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Important Notice Regarding Photography Permits:

The majority of locations in Toronto do require a photography permit, per local bylaw regulations. While I have done my best to provide permit information for each location, permit bylaws do change periodically and this information was current only at the time it was written. When considering these, or any location in the Toronto region, please take a few minutes to do your research ahead of time to ensure no surprises on the day of your portraits.

For locations that are far less likely to require a permit, consider travelling North for your portrait session to take place in the Muskoka Region, or Simcoe County.


High Park


Dog-Friendly? Yes.

Best Season to Visit: Summertime, however park is open all seasons.

Privacy Level? Very public. Visible from the street, and pedestrian sidewalks. Parking lots throughout park. This is a popular destination for tourists. That said, it is an enormous place, with opportunity to find quiet spots even during the busiest parts of the day.

Permit Required? Not for engagement photography. Permit may be required for wedding photography; please check with local bylaw offices for details.

Parking Fee? No




Liberty Village


Dog-Friendly? Yes, however a leash is strongly recommended and most areas we visit will be along busy streets.

Best Season to Visit: All seasons.

Privacy Level? Very public. Visible from the street, and pedestrian sidewalks.

Permit Required? No.

Parking Fee? It depends where you put your car! Some streets have free parking, and others have metres.


Distillery District


A visit to Toronto wouldn't be complete without a trip to the historical Distillery District. Loved by many for the authentic brickwork buildings, handcrafted artisan goods and delicious cafes, this area offers a taste of the big city in a quaint community. Views of the CN Tower can be seen from the region. In the holiday season the entire area is decorated with string lights and a gigantic Christmas tree, fully illuminated.


Dog Friendly? Yes, outdoors only.

Best Season to Visit: Year-round, although the winter holiday decor is marvellous!

Privacy Level: Low. This is a small space frequented by both locals and tourists. While we will do our best to limit the number of people visible in the backgrounds of images, having them pass by during your session is unavoidable.

Permit Required? Yes. Please contact the City of Toronto for more details.

Parking Fee? Yes. There is an underground parking lot as well as a few city lots within a short walking distance to the Distillery District. Expect to pay at least $15/vehicle, however rates vary based on the time of day, day of week, season and current local bylaws.




Edwards Gardens


Edwards Gardens is a beautiful spot located within the Toronto Botanical Gardens. It offers a gorgeous space that is both indoor and outdoor. The scenery is ever-changing and makes it the perfect spot for a wedding or portraits anytime of year.


Parking: Paid meter parking. Expect to pay at least $5 per vehicle.

Permit: $381.29 for two consecutive hours (as of summer 2018 -- please contact the City of Toronto for current rates and information). Multiple permits are given out each day, especially on summer weekends. Keep in mind that while this is a large location, other couples may be on the premise at the same time, and thus certain areas may have restricted access on that basis.

Dog Friendly: Please contact the City of Toronto to request permission





Guelph University Arboretum

Absolutely stunning doesn't describe it. This beautiful park features a wooden gazebo surrounded by a maze of trimmed hedges, bright floral gardens lining long stretch of pathway, beautiful birch forests and a central fountain surrounded by benches. A lovely place for a quiet rest or an autumn walk,this location is perfect for engagement photography.


Dog Friendly? Yes.

Best Season to Visit: Year-round, although the autumn foliage is absolutely breath-taking.

Privacy Level: Moderate. This is a large park with plenty of lower-traffic areas, however do expect some people to pass by including laughing children and leashed dogs.

Permit Required? No.

Parking Fee? None required at the time of writing this webpage, however please check online or phone ahead at the time of your engagement session to confirm.




Casa Loma


Dog-Friendly? No.

Best Season to Visit: All seasons.

Privacy Level? Very public. Even with a paid permit, the museum is open to the public without restrictions.

Permit Required?Yes. Please contact Casa Loma directly for more details.

Parking Fee? Yes. Expect to pay at least $10/vehicle, however the fee varies depending on your chosen lot.