Monday to Wednesday 10am - 7pm

Thursday to Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

The Distillery District is pleased to be chosen as a popular location for personal photography, commercial photography, and filming, as our heritage backdrop of restored Victorian-era buildings and cobblestone streets offers a unique setting.



Commercial Photo Shoots should contact Candace Shaw, Outdoor Events Coordinator at

A permit must be obtained for all portraiture for professional use, student projects, portfolio shoots, editorial, fashion, or commercial photography, or any photography that is not for personal/family use.

Distillery Commercial Photo Permits range in cost from $1000-$2500 +HST per day, depending on the nature of your shoot and the space required. Purchased permits are non-refundable.

Please download and review our 2014 Distillery District Commercial Photography Request Form.

For more information about commercial photography at the Distillery District, please email Candace Shaw, Outdoor Events Coordinator at


Distillery Personal Photo Permits are $225 + HST = $254.25, for four consecutive hours of photography, and are available for purchase online. Purchased permits are non-refundable.

Permits are required for all personal portraiture photography or film shoots at The Distillery District. This includes family portraits, wedding, engagement, or anniversary portraiture; it does not include portraits for professional use, student film or photo shoots, portfolio shoots, editorial, fashion, or commercial photography or filming, which are subject to different rates and conditions (please see below).

Photo crews using these permits must be limited to 2 members with minimal gear, and handheld lighting and props.

Distillery Personal Photo Permits provide for pictures to be taken outdoors at The Distillery only.

Distillery Personal Photo Permits do not allow access to patios of restaurants or cafes, doorways or entrances of the stores or tenant spaces, or inside any store, restaurant or space in The Distillery District.


Please consult the Distillery District Event Calendar for information about events that may be occurring during your photo permit time slot.  Make sure and check the calendar frequently for new events and updates.


For more information about Distillery Personal Portraiture Photo Permits, please contact Pikto at 416-203-3443.


For any information about filming in all areas of the Distillery District (indoors and outdoors), please contact Candace Shaw at

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