The Photo Shoot Locations Toronto: Engagements

As photographers on of the issues we run into time and time again is the age old question, “where should i do my shoot?”

For many photos, location can make or break a photo; unless of course you’re shooting in studio. Shooting E-shoots is no different, you must be able to provide a suitable location in order to take fantastic photos of to lovers and be able to tell a story about the entire thing. Some locations may provide very warm and dramatic backdrop for a couples love story. In other cases perhaps they are looking for something more modern clean and cold. Whatever it is your clients are looking for you you should always have a list of places you can give them as options where you can shoot. Some require permits that range anywhere from $50 to upwards of $300 depending on the location and the length of the shoot. Below is a mid sized list of locations within the Toronto area, Feel free to use the information below for your shoots!

Wedding photo locations in Toronto

Osgoode Hall

  • Features: A stunning 1800’s historic building, with colourful manicured, gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate iron fencing.
  • Location: Queen and University Streets


University of Toronto – Hart HouseUniversity College

  • 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


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

  • 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

  • Features: Similar to James Gardens, but larger with a fountain and a staircase.
  • Location: Leslie and Eglinton
  • Permit: $50-$100 per hour
  • Phone: 416-392-8188


Cherry Beach

  • 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

  • Features: Situated next to a ravine, beautiful sunken gardens, treed walkways, benches, stone wall & stairs
  • Location: Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave.
  • Permit: $80.00


TD Centre

  • 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


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.


St. Lawrence Market

  • 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

  • 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


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


Evergreen Brick Works

  • Features: Comprised of distinctive industrial buildings, a quarry garden,surrounded by parkland.
  • Location: Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road
  • Permit: Permission required. $200 (please call ahead to confirm)
  • Phone: 416-392-8188


Todmorden Mills

  • 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: 67 Pottery Road, west of Broadview at Mortimer Ave.
  • Permit: permit required
  • Phone: 416-396-2819


Sunnyside Park & Pavillion

  • 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

  • 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



  • 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

  • Features: In the heart of North York, the Rose Garden has winding pathways, mature trees and a lovely array of greenery and flowers.
  • Location: Northwest corner of Yonge Street and Park Horne Avenue
  • Permit: $12.25 per hour
  • Phone: 416-395-6055


Toronto Music Garden

  • 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) 392-1111


Fantasy Fair

  • Features: Ontario’s only indoor amusement park, complete with rides and attractions!
  • Location: Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd.
  • Permit: No permit required; however, rides can be reserved for a fee.
  • Phone: 416-674-5200


**locations sourced from wikito**