Shooting Locations

Toronto is a great city with amazing micro-environments that are perfect backdrops for Toronto wedding photography shooting locations. All Toronto wedding photographers have their favourite photography locations and these are some of ours. Given the variety of locations, Toronto wedding photography is definitely unique.

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Alexander Muir Gardens, Toronto

Beautiful sunken gardens that are hidden from Yonge Street. Part of a large park network that goes to Leslie Street. Features include treed walkways, benches, stone walls & stairs. Street parking is available.

Location: Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave.

Permit required

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Front Street/Esplanade area, Toronto

Nice architecture, shops and outdoor cafes, greenspace with flowers and water fountain.
 Very busy on Saturdays because of the markets. Check for festivals that close the street. Street parking is available.

Location: Front St. & Market St.

Permit Not Required.

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Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto

Beautiful park with a fountain, staircase and bridge. Parking available. Very busy during summer weekends. Street parking is available.

Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E.

Permit required

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Guild Inn Gardens, Toronto

SEE PHOTO BELOW. Located on the Scarbourgh Bluffs. At one time an artist community. Filled with parts of historic Old Toronto buildings saved from the wreaking ball. Parking is available. Gorgeous gardens.

Location: 201 Guildwood Parkway.

Permit required

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Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

Historic indoor greenhouses. Great anytime of the year, but especially in the winter for a touch of green. Street parking is available.

Location: 19 Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)

Permit required

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University of Toronto, Toronto

Charming old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus. Use is limited to certain areas. Street parking is available.

Location: College Street and University
Avenue

Permit required

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Osgoode Hall, Toronto

A stunning 1800s historic building, with colourful manicured gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing. No parking.

Location: NE corner of Queen Street and University Avenue

Permit not required

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High Park, Toronto

Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond. Parking is available in the park.

Location: Bloor Street and Parkside Avenue (just north of the QEW)

Permit is not required but it’s a good idea to get permission as public events may be planned.

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Casa Loma, Toronto

What could be better than a real castle! Casa Loma provides a spectacular setting. Access to the conservatory, terrace and gardens are available. Parking is available.

Location: 1 Austin Terrace (Spadina Avenue and Davenport Road)

Permit required

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James Garden, Etobicoke

A traditional park with lots of trees, flowers, bridges, some water.
 Parking is available.

Location: Edenbridge Drive (east off Royal York Road)

Permit required

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Distillery District, Toronto

An historic distillery built in 1832. Lots of interesting backdrops – cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old brick buildings. Very busy in the summer. Parking is available.

Location: Mill St. (Between Parliament St. and Cherry St.)

Permit required

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The Old Mill Inn, Toronto

Historic building with a beautiful waterfall and landscaped gardens.
 Parking available.

Location: 21 Old Mill Road

Permit not required

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Union Station, Toronto

One of the largest and most opulent train stations in Canada, with fascinating old architecture, both inside and out.
No Parking.

Location: 65 Front Street West (at Bay Street)

Permit required

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Cherry Beach, Toronto

Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring Sandy beach, wooded areas and a boardwalk.
 Parking is available.

Location: at the south end of Cherry St.

Permit not required

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Humber Bridge, Etobicoke

Situated on Lake Ontario (West end of Toronto), featuring sandy beach, parkland & trees, and walkways. Parking is available.

Location: Lakeshore Rd. and South Kingsway

Permit not required

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TD Centre, Toronto

Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small greenspace. Parking is available.

Location: Bay St. & Wellington St. W.

Permit not required for outdoor shooting

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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

City architectural landmark, farmers’ market, indoor food market.
 Parking is available.

Location: Front St. & Jarvis St.
Permit:

Call for permit information

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Ashbridges Bay, Toronto

Situated on Lake Ontario, features expansive beaches, a harbour & marina, and boardwalk café. Parking is available.

Location: Lakeshore Blvd. E. & Coxwell Ave.

Permit: Call for permit information

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Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto

Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture. Parking is available.

Location: 7 Hart House Circle (U of T Campus)

Permit not required if wedding is held at Hart House.

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Glendon College, York University, Toronto

Beautiful Rose gardens, treed pathways, an old manor, and stone walkways. Parking is available.

Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.

Permit not required

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Black Creek Pioneer Village, North York

Fully restored rural Ontario 19th century village. Parking is available.

Location: Steeles Ave. & Jane St.

Permit required

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Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto

Comprised of distinctive industrial buildings, a quarry garden, surrounded by parkland.
 Very busy Saturday mornings until mid-afternoon with a farmer’s market. Parking is available.

Location: Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road

Permit required.

Phone: 416-392-8188

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Todmorden Mills, Toronto

Adjacent to the Don Valley Brick Works historic site, the Todmorden Mills Museum is a unique industrial settlement built in the 18th century.
 Parking is available.

Location: Pottery Road, west of Broadview at Mortimer Ave.

Permit: permit required

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Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto

Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, Victorian architecture, iron gates, Courtyard with fountain, treed areas and a boardwalk.
 Parking is available.

Location: Lakeshore Blvd. and Colborne Lodge Drive

Permit required

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North York Rose Garden, Toronto

In the heart of North York, the Rose Garden has winding pathways, mature trees and a lovely array of greenery and flowers. Parking is available.

Location: Northwest corner of Yonge Street and Park Horne Avenue

Permit required

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Toronto Music Garden, Toront0

A garden built like a treble cleff. Elegant. Parking is available.

Location: 65 Front Street (between Bay and York Streets)

Permit required

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