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Still Photography Permits - City of Toronto + East York Sidewalks
(East York: East of Keele/ South of Eglinton/ West of Victoria Park/ North of Lake Ontario)

Transportation Services, City of Toronto
Metro Hall
55 John Street, 17th floor
Permit Application

Still Photography Permits - City of Toronto Sidewalks

North York: 416-395-6303
Scarborough: 416-396-7505
Etobicoke York: 416-394-8418

Still Photography Permits - City of Toronto Parks, Conservatories + Toronto Island

List of Toronto Parks

Guidelines for filming in the City of Toronto
Filming in the City of Toronto

Film permit application process - City of Toronto
Film permit application process

Plan Your Shoot - City of Toronto (includes info for Paid Duty Officers, Helicopters & Unmanned Air Vehicles and SPFX, Firearms & Pyrotechnics Guidelin)
Plan Your Shoot


Work Permits

Find out if you need a work permit to work in Canada



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March 2019

James Minchin shoots key art for Shazam!, Matthias Clamer shoots key art for What We Do In The Shadows, Astera Titan Tubes in Rentals ans more!

February 2019

Reena Newman dhoots for Ungava Gin, Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Schitt's Creek, Cass Bird shoots for Loro Piana, Luna Display in Rentals and more!

January 2019

Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Working Moms Season 3, Greg Bennet shoots ad for Ontarios Nurses Association, New Capture Carts in Rentals and more!

December 2018

Christoph Strube shoots for Sporting Life, Malina Corpadean shoots for Fashion Magazine, Profoto Pro 10 packs in Rentals and more!

November 2018

Tim Tadder shoots for Peloton, Mark Peckmezian shoots Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, iMac Pro, iPad Pro and Eizo 4K Monitors in Rentals and more!

October 2018

Ugo Richard shoots Shawn Mendes for Emporio Armani, Giampaolo Sgura shoots Ryan Gosling for GQ, more Scrim Jim Kits and MSE Panel Stands in Rentals and more!

September 2018

Jake Chessum shoots for Entertainment Weekly and People Magazines, Austin Hargrave shoots for The Hollywood Reporter for TIFF 2018, new Kino Flo Freestyle and Arri Skypanels in Rentals and more!

August 2018

Andrew Eccles shoots Suits Season 8, Juan Algarin shoots for Winners, Astera Pixel Tubes and LightDrops in Rentals and more!

May 2018

DP Kevin Wong shoots for Food Network Canada, Amdrew Soule shoots RW & Co and Porter Campaign, New expanded grip in Rentals and more!

March 2018

Brooke Palmer shoots gallery for The Detail, D. Picard shoots for Elle Canada, Mary Ellen Matthews shoots for Star Falls, New Canon Log and more!

February 2018

Tether Tools in S1 Expendables Store, Moo shoots for Fashion Magazine, Morrison Films shoot spot for Air Canada, New Fiilex LED lights, DaVinci Resolve Panel and more!

January 2018

Alvaro Goveia shoots for Wedding Bells, Keyframe Communications shoots for Playmobil, New Profoto B1X kits, Profoto A1, OCF modifiers and more!

December 2017

Ruven Afanador shoots Drake for The Hollywood Reporter, Christos Kalohoridis shoots gallery for Frankie Drake, New productions Rentals and more!

November 2017

Caitlin Cronenber shoots Kim's Convenience S2 gallery, Beau Grealy shoot Sophie Turner for Marie Claire, Juan Algarin shoots Winners Fall Campaign and more!

October 2017

James Dimmock shoots promos for Star Trek: Discovery, Gabor Jurina shoots Fall Loolbook for Bayview Village, New MacBook Pro in Rentals, WiFi Hotspots, American Grip Stands and more!

September 2017

Justin Bishop shoots for Vanity Fair @ TIFF, Austin Hargrave shoots The Hollywood Reporter for TIFF, New S1 Video Van - LED Exterior Package, Quasar LED lamps and more!

August 2017

New S1 LED Truck package, Marco Grob shoots promos for IT remake, Matthias Clamer shoots for Star Trek: Discovery, New Sufa 400 LED, Arri Skypanel, LiteGear and more!

June 2017

Paul Dukovic shoots Margaret Atwood, AdHoc Content produces "Star War - I am your father" for father's day, Max Abadian shoots for Square One Shopping Centre and more!

May 2017

Paul Steinberg shoots 360° car interior for Chrysler, Norman Wong shoots for Marshall's Canada, interview with Edward Burtynsky and more!

April 2017

Jill Greenberg shoots promos for The Handmaid's Tale, Javier Lovera shoots for Fashion Magazine, Pricing and Negotiating tips, and more!

