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Photoshoot Locations

Couples often ask us about where they can have their photoshoot. Whether you want to find something for your wedding date or for the engagement shoot, here is a list of some of the options for the photoshoot in and around Toronto.

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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, Various Options: Knox College, Miller Lash House, Toronto

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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Centennial Park Conservatory, Etobicoke

Features: Three glass houses with interesting plant collections. Location: 15 Elmcrest

Road (west off Renforth Road, just north of Rathburn Avenue) Phone: 416-394-8543

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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. 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. 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. Edwards

Gardens website 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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Cherry Beach, Toronto

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

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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

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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: $80.00

Phone: 416-392-8188

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Ashbridges Bay, Toronto

Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, features expansive beaches, a harbour & marina,

and boardwalk cafe Location: Lakeshore Blvd. E. & Coxwell Ave. Permit: Call for permit

information 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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Spadina House, Toronto

Features: Victorian mansion surrounded by restored victorian gardens.

Location: 285 Spadina Rd. Permit: Call for permit information Phone: 416-392-6910

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Black Creek Pioneer Village

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

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

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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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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

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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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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

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North York Rose Garden, Toronto

Features: In the heart of North York, the Rose Garden has winding pathways, mature

trees and a lovely array of greenery and flowers. Location: Northwest corner of Yonge

Street and Park Horne Avenue

Permit: $12.25 per hour Phone: 416-395-6055

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Toronto Music Garden, Toronto

Features: Beautiful outdoor architecture, with spectacular indoor opportunities. Location:

65 Front Street (between Bay and York Streets) Permit: Permission may be required, as

events may be planned for certain dates. Phone: 416-864-3440

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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.

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: $103.50/2hrs

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: $142/2hours

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Old Davis Tannery, Newmarket

Indoor venue giving the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. Permits are $150

in advance and $200 if booked on the day of your wedding (including GST, full day

permit).

465 Davis Drive, Suite 119 Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2P1

Tel: 905.895.6833

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Woodbine Fantasy Fair, Woodbine (Indoor Fair)

Imagine… the excitement of a turn-of-the-century Victorian town complete with a

dazzling array of rides and attractions for kids of all ages! No permit required. Rides may

be reserved for $60 for 20 minutes($150 for 3 rides).

Woodbine Mall, 500 Rexdale Boulevard Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 6K5 Tel:

416.674.5437 Fax: 416.674.8684

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Kleinburg Railway Station, Kleinburg

Restored railway station giving a unique backdrop to your wedding photos. No permit

required. Donations may be made to the Railway Scout House. For more information

contact Gail.

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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