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This isn't really in Toronto but Mississauga if some of you are looking for a place to shoot a little west.

There are some really nice creeks around the streetsville area. There is one that runs between Rivergrove St. and Bristol Rd. right behind the Streetsville downtown area. PM me for exact location if interested.

And Mississauga Rd. of course. Specially the part that runs south of Eglinton and past the UTM. Really nice foliage in fall.


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My visit to the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinberg just reinforced my opinion that it's a great place, for photography or otherwise. The grounds and the first seven galleries permit photography, but not flash use. It's not too far out of the city, up Islington or Hwy 27.
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oops..What about the Areospace Museum?


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Allan Gardens was already mentioned.


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lxdesign wrote:
I am adding the Guild Inn Park to this list -- excellent. Located out in Scarberia! South of Kingston Road on Guildwood.


Just wanted to say thanks for this tip. I went out there last weekend and took several hundred shots - definitely worthwhile! Check out my gallery:

http://www.kevinburke.ca/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15149

Had a great time ...

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Anywhere you can access Lake Ontario! - Whitby/Oshawa to Burlington/Hamilton

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TORONTO
Alan Gardens
Beaches Ashbridges Bay Park/ Scarborough Bluffs/ and around Cherry beach/docks
Casa Loma
Centennial Greenhouse
Centennial Park
Cham Shan Temple, 7254 Bayview Ave. (www.chamshantemple.org)
China Town,
City Hall
CN tower area and skywalk
CNE
College street northside and west of Clinton , there's a very intersting area of alleys and streets.
Danforth
Distillery District
Don Valley Brickworks
Eaton Centre
Edwards Gardens
Greektown
Guildwood Inn
Harbourfront center
High Park
Kensington Market
Kleinberg McMichael Canadian Collection
Leslie Street Spit on weekends
Markham Civic Centre
Old Mill station (especially The Old Mill Inn and Spa)
Ontario Science Centre
Queen Street between University and Spadina
Queen West between Trinity Belwoods and Spadina.
Ravine system
Richmond Hill - Richmond Green @ Elgin Mills & Leslie
Rouge Beach, which is the east end of Lawrence Ave E.
Scarborogh South East Point Park near the mouth of Highland Creek
Scarborough Rosetta Park - Birchmount and Kingston Rd.
Spadina House
The Downtown core
Toronto Brickworks
Toronto Islands
Union Station and PATH (no tripod allowed inside Union?) - "No photography is allowed in Union Station
-- but tripods alert security much faster than none -- so go hand-held for shooting. I've done a number of nice shots inside union with a bean bag.
Unionville main street
Unionville, Too Good Pond
University of Toronto St. George Campus
Yonge Street between Bloor and Dundas
Yorkville

EAST OF TORONTO
Ajax Frenchman's Bay the east side down Liverpool, or the west side down West Shore Blvd.
Ajax Greenwood Conservation Area
Ajax Rotary Park
Bowmanville Darlington Provincial Park
Meadowvale Glen Rouge Park off Twyn Rivers drive and off Meadowvale directly east of the Zoo.
Oshawa Enniskillen Trail
Oshawa the nature reserve behind the General Motors head office
Pickering "Nuclear" park with the massive $2 million windmill.
Pickering Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
Port of Oshawa
Port Perry Seven Mile Island on Lake Scugog
Port Perry the quaint/rustic downtown Port Perry itself
Whitby Cranberry Marsh
Whitby Heber Down Conservation Area
Whitby Heydenshore Park
Whitby Lynne Shores Conservation Area
Whitby the bluffs between Whitby and Oshawa (always interesting stuff washing up on the beach
Whitby/Oshawa Thicksons Woods

WEST OF TORONTO
Hamilton Falls - link http://www.hamiltonnature.org/localspec ... _intro.htm
Streetsville creek Rivergrove St. and Bristol Rd. right behind the Streetsville downtown area
Mississauga - Port Credit harbour (boats of course) and Credit river (Mississauga Canoe club has regular practices N of Lakeshore)
Mississauga - Credit river - multiple access points south of Eglinton and past the UTM. Really nice foliage in fall.

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Just wanted to say thanks for this tip. I went out there last weekend and took several hundred shots - definitely worthwhile! Check out my gallery:

...

KEv


I just made this trip myself when I was reminded by this article: http://spacing.ca/wire/2009/02/11/build ... the-guild/

So thanks David, and KEv since I geotagged it with the new $10 GPS unit :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofermod/se ... 765297231/


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I am adding the Guild Inn Park to this list -- excellent. Located out in Scarberia! South of Kingston Road on Guildwood.


Just wanted to say thanks for this tip. I went out there last weekend and took several hundred shots - definitely worthwhile! Check out my gallery:

http://www.kevinburke.ca/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=15149

Had a great time ...

KEv


Thanks for the link!! Looks like a place to go on a nice overcast day!


