Toronto Wedding Photography Locations & Permits

Parks and Gardens in the GTA


City of Toronto Website City.Toronto.on.ca

City of Mississauga Mississauga.ca

Kariya Park, Mississauga

Ceremony & Reception Venues Ontario

Miller Lash House, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Wedding Venues Hallz.com

National Parks Canada ParksCanada.pch.gc.ca

Wedding Locations WeddingLocation.com

La Primavera LaPrimaveraHall.ca

Toronto Downtown Bed and Breakfast –www.tdbab.com

The Manor, Kettleby

Delta Pinestone Resort – www.deltapinestone.com

North Country Getaway – www.northcountrygetaway.com

Pavilion Royale – pavilionroyale.com

Palais Royale – palaisroyale.ca

Angus Glen Golf & Country Club

Eaton Hall – www.eatonhall.ca
The Old Millwww.oldmilltoronto.com
The Great Hall – www.greathall.net
Casa Lomawww.casaloma.org
Gananoque Inn – www.gananoqueinn.com

Graydon Hall Manor – www.graydonhall.com

GlenErin Inn – www.glenerininn.com
Edwards Gardens – www.city.toronto.on.ca/parks/parks_gardens/edwardsgdns.htm
Windsor Arms Hotel – www.windsorarmshotel.com
Oak View Terrace – www.oakviewterrace.com
Michelangelos (Hamilton) – www.michelangelos.com
Ontario Heritage Centre – www.heritagefdn.on.ca/Eng/Conference-Theatres/conference-ohf.shtml
Oakville Golf Club – www.banquethallsontario.com/OAKgolfclub.htm
Cedarbrook Country Inn – www.cedarbrookcountryinn.com
Gage Park (Brampton) – www.bridalspace.com/gagepark/more.htm
Estates of Sunnybrookwww.estatesofsunnybrook.com
Rockwood Conservation Area – www.rockwoodheaven.com/conservation.html

Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Toronto) – www.fairmont.com

Chinguacousy Wedding Chapel (Brampton)
The Boulevard Club – www.boulevardclub.com
Mississauga Wedding Chapel – www.mississauga.ca
Inn on the Park – www.innontheparktoronto.com
Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant – www.mrsmitchells.net
Morrisburg Meeting Centre – www.morrisburgmeetingcentre.oetio.com
Southbrook Farms – www.southbrook.com
Hockley Valley Resortwww.hockley.com
The Nottawasaga Inn – www.nottawasagaresort.com
The Millcroft Inn – www.millcroft.com/attract2.html
Oakview Terrace – www.oakviewterrace.com
FindABanquetHall.com – www.FindABanquetHall.com

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Osgoode Hall

Features: A stunning 1800’s historic building, with colourful 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

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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High Park

Features: Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond.
Location: Bloor and Parkside (west, just north of the QEW)
Permit: Permission may be required, as events may be planned.
Phone: 416.392.8188

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Casa Loma

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 depending on time of day
Phone: 416.923.1171

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James Gardens

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

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

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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: $100
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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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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TD Centre, Toronto

Features: Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small greenspace
Location: Bay St. & Wellington St. W.
Permit: None if venue is canoe restaurant
Phone: 416-869–2277

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Front Street/Esplanade area, Toronto

Features: Nice architecture, shops and outdoor cafes, greenspace with flowers and water fountain.
Location: Front St. & Market St.
Permit: None required.

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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

Features: City architectural landmark, farmers’ market, indoor food market.
Location: Front St. & Jarvis St.
Permit: Call for permit information
Phone: 416-392-7219

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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

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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Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto

Features: Comprised of distinctive industrial buildings, a quarry garden, surrounded by parkland.
Location: Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road
Permit: Permission required.
Phone: 416-392-8188

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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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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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Fantasy Fair, Toronto

Features: Ontario’s only indoor amusement park, complete with rides and attractions!
Location: Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd.
Permit: $60 permit required. Rides can be reserved for 10 minutes @ $60/ride or a 3-ride package of $150
Phone: 416-674-5200

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Other “Alternate” locations

Downtown Streets (candid walking shots)
Fields
Alleyways
Train Tracks
Building Ruins
Train Tracks

Other Locations to Consider

Allen Gardens
George Brown House
Humber Arboretum
Kensington Market (candid walking shots)
Mackenzie House
Old City Hall
Ryerson Campus (Gould Street)
St. James Park (downtown)
Toronto Island

Indoor Locations to Consider
Most indoor locations require permits, although often we are allowed to take just the bride and groom inside for some quick shots, without a permit. However, if the bridal party and/or family members need to join the shoot, then a permit is always needed.

King Edward HotelFour Seasons Hotel
University of Toronto (Victoria College & Hart House)
Toronto City Hall
Old City Hall
Mississauga City Hall
Markham City Hall
The Eaton Centre
The Manulife Centre
Union Station / The Skywalk
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
St. Lawrence Hall
York Event Theatre
BCE Place (they will say “no” if you call in advance, but they have said “yes” many times on the spot if we do some quick shots of just the bride and groom)