March 2017

Jeff Riedel shoots promos for Taken (NBC), Caitlin Cronenberg shoots the new CBC series Anne, New "A La Carte Truck" addition and more!

February 2017

Miller Mobley & Kurt Iswarienko shoot The Expanse Season 2 gallery, Matthias Clamer shoots Man Seeking Woman S3 Gallery, new production Rentals and more!

January 2017

Jamie Trueblood shoots the cast of xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Justin Stephens shoots the poster for People of Earth, New V-Mount batteries and more!

December 2016

Andrew Soule shoots Roots holiday lookbook, Steve Wilkie shoots A Nutcracker Christmas, Peter Lindbergh shoots the 2017 Pirelli Calender and more!

November 2016

Adrian Gaut shoot for Bombardier, Steven Pan shoots Drake's manager for GQ, New Studio Carts in Rentals, favourite Focal Lengths of famous directors and more!

October 2016

Noah Fallis shoots Steven Stamkos, Jake Chessum shoots the stars at TIFF, New Chimera Triolet Tungsten kits and more!

September 2016

Matthew Brooks shoots TIFF for InStyle, Daniel Bergeron shoots TIFF for IndieWire, New Canon 5D Mark IV & MSE Dutti Dolliy in Rentals and more!

July 2016

Marco Grob shoot Pennywise for "It" remake, Nino Munoz shoots international publicity for Jason Bourne, new LEDs in Rentals: Sufa Bullet, Mole-Richardson, Kino Flo and more!

June 2016

Touchpoint Films produces for Venom Vodka, Steve Wilkie shoots the gallery for Killjoys Season 2, new K5600 Kurve Parabolic Reflectors in Rentals and more!

May 2016

Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Drake album art for Views, River Jordan shoots Kyle Lowry for Finish Line, new Anton Bauer G90 batteries and more!

April 2016

Atiba Jefferson shoots Toronto Raptors and Drake, Florian Bison shoots worldwide FILA campaign, new Broncolor Para FT HMI systems and more!

March 2016

S1 Expendables store open, Walter Looss shoots for Sports Illustrated Magazine,Steve Wilikie shoots gallery for Bitten Season 3, new fabrics and carts in Rentals and more!

Feb 2016

S1 opens on Saturdays, Christophe Strube shoots Sporting Life, DJI Ronin kits and MSE Car Mount kits in Rentals and more!

Jan 2016

Nigel Parry shoots Suits Season 5 Gallery, Jeff Riedel shoots Warrior TV Series Gallery, SmallHD DP7 Wireless Director's monitor in Rentals and more!

Dec 2015

Douglas Friedman shoots Serena Williams for Harper's BAZAAR, Andrew Eccles shoots for Vanity Fair, Canon C300 in Rentals and more!

Nov 2015

Peter Hapak shoots for People Magazine at TIFF, Justin Bishop shoot at TIFF for Vanity Fair, MSE 70" Slider in Rentals and more!

June 2015

Steve Wilkie shoots Killjoys TV Show Gallery, Moo shoots Liisa Winkler for Elle Canada Magazine, Canon 5Ds R in Rentals and more!

May 2015

Andrew Soule shoots FLARE Magazine in Nicaragua, Christoph Strube shoots Sporting Life - Spring / Summer 2015 Look Book, Nikon D810 in Rentals and more!

April 2015

Nino Munoz shoots Gallery for Orphan Black Season 3, 'Regression' - Gallery shoot by Jan Thijs, New Video Exterior Van Package w/ ARRI M40 & M18 HMI's in Rentals and more!

March 2015

Beno & Wolf shoots for Mazda Canada, Matthias Clamer shoots Gallery for Man Seeking Woman, New Litepanels Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED Kit in Rentals and more!

February 2015

Caitlin Cronenberg shoots Rookie Blue Season 5, Diego Uchitel & Rodolfo Martinez shoot Ascension TV Series, New Winnebago - Hair & Make Up Shooter 32' J-Class MoHo in Rentals and more!

January 2015

Max Abadian shoots Hilary Duff for Elle Canada Magazine, 12 Monkeys TV Show gallery shoot for SyFy Chanel, Polly Dolly Kit, MSE Intel-A-Jib in Rentals and more!

December 2014

Ruven Afanador shoots Mean Girls reunion for Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Raina + Wilson shoots for Canadian Nurses Association, Manfrotto 509HD Fluid Head 100mm Ball in Rentals and more!

November 2014

"Schitt's Creek" TV Production Support & Retouching by Adhi & Jeff Brown @ S1 Digital, Second Cup Holiday Campaign Retouching by Adhi @ S1 Digital, Winnebago - 32' J-Class in Rentals and more!

