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.

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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.

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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

scheduled.

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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

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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

DuPont)

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

Phone: 416.923.1171

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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:

416.392.8188

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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

 

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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.

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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

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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

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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

outdoors.

Laura Lee, Events Info

Toronto Botanical Garden: 777 Lawrence Avenue East

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

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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

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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

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Glendon College, York University, Toronto

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

walkways

Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.

Permit: permit required

Phone: 416-487-6798

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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

 

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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

Streets)

Permit: $40 per hour (maximum 12 people)

Phone: 416-392-8188

 

 

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Scarborough Bluffs (The Guild Gardens), Scarborough

Permit Fee:$155/2hours

No More than 20 People

416-392-8188

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Eaton Hall, King City

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

905-833-4500 x231

http://www.eatonhall.ca/

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Royal York Hotel, Toronto

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

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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 •

905-458-6555

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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 http://unionvilleinfo.com/

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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: info@mcmichael.com

Permit: $142 for 2hours

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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

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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

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Mississauga

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:

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/photographyinparks

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