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Prime Photography Locations in Toronto

The GTA is an amazing location for wedding and engagement photography, there are many locations to choose from:

  • Botanical Gardens & Green Houses
  • Barns & Farms
  • Architecture
  • Waterfront & Waterfalls
  • Hotels, Manors, Estate, Castles and Heritage Houses
  • Pier & Docks
  • Bluffs

Whatever your needs, there’s a location in GTA for your photo session.

Listed below are 100 of these locations.Remember some of these locations require permits while others are free.

CENTRAL & DOWNTOWN TORONTO

 

DOWNTOWN YORKVILLE

  • Address: bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west
  • Description: Modern
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

OSGOODE HALL

  • Address: 130 Queen St. West
  • Description: Historical, Architectural, &  Romantic
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? (Not for outdoors but for inside)

FRONT STREET & THE ESPLANADE

  • Address: Front Street & The Esplanade
  • Description: Modern
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

ALEXANDER MUIR GARDENS

  • Address: 2901 Yonge Street
  • Description: Natural Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

DISTILLERY DISTRICT

  • Address: 55 Mill St.
  • Description: A Unique  Historical, Architectural, Modern &  Romantic place,
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THE BERKELEY CHURCH

  • Address: 315 Queen St. East
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

UNION STATION

  • Address: 65 Front St. West
  • Description: Architectural & Historical
  • Indoors
  • Permit Required? Yes

CHERRY BEACH

  • Address: Located on the south end of Cherry St.
  • Description: Natural
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS

  • Address: 76 Wychwood Ave
  • Description:  Architectural, Historical, Unique, Modern
  • Outdoor and Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THE BURROUGHS

  • Address: 639 Queen St. West.
  • Description: Architectural, Historical, Unique, & Modern
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

STEAMWHISTLE BREWERY

  • Address: 255 Bremner Blvd
  • Description:  Historical, Unique, Modern
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

BCE CENTER (BROOKFIELD PLACE)

  • Address: 181 Bay St.
  • Description: Architectural & Unique
  • Permit Required:  Photography is not a guarantee but there are times when permission may be granted to a bride and groom.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO:

TRINITY COLLEGE

  • Address: 6 Hoskin Ave
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor & Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

HART HOUSE

  • Address: 7 Hart House Circle
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

KNOX COLLEGE

  • Address: 59 St. George Street
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GENERAL

  • Address: 172 St. George St.
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

ST. LAWRENCE MARKET

  • Address: 92 Front St. East
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

KENSINGTON MARKET

  • Address: Dundas/Spadina Area
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

ASHBRIDGES BAY

  • Address: 1561 Lakeshore East
  • Description: Natural
  • Outdoors
  • Permit Required? Yes

TORONTO MUSIC GARDEN

  • Address: 479 Queens Quay West
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Unsure – Please inquire with the establishment

KEW GARDENS

  • Address: 2075 Queen St. East
  • Description: Natural, Gardens & Greenery |
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THOMPSON HOTEL

  • Address: 550 Wellington Ave. West
  • Description: Modern, Romantic & Unique
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

 HARBOURFRONT

  • Address: extends from Bathurst Street in the west, along Queen’s Quay to Yonge Street. (Lake Ontario on the south side)
  • Description: Modern, Romantic & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

SPADINA HOUSE

  • Address: 285 Spadina Rd.
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

CASA LOMA

  • Address: 1 Austin Terrance
  • Description: Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historica.
  • Outdoor AND Indoor ( indoor options may only be available during certain times of the year)
  • Permit Required? Yes

GEORGE BROWN HOUSE

  • Address: 183 Beverley St
  • Description: Romantic & Historical
  • Indoors
  • Permit Required? Yes

SUNNYSIDE PAVILLION

  • Address: 1755 Lakeshore West
  • Description: Architectural, Natural & Lake Front
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

HIGH PARK

  • Address: 1873 Bloor St. West
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Photography permits are not available for High Park as they typically do not allow formal photography to occur on park grounds.

MACKENZIE HOUSE

  • Address: 82 Bond St.
  • Description: Romantic & Historical
  • Indoors
  • Permit Required? Yes

KING EDWARD HOTEL

  • Address: 37 King St. East
  • Description: Modern,Romantic, Unique,  Architectural & Historical
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

  • Address: 60 Yorkville Ave.
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL

  • Address: 100 Front St. West
  • Description: Modern, Romantic & Historical
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THE EATON CENTER

  • Address: 220 Yonge Street
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required?  Please inquire with the establishment

SKYWALK

  • Address: 150 Front St. West (approximately)
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required?  Please inquire with the establishment

GRAFFITI ALLEY

  • Address: 753 Queen St. West
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

THE HAZELTON HOTEL

  • Address: 118 Yorkville Ave
  • Description: Romantic & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL

  • Address: 18 St. Thomas Street
  • Description: Romantic & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

MILLER LASH HOUSE

  • Address: 130 Old Kingston Rd.
  • Description: Romantic & Historical
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

POLSON PIER (‘THE DOCKS’)

  • Address: 11 Polson St.
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

DE LA SALLE HERITAGE HOUSE

  • Address: 131 Farnham Ave.
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, Historical, Unique
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

  • Address: 188 University Ave.
  • Description: Romantic & Unique
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

DONALDA CLUB

  • Address: 12 Bushbury Drive
  • Description: Romantic & Traditional
  • Outdoor (inquire for indoor availability)
  • Permit Required? Yes

WARD’S ISLAND (TORONTO ISLAND)

  • Address: Toronto Island
  • Description: Romantic, Unique, Natural, Gardens & Greenery |
  • Permit Required? No

TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Address: 777 Lawrence Ave. East
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Permit Required? Yes

EDWARDS GARDENS

  • Address: 777 Lawrence Ave. East
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

DON VALLEY BRICKWORKS (EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS)

  • Address: 550 Bayview Ave
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, Historical, Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

FANTASY FARM

  • Address: 50 Pottery Rd.
  • Description: Romantic, Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

TODMORDEN MILLS

  • Address: 67 Pottery Rd
  • Description: Historical & Natural
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THE GRAND LUXE BOUTIQUE

  • Address: 3125 Bayview Ave.
  • Description: Modern & Romantic
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

EAST TORONTO/SCARBOROUGH

 

SUNNYBROOK STABLES

  • Address: 1132 Leslie Street
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required?  Please inquire with the establishment

ESTATES OF SUNNYBROOK (MCLEAN HOUSE & VAUGHAN ESTATES)

  • Address: 2075 Bayview Ave
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural & Historical
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

YORK UNIVERSITY: GLENDON CAMPUS

  • Address: 2275 Bayview Ave.
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, Garden & Unique
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GUILDWOOD PARK (GUILD INN GARDENS)

  • Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, Historical, Unique, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GRAYDON HALL MANOR

  • Address: 185 Graydon Hall Dr.
  • Description: Modern, Romantic, Architectural & Unique
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

ROSETTA MCCLAIN GARDENS

  • Address: 5 Glen Everest Rd, Scarborough
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

HILTON TORONTO/MARKHAM SUITES

  • Address: 8500 Warden Ave, Markham
  • Description: Modern
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

BLUFFERS PARK (SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS)

  • Address: 1 Brimley St. South, Scarborough
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THOMPSON MEMORIAL PARK

  • Address: 1005 Brimley Rd, Scarborough
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

ROUGE PARK

  • Address: 1895 Rouge Hills Drive
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

MILLIKEN PARK

  • Address: 4325 McCowan Rd, Scarborough
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

DURHAM REGION

TRAFALGAR GIRLS SCHOOL

  • Address: 401 Reynolds St, Whitby
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, Historical, Unique
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes, but only available when school is out.

ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN GALLERY

  • Address: 72 Queen St, Oshawa
  • Description: Modern
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

HEYDENSHORE PARK

  • Address: 589 Water St, Whitby
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Unsure – Please inquire with the establishment

 CULLEN GARDENS & MINIATURE VILLAGE

  • Address: 1002 Cochrane St, Whitby
  • Description: Romantic & Natural
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Unsure – Please inquire with the establishment

PARKWOODS ESTATE

  • Address: 270 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa
  • Description: Romantic, Architectural, & Historical,
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

WEST TORONTO/ETOBICOKE/MISSISSAUGA

HUMBER RIVER BRIDGE

  • Address: 86 Palace Pier Court, Toronto
  • Description: Modern & Architectural
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

