Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Toronto (GTA)



It seems like a lot of photographers and couples go through a lot of trouble to find a perfect location to have their engagement or wedding photosessions. Therefore we decided to create a list for everyone of the amazing locations to shoot in every city within the GTA. We will try to include the average cost of permits for the locations that require them.


Notice: The prices of photography permits fluctuate and may not be identical to the price mentioned below. Call the city to get the most accurate information.


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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Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill

Features: This is the largest park in Richmond Hill. It is known for its variety of photo locations, such as the:

  • Wedding garden and gazebo

  • Rose garden

  • Waterfall

  • Arched bridge

  • Pond

  • Boardwalk

  • Walkways

  • Gardens

  • Exteriors of two heritage buildings, Boyton House and the former Richmond Hill Railway Station

Permit: $115 for 2 hours for non Richmond Hill resident, Otherwise it is $75 for residents

Permit request Website: https://eservices.richmondhill.ca/photopermit/step1.aspx

Location: 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5


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University of 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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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

Phone: 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

Phone: 416-392-8188


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Eaton Hall, King City

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

Phone: 905-833-4500 x231

Website: 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

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

Phone: 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

Website: 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.

Location: 10391 Islington Avenue Kleinburg, Ontario

Phone: 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

Phone: 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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