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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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
Phone: 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.
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.
Glendon College, York University, Toronto
Features: Beautiful Rose gardens, treed pathways, an old manor, and stone
Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.
Permit: permit required
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
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)
Scarborough Bluffs (The Guild Gardens), Scarborough
No More than 20 People
Eaton Hall, King City
Permit Fee: $550/4hours or $275/2hours
Phone: 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
Location: 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permit: $142 for 2hours
Kleinburg Railway Station, Kleinburg
Restored railway station giving a unique backdrop to your wedding photos.
No permit required.
Location: 10391 Islington Avenue Kleinburg, Ontario
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
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: