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Ontario Wedding Photography Locations

Listed below are links to some locations as well as descriptive lists of locations.
Please note that once you select your location for photography we recommend that you book a permit as soon as possible to reserve the appropriate time slot for your day.
Permit prices listed may have been subject to change over time.

Parks and Gardens in the GTA:

City of Toronto Website
City Of Toronto – Permits

City of Mississauga

City of Markham

City of Brampton

Ceremony & Reception Venues:

Banquet Halls Ontario

Wedding Venues
National Parks Canada
Wedding Locations
Find A Banquet Hall

Delta Pinestone Resort
Eaton Hall
The Old Mill
Casa Loma
The Gananoque Inn
Graydon Hall Manor
GlenErin Inn
Edwards Gardens
Windsor Arms Hotel
Oak View Terrace
Michelangelos (Hamilton)
Ontario Heritage Centre
Estates of Sunnybrook
Rockwood Conservation Area
Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Toronto)
The Boulevard Club
Inn on the Park
Southbrook Farms
Hockley Valley Resort
The Nottawasaga Inn
The Millcroft Inn
Oakview Terrace
Delta Pinestone Resort
Pavilion Royale
Angus Glen Golf & Country Club

Other “Alternate” locations:

Downtown Streets (candid walking shots)
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 Center 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 Hotel
Four 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)

Toronto Locations:

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.
University of Toronto
Features: Charming old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus. Use is limited to certain areas, but those areas are great. Photos are allowed on the campus on weekends and holidays..
Call for Campus locations. Location: College and University
Permit: $120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni
Phone: 416.978.2187 /416.978.2187
High Park
Features: Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond. High Park is a large and varied natural area encompassing a pond, wooded areas, trails, open picnic areas and various recreational facilities. Permits are $40 for an hour. No limits on group size. Note: No pictures may be taken in the Hillside flower garden area.
Location: Bloor and Parkside (west, just north of the QEW)
Permit: Permission may be required, as events may be planned.
Phone: 416.392.8188
Casa Loma
Features: This famous castle provides a spectacular setting. Access to the conservatory, terrace and gardens are all available. Whether planning a gala dinner, a cocktail party or a wedding ceremony and reception, Casa Loma provides the perfect setting for an evening you will never forget. Enjoy the exclusive use of three charming main floor rooms. Experience the unique ambiance of The Great Hall with its 60 ft. oak beamed ceiling and towering bay window, the rich wood paneling and hand crafted plaster ceiling of The Library, and the splendid marble and lush greenery of The Conservatory. We accommodate groups of 125 to 1,200 and offer a choice of catering options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Location: 1 Austin Terrace (near Bathurst and Dupont)
Permit: $200 to $300 depending on time of day
Phone: 416.923.1171
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TD Centre, Toronto
Features: Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small green space
Location: Bay St. & Wellington St. W.
Permit: None if venue is canoe restaurant
Phone: 416-869-2277
Front Street/Esplanade area, Toronto
Features: Nice architecture, shops and outdoor cafes, green space with flowers and water fountain.
Location: Front St. & Market St.
Permit: None required.
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
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
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
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
Spadina House
Features: Victorian mansion surrounded by restored victorian gardens.
Location: 285 Spadina Rd.
Permit: Call for permit information
Phone: 416-392-6910
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
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
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
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
Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto
Features: Six indoor greenhouses ¬ great for late fall and winter weddings. Indoor photo venue perfect for any kind of weather condition on your wedding day. Admission is free.
Location: 19 Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)
Permit: $40 per hour (maximum 12 people)
Phone: 416-392-8188
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
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. Bookings should be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date.
Location: Northwest corner of Yonge Street and Park Horne Avenue
Permit: $12.25 per hour
Phone: 416-395-6055
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
Phone: 416-864-3440
Fantasy Fair, Toronto
Features: Ontario’s only indoor amusement park, complete with rides and attractions! 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.
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
Guild Inn Gardens
Located atop the Scarborough Bluffs, the Guild Inn sits amid 90 acres of forest, gardens, lawns and woodland trails. An impressive collection of historic architecture and sculpture dots the landscape. Permits are $100 for 2 hours.
201 Guildwood Parkway,Scarborough, Ontario, M1E 1P6

Tel: 416-392-8188

Other Ontario Locations

Mississauga City Hall
Beautifully landscaped venue for your wedding photographs. No permit required.
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

Tel: 905.896.5000
Kariya Park
Japanese garden in the heart of Mississauga. All group photography occurring between Friday and Sunday afternoons must reserve and pay a fee of $70 to obtain a park permit. A permit reserves a 90 minute block of time.
Kariya Drive just south of Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga, Ontario

Tel: 905.896.5384  Fax: 905.896.5508
Old Davis Tannery
Indoor venue giving the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. Permits are $72 in advance and $107 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
Kleinburg Railway Staiton
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
The McMichael Grounds
The gallery is nestled on 100 acres of land overlooking the East Humber River Valley. Two hour permits are $125. No pictures after 5pm.
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, L0J 1C0

Tel: 905.893.0344 ext 273  Fax: 905.893.2588
Gairloch Gardens
Park situated for lake view photographs. No permit required. For more information call Andy.
Lakeshore Avenue between Chartwell & Maple Grove, Oakville, Ontario

Tel: 905.338.4171 ext 3156
Royal Botanical Gardens
The colourful array of blooms is a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography. Our gardens are available from April to October for $80 (up to 20 people). Ceremony and reception facilities also available.

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4

Tel: 905.527.1158 ext 0  Fax: 905.577.0375
Butterfly Conservatory
For over 60 years, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens have been delighting visitors from around the globe with 100 acres of dazzling manicured gardens and arbora. No permit required for wedding photos. Note: No photos allowed inside Butterfly Conservatory.
9 km north of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls off the Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Tel: 905.371.0254/877.642.7275  Fax: 905.356.8448
Oaks Garden Theatre
Based on Greek amphitheatres of the past, Oaks Garden Theatre is a perfect blending of architecture and horticulture. This art nouveau structure was built in 1937 as an outdoor stage with both Falls serving as a backdrop. No permit required.
At the front of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Tel: 905.371.0254/877.642.7275  Fax: 905.356.8448
Queen Victoria Park
Amongst the majestic trees and beautifully manicured lawns you will find the splendour of rose gardens, carpet bedding, rock gardens, perennial borders and annual beds. No permit required for wedding photos.
Adjacent to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Tel: 905.371.0254 / 877.642.7275  Fax: 905.356.8448
Chinguacousy Park
No permits required for outside photos. Greenhouse may be booked for $100/hour (up to 10 people, $125/hour if non-resident). Chapel also available for $100/hour (seating 30 people, $125/hour if non-resident)
Corner of Queen & Bramalea, Brampton, Ontario

Tel: 905.458.6555
Gage Park
Located in downtown Brampton across 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
Victoria Park
Beautifully landscaped park located minutes from downtown Kitchener. No photo permit required.
Park Street between Victoria & Queen’s Boulevard, Kitchener, Ontario
Rockway Gardens
Beautifully landscaped park located minutes from downtown Kitchener. No photo permit required.
Along King Street between Highway 86 and Ottawa Street, Kitchener, Ontario

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July 18th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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