Where to take wedding photos in Toronto

Where to take wedding or engagement photos in Toronto

University of Toronto – Hart House, University College (27 King’s College. Toronto)


  • Features: Charming old architecture on a beautifully landscaped campus. Use is limited to certain areas, but those areas are great.
  • Permit: $120 for non-alumni / $60 for alumni
  • Phone: 416.978.2187


High Park (1873 Bloor St W, Toronto)


  • Features: Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond.
  • Permit: Permission may be required, as events may be planned.
  • Phone: 416.392.8188


Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace, Toronto)


  • Features: This famous castle provides a spectacular setting. Access to the conservatory, terrace and gardens are all available.
  • Permit: $200 to $300 depending on time of day
  • Phone: 416.923.1171


Distillery District (Mill St.)


  • Features: historic distillery built in 1832. Cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old brick buildings make a unique background for interesting photos
  • Permit: $150.00
  • Phone: 416.364.4793


Osgoode Hall (130 Queen Street West, Toronto.  www.osgoodehall.com)


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


Old Mill Inn (21 Old Mill Road, Toronto)


  • Features: Historic building with a beautiful waterfall and landscaped gardens.
  • Permit: Permission normally required.
  • Phone: 416-236-2641


Union Station (65 Front Street West (at Bay Street))


  • Features: One of the largest and most opulent train stations in Canada, with fascinating old architecture, both inside and out.
  • Permit: $100
  • Phone: 416-392-8188


Evergreen Brick Works (Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road)


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


Allan Gardens Conservatory (19 Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets))


  • Features: Six indoor greenhouses ¬ great for late fall and winter weddings.
  • Permit: $40 per hour (maximum 12 people)
  • Phone: 416-392-8188


Kensington Market (College and Spadina)



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St Lawrence Market (Front St. & Jarvis St.)

  • Features: City architectural landmark, farmers’ market, indoor food market.
  • Permit: Call for permit information
  • Phone: 416-392-7219

Edwards Gardens (Leslie and Eglinton)

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

Cherry Beach (at the south end of Cherry St.)

  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring Sandy beach, wooded areas and a boardwalk.
  • Permit: None required

Humber Bridge, Etobicoke (Lakeshore Rd. and South Kingsway)

  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario (West end of Toronto), featuring sandy beach, parkland & trees, and walkways
  • Permit: None required

Alexander Muir Gardens (Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave.)

  • Features: Situated next to a ravine, beautiful sunken gardens, treed walkways, benches, stone wall & stairs
  • Permit: $80.00

TD Centre (Bay St. & Wellington St. W.)

  • Features: Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small greenspace
  • Permit:
  • Phone: 416-869–2277

Front Street/Esplanade area, Toronto (Front St. & Market St.)

  • Features: Nice architecture, shops and outdoor cafes, greenspace with flowers and water fountain.
  • Permit: None required.

Ashbridges Bay

  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, features expansive beaches, a harbour & marina, and boardwalk cafe
  • Permit: Call for permit information
  • Phone: 416-392-8188

Spadina House (285 Spadina Rd.)

  • Features: Victorian mansion surrounded by restored victorian gardens.
  • Permit: Call for permit information
  • Phone: 416-392-6910

Sunnyside Park & Pavillion (Lakeshore Blvd. and Colborne Lodge Drive)

  • Features: Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, Late 1800’s architecture, iron gates, Courtyard with fountain, treed areas and a boardwalk.
  • Permit: $40 per hour (for up to 20 people)
  • Phone: 416-392-8188

Harbourfront (South side of Queen’s Quay Blvd. West (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street))

  • Features: Toronto’s newest waterfront park.
  • Permit: No permit required for outdoors; please call to inquire about indoor permits.
  • Phone: 416.392.1111

North York Rose Garden (Yonge Street and Park Horne Avenue)

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

Toronto Music Garden ( 65 Front Street (between Bay and York Streets))

  • Features: Beautiful outdoor architecture, with spectacular indoor opportunities.
  • Permit: Permission may be required, as events may be planned for certain dates.
  • Phone (416) 392-1111

Fantasy Fair (Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd.)

  • Features: Ontario’s only indoor amusement park, complete with rides and attractions!
  • Permit:
  • Phone: 416-674-5200

James Gardens (61 Edgehill Road, Etobicoke)

  • Features: Traditional park; lots of trees, flowers, bridges, some water.
  • Permit: $50 to$100 per hour
  • Phone: 416.392.8188

Black Creek Pioneer Village (1000 Murray Ross Pkwy (Jane and Steeles))

  • Features: Fully restored rural ontario 19th century village
  • Permit: Call for permit information
  • Phone: (416) 736-1740 ext. 5444

Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Road, west of Broadview at Mortimer Ave.)

  • Features: Adjacent to the Don Valley Brick Works historic site, the Todmorden Mills Museum is a unique industrial settlement built in the 18th century.
  • Permit: permit required
  • Phone: 416-396-2819

Centennial Park Conservatory, Etobicoke (15 Elmcrest Road (west off Renforth Road, just north of Rathburn Avenue))

  • Features: Three glass houses with interesting plant collections.
  • Phone: 416-394-8543

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