The Distillery Historic District offers a unique and beautiful setting for personal photography, commercial photography and filming. It is important to note that The Distillery District is private property and access can be revoked at any time.


General Photo and Video Guidelines

Visitors and Personal Use – No Permit Required

Casual snapshots taken by visitors as memories, souvenirs, or for personal use to share on social media may be taken at any time and do not require any permission or permits. We love seeing all the beautiful photography shared by the community. Please tag us with @DistilleryTO and #DistilleryTO and we may re-share your content. Please note, only handheld props are permitted.


Social Media Content Creators and Influencers – No Permit Required

Images captured by social media-based content creators (i.e. Influencers) do not require permission or permits, unless content creators are involved in commercial shoots (which require a permit – if so, see below). Please note, only handheld props and equipment are permitted. Should content creators wish to ensure site access and other special requirements are met, we recommend notifying The Distillery District management team in advance of your desired shoot date (at least 24 hours in advance) at: Please note that this email address is monitored during regular office hours only.

When posting on social media, we encourage you to tag @DistilleryTO and #DistilleryTO in your posts!


Wedding, Engagement, and Professional Family Photography – Permit Required

Permits for wedding, engagement and professional family photography may be PURCHASED HERE. Permits must be picked up during business hours at All In The Wild, 18 Gristmill Lane. Alternatively, your proof of purchase e-mail can be shown to The Distillery District’s security personnel on the day of the shoot. This permit is for photography only and does not include filming.

Due to high site demand, please check the Events Calendar before booking and be aware that event staff or security may ask your party to move at any time. Please be mindful that The Distillery District is a lively neighbourhood, and that many other activities may be going on during your shoot.

Photo Permits are $250+HST and must be purchased online. Permits are non-refundable. Permits are valid for up to 2 consecutive hours and allow handheld props only. Applicants are required to agree with the CONTRACT TERMS. Photo Permits are valid only in the outdoor areas of The Distillery Historic District, and do not allow for photography inside shops, restaurants, entryways, exits, other businesses, or on restaurant patios. Photography must not block pedestrian flow around the site or into residences or businesses.

In the event you would like to reschedule due to inclement weather, please contact and provide your full name and order number. Please note that this email address is monitored during regular office hours only.


Commercial and Professional Photography/Filming – Permit Required

Portraiture, photos for professional use (i.e. commercial shoots, advertising, events, and the like), and any production videography for commercial purpose require a permit in advance. Please contact us at if you are interested in obtaining a commercial photo permit. We require at least four weeks’ notice for commercial permit applications. Note: Commercial photo permits are not available in November & December.


Note: All shoots must be in compliance with Toronto Public Health COVID protocols and gathering guidelines. 

Note: Drone operation in The Distillery Historic District is strictly prohibited.