October 2014

Photographer Dale May shot for Time Out London at TIFF, Andrew Soule shoots FLARE Magazine in Las Vegas, ARRI M40 - 4000w HMI in Rentals and more!

September 2014

Mark Mann shoots TIFF for Awardsline Magazine, Austin Hargrave shoots celebrities for The Hollywood Reporter, Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon in Rentals and more!

August 2014

Todd Fraser shoots - The Amazing Race Canada 2, OPC TV shoots Koodo Mobile's New Experiential Campaign, MSE Superflex Arms in Rentals and more!

July 2014

Steam Films Shoots for Grand Marnier, Frank Hoedl shoots Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, NEW Intel-A-Jib LITE Complete Kit in Rentals and more!

June 2014

Dexter Quinto shoots Ron White Shoes, Photographer Greg Paupst shoots Hillary Rodham Clinton, NEW Canon Selphy CP910 Printer in Rentals and more!

May 2014

Christoph Strube shoots Sporting Life - Look Book Retouching by S1 Digital, Photographer Owen Bruce Shoots for Glow Magazine, NEW Mac Pro in Rentals and more!

April 2014

Photographer Ruven Afanador shoots Orphan Black star for cover of Entertainment Weekly, Moo shoots for Elle Canada, NEW Profoto B1 - self contained battery strobe in Rentals and more!

March 2014

Yorkdale re-brands with Portraits by Bryan Adams, Steve Wilkie Photographs the Cast of "Working The Engels" - Retouching by S1 Digital, Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder Kit in Rentals and more!

February 2014

Andric & Geneviève Caron for BMO World Elite Mastercard, Andrew Soule shoots Alana Zimmer for Herringbone Magazine, iWorkCase for 15" Laptop in Rentals and more!

January 2014

Katy Perry - Much Music Video "That Much Closer", Mark Seliger shot 'Best Man Holiday' movie images in TO, NEW High Temp Broncolor Para 133 at Rentals and more!

December 2013

Marcel Wepper shoots Marion Cotillard for Elle's Women In Hollywood 2013 video, Robert Popkin shoots for Nissan Grey Cup Ad Campaign, Profoto HR 7' Octa at Rentals and more!

November 2013

Genevieve Charbonneau shoots Hayden Christensen for Lou Lou Magazine, Matthew Lyn shoots Daniel Radcliffe for Sharp Magazine, Joy and Seaway Cable - Distro at Rentals and more!

October 2013

Miller Mobley shoots Brad Pitt & Chiwetel Ejiofor for The Hollywood Reporter, Scott McDermott shoots TIFF for Beyond Cinema Media, Broncolor New High Temp Para 88 Kit and more!

September 2013

S1 adds the NEW line of redesigned HIGH TEMP Broncolor Paras to rentals, Andrew Soule shoots Julia Dunstall for Flare Magazine, John van der Schilden shoots Shoppers Drug Mart  - retouching by Jeff Brown @ S1 Digital

August 2013

Mark Seliger shoots Kiefer Sutherland for Jose Cuervo TV Ad, John van der Schilden shoots top Canadian model Dauphine for Elle Canada, Genevieve Caron shoots for Glassbook, GoPro Hero3 Black Edition in Rentals and more!

July 2013

Mario Sorrenti shoots Drake for July's cover of GQ Magazine, Kirk Edwards shoots Kit Harington for Vanity Fair Italia, Photographer Steve Wilkie photographs the cast of "Copper" and more!

June 2013

Chris Wahl Feature on 16x9 The Photographer, Christoph Strube shoots for Montauk Furniture Store, NY Photographer Michael Williams shoots for Flare at S1, HyperJuice 2 External Battery in Rentals and more!

May 2013

Gary Land shoots Meaghan Mikkelson for SportChek, Dylan Coulter photographs R.A. Dickey for the New Yorker, S1 Award Of Excellence Winner 2013, White Wooden Posing Stool in Rentals and more!

April 2013

Andrew Soule shoots for Flare Magazine, Brian Doben shoots Carrie Underwood for People Magazine, S1 Award of Excellence Winner 2012, Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon in Rentals and more!

March 2013

Robert Trachtenberg shoots stars of NBC's Hannibal, Max Abadian shoots Charlotte Free for Flare Magazine, PS1 Capture Carts now have - AirPort Extreme N Routers and more!

February 2013

Moo shoots Kirsten Owen for Fashion Magazine, Phase One Digital Tech Certification, Phase One 645DF + Camera Body in Rentals and more!

January 2013

John van der Schilden shoots Janelle Monae for Elle Magazine, Phase One Certification for Digital Tech's @ S1 Studio, New Double Eizo Capture in Rentals and more!