JAMES GARDENS

  • Address: 61 Edgehill Rd
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE

  • Address: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, Toronto
  • Description: Historical & Natural
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

CENTENNIAL PARK CONSERVATORY

  • Address: 151 Elmcrest, Toronto
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

FANTASY FAIR MALL

  • Address: 500 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke
  • Description: Modern & Unique
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

HUMBER ARBORETUM

  • Address: Arboretum Blvd, Toronto
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

MISSISSAUGA CIVIC CENTER

  • Address: 300 City Center Drive, Mississauga
  • Description: Modern
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? yes but no charge/

QUEEN ELIZABETH II JUBILEE GARDENS

  • Address: 300 City Center Drive, Mississauga
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required: Yes

KARIYA PARK

  • Address: 3620 Kariya Drive, Mississauga
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GAIRLOCH GARDENS

  • Address: Lakeshore & Cairncroft Blvd, Oakville
  • Description: Traditional, Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

ADAMSON ESTATE

  • Address: 850 Enola Ave
  • Description: Contemporary(An Old Mansion), Lakefront, Traditional, Natural & Gardens
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

CHINGUACOUSY PARK

  • Address: 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton
  • Description: Contemporary  Traditional, Natural & Gardens(Green House)
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required: Yes

BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE

  • Address: 1507 Clarkson Rd. North
  • Description: Historical
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

RIVERWOOD CONSERVANCY

  • Address: 4000 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga
  • Description: Contemporary (Old Mansion), Traditional, Natural & Gardens
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Unsure – Please inquire with the establishment

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Address: 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington
  • Description: Contemporary, Traditional, Natural & Gardens(Green House)
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GAGE PARK

  • Address: 45 Main St. North, Brampton
  • Description: Traditional, Natural & Gardens
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required: Yes

ERINDALE PARK

  • Address: 1695 Dundas St West, Mississauga
  • Description: Contemporary, Traditional, Natural & Gardens
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required Yes

HOLCIM WATERFRONT ESTATES

  • Address: 2700 Lakeshore West, Mississauga
  • Description: Romantic , Traditional, Natural & Gardens
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

PALETTA MANSION

  • Address: 4250 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
  • Description: Traditional, Natural & Romantic
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

CRAWFORD LAKE

  • Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton
  • Description: Traditional, Natural & Romantic
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? (entry fee into the park is required)

NORTH TORONTO AND BEYOND

 

DOWNTOWN UNIONVILLE

  • Address: Main Street, Unionville
  • Description: Contemporary, Traditional, Natural & Romantic
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

NEWMARKET TANNERY (OLD DAVIS TANNERY)

  • Address: 465 Davis Drive, Newmarket
  • Description: Traditional, Romantic
  • Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

GERMAN MILLS SETTLER’S PARK

  • Address: 2018 John Street, Markham (approximate)
  • Description: Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? No

KLEINBURG CITY & OLD RAILWAY STATION

  • Address: 10415 Islington, Kleinburg
  • Description: Romantic | Historical | Natural Contemporary
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

THE DOCTORS HOUSE

  • Address: 21 Nashville Rd, Kleinburg
  • Description: Modern, Romantic, Architectural
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

MCMICHAEL GALLERY

  • Address: 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg
  • Description: Modern, Romantic
  • Outdoor (please inquire about indoor availability)
  • Permit Required? Yes

RICHMOND GREEN PARK

  • Address: 1300 Elgin Mills East, Richmond Hill
  • Description: Man-made Waterfall, Traditional, Natural & Romantic
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required?  Please inquire with the establishment

KORTRIGHT CENTER FOR CONSERVATION

  • Address: 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Woodbridge
  • Description: Natural, Gardens & Greenery
  • Outdoor
  • Permit Required? Please inquire with the establishment

EATON HALL

  • Address: 13990 Dufferin St, King
  • Description: Architectural, Unique, Contemporary, Traditional, Natural & Romantic
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

BELLVUE MANOR

  • Address: 8083 Jane St., Vaughan
  • Description: Modern, Romantic
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required? Yes

BELCROFT ESTATES

  • Address: 25396 14th Line, Gilford, ON
  • Description: Romantic, Unique & Natural
  • Outdoor AND Indoor
  • Permit Required?  Please inquire with the establishment