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GTA Locations & Permits

Suggestions on booking a park/photography location for your Wedding Day

# Call the department of Parks and Recreation of the City in which the park is located. For instance, if you chose to book Sunny Side Pavilion located in the City of Toronto, you need to phone the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation department. 416-392-8188

# In some cases, you must be a resident of the city in which the park is located in order to book the park. If you do not reside in the city in which the park is located, your friend or relative who lives there can book it for you.

# You should book as soon as possible since most parks become booked up fairly quickly and well ahead of time.

# Prices for booking parks vary depending on the park and the city it's in;

they range from $40 for 2hrs and up to $100 per hour. Usually, it costs $100 for 2 hrs., which is exactly what's needed for photography and video on the Wedding Day.

# Remember to bring your park permit(s) on the Wedding Day. You might not be allowed in without one.

GTA Wedding Photography Locations & Permits

Here is a list of the most popular Wedding photography locations in the Toronto Area.

Note: you DO NOT have to book any park for Engagement photos or Video

Look at Suggestions at the top of this page for booking tips

City of Toronto Website

City of Mississauga

Wedding Venues

National Parks Canada

Wedding Locations

Ceremony & Reception Venues Ontario

Miller Lash House, University of Toronto, Scarborough

La Primavera

Toronto Downtown Bed and Breakfast

The Manor, Kettleby

Delta Pinestone Resort –

North Country Getaway –

Pavilion Royale –

Angus Glen Golf & Country Club

Eaton Hall –

The Old Mill –

The Great Hall –

Casa Loma –

Gananoque Inn –

Graydon Hall Manor –

GlenErin Inn –

Edwards Gardens –

Windsor Arms Hotel –

Oak View Terrace –

Michelangelos (Hamilton) –

Ontario Heritage Centre –

Oakville Golf Club –

Cedarbrook Country Inn –

Gage Park (Brampton) –

Estates of Sunnybrook –

Rockwood Conservation Area –

Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Toronto) –

Chinguacousy Wedding Chapel (Brampton)

The Boulevard Club –

Mississauga Wedding Chapel –

Inn on the Park –

Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant –

Morrisburg Meeting Centre –

Southbrook Farms –

Hockley Valley Resort –

The Nottawasaga Inn –

The Millcroft Inn –

Oakview Terrace –


Parks and Gardens in the GTA

Humber Bridge & Park, 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

360˚ panoramic view of the Humber Bridge


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.

Location: College and University

Permit: $120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni

Phone: 416.978.2187


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


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


Kariya Park, Mississauga

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.

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