

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

to certain areas, but those areas are great.

Location: College and University.

Permit: $120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni

Phone: 416.978.2187


Casa Loma, Toronto

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


Permit: $200 to $300 for 2hrs depending on time of day.

Phone: 416.923.1171


James Gardens, Toronto

Features: Traditional park; lots of trees, flowers, bridges, some water.

Location: Edenbridge Drive (east off Royal York Road)

Permit: $50 to$100 per hour Phone:



Distillery District, Toronto

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: $150.00 Phone: 416.364.4793



The Old Mill Inn, Toronto

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

Location: 21 Old Mill Road Permit: Permission normally required.

Phone: 416-236-2641.

Couples can only take pictures if the wedding ceremony takes place here.


Union Station (Toronto)

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

old architecture, both inside and out. *Check for on-going construction prior to booking permit

Location: 65 Front Street West (at Bay Street)

Permit: $150

Phone: 416-392-8188


Edwards Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

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

Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto

Permit: $50-$100 per hour

Phone: 416-392-8188


Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto

For photography session permit is $275 plus tax.

You have 2 hours within the Toronto

Botanical Garden premises – 4 acres of land trees, waterfall and flowers. Indoors or


Laura Lee, Events Info

Toronto Botanical Garden: 777 Lawrence Avenue East

Tel: 416-397-1359 Fax: 416-397-1354


Alexander Muir Gardens, Toronto

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

stone wall & stairs

Location: Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave.

Permit: None

Phone: 416-392-8188


Hart House, U of T, University of Toronto

Features: Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture

Location: 7 Hart House Circle (U of T Campus)

Permit: No permit required if wedding is held at Hart House.

Phone: 416.978.2187


Glendon College, York University, Toronto

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


Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.

Permit: permit required

Phone: 416-487-6798


Todmorden Mills, Toronto

Features: Adjacent to the Don Valley Brick Works historic site, the Todmorden Mills

Museum is a unique industrial settlement built in the 18th century.

Location: Pottery Road, west of Broadview at Mortimer Ave.

Permit: permit required

Phone: 416-396-2819



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




Scarborough Bluffs (The Guild Gardens), Scarborough

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, Toronto

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


Chinguacousy Park Botanical Gardens, Brampton

Outdoor Park with year round indoor botanical gardens & greenhouse.

Permit Fee: $150

Locatino & Phone: 9050 Bramalea Rd. • Central Park Dr. & Queen St. East •



Historic Unionville, Markham

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 for 2hrs

Phone: 905-477-7000 x4744


The McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinburg

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 for 2hours


Kleinburg Railway Station, Kleinburg

Restored railway station giving a unique backdrop to your wedding photos.

No permit required.

10391 Islington Avenue Kleinburg, Ontario Tel: 905.832.2551


Gage Park, Brampton

Located in downtown Brampton accross from City Hall.

Permits are $52/day.

Wedding ceremony facilities for $117/hour including Gazebo and 80 chairs.

For more information contact Sharon L. Loggie.

Corner of Main & Wellington Brampton, Ontario Tel: 905.874.2133 Fax: 905.874.2119



To obtain a permit in a Mississauga, you must show proof of residency in Mississauga.

Here is a link of locations specifically in Mississauga, along with the website information

on how to obtain a permit:


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