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-Port Credit Harbour (Lakeshore/Hurontario)
-Rattray Marsh
-Cheltenham Badlands
-Zoo/ Mountsberg Wildlife Centre
-Birds Of The Lost Kingdom in Niagara Falls
-Wings Of Paradise /Westfield Heritage Village
-African Lion Safari near Rockton
-St. Jacobs Mennonites
-Country roads with fields of wildflowers,waterlily ponds, farmers plowing/haying etc
-Stormy skies over water or fields
-sunflower/canola fields in July-NOW!
-Country Fairs/rodeos
** anywhere outside of the dirt/pollution/noise of the city


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SLGPHOTO wrote:
-Port Credit Harbour (Lakeshore/Hurontario)
-Rattray Marsh
-Cheltenham Badlands
-Zoo/ Mountsberg Wildlife Centre
-Birds Of The Lost Kingdom in Niagara Falls
-Wings Of Paradise /Westfield Heritage Village
-African Lion Safari near Rockton
-St. Jacobs Mennonites
-Country roads with fields of wildflowers,waterlily ponds, farmers plowing/haying etc
-Stormy skies over water or fields
-sunflower/canola fields in July-NOW!
-Country Fairs/rodeos
** anywhere outside of the dirt/pollution/noise of the city


All great suggestions, but none of them are IN Toronto...


But to add to the list.. if you are looking for a nice drive east and want to check out some historic mills, pickup the "Historic Mills Of Ontario" book which will give you directions to some of the following:

Tyrone Mill (north of Bowmanville)
Vanstone Mill (Bowmanville)
Cream Of Barley mill (Bowmanville)
Molson Mill (Port Hope)
Baltimore Mill (between Port Hope and Bowmanville)
Hope Sawmill & Lang Grist Mill (just east of Peterborough)
Udora Mill (in Udora at the north end of Lakeridge Hwy 23)

and there are many more!


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I go through Udora all the time and had no idea there was a mill .
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I go through Udora all the time and had no idea there was a mill .
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No way! How could you miss it? Its right there at the river.

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I have an off the wall question... if you're shooting for non-commercial work .. do you need a permit? If it's a on location set up?


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I have an off the wall question... if you're shooting for non-commercial work .. do you need a permit? If it's a on location set up?


Depends if it's private or public property? It really depends on where you're shooting. Different locations may have different rules and regulations. Some private places will charge you, even if it's for non-commercial. Also depends if you have lights set up or maybe in a group (with other photogs, or a MUA or assistant(s).. these are all factors that will affect permits, cost, etc.


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Last Wed my wife and I were shooting at the UofT along philosophers walk. I forget the name of the building but as you look in towards the inner courtyard there is a tall skinny abstract scupture just inside as you come back into the opening of the courtyard. We went in and started shooting. I was using a tripod and a woman came out to make sure I was not taking commercial photos and I was asked to sign a piece of paper saying that I was not doing photography for commercial purposes. It was all a very polite and cival exchange.

What are the requirements in the Distillery District? On the web I see a pretty hefty fee for a pro photo permit but nothing I could find for amature non commercial


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year round:

Toronto Zoo
Yonge/Dundas
Yorkville
The Annex
High Park


during the summer

Humber River - anywhere up and down from Old Mill Station
The Beaches (map)
The Harbourfront/Boardwalk (if you have a bike I recommend following the trails that go along side Lake Ontario)
Any of the train tracks
Trinity Bellwoods (map)
Kensington


during summer evenings

Bay/Elm (map)
Baldwin Street (map)


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It's been mentioned a handful of times already but I thought I'd add this link for Hamilton's Waterfalls.

1st post! :)


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2nd post!

In the vein of this topic are there any suggestions for shooting indoors in the downtown core? I'll be in the city Frida and it's to be be pretty freakin' cold... The purpose of the shoot is to get used to using a Tokina 11-16 before a trip next month. Suggestions?


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Can you tell me is it safe to shoot at Don Valley Brickworks alone? I plan to go on Sunday.


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Can you tell me is it safe to shoot at Don Valley Brickworks alone? I plan to go on Sunday.


You aren't going to get into the Brickworks itself since it's now patrolled by Security and under construction. Very not safe to try.


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Anywhere you can access Lake Ontario! - Whitby/Oshawa to Burlington/Hamilton

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Thank you! Great job.


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You got the

Humber Arboretum
Woodbine Racetrack
West Humber Trails
Halton County Radial Railway - Milton
Thickson Woods


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Rob MacLennan wrote:
My visit to the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinberg just reinforced my opinion that it's a great place, for photography or otherwise. The grounds and the first seven galleries permit photography, but not flash use. It's not too far out of the city, up Islington or Hwy 27.


Thanks Rob - do you know if it is mono pod-friendly?


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just thought id share a tip. Whenever i find an interesting place to shoot i grab my phone and take a shot with a geotag. that way i can review them later. If we all did that we could all share some interesting spots with a preview of the potential area.


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Hello All.. quick question about the Guildwood Park in Scarborough. Somebody mentioned that during weekends there are lots of weddings going on. Someone else suggested that if we visit early enough it should be fine. My question is: how early should it be? :)

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just thought id share a tip. Whenever i find an interesting place to shoot i grab my phone and take a shot with a geotag. that way i can review them later. If we all did that we could all share some interesting spots with a preview of the potential area.


yeah if we all had phones with a camera and gps


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Yes...well now I'm thinking I could help fund my next L purchase by selling my Sony x10 >< and use my backup LG GW620...


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Hello All.. quick question about the Guildwood Park in Scarborough. Somebody mentioned that during weekends there are lots of weddings going on. Someone else suggested that if we visit early enough it should be fine. My question is: how early should it be? :)

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You can shoot any day but if you have a model then Saturday is their busiest paying day because of weddings and if you look just a bit like a pro (what ever they look like they may ask for a permit. Unless it' looks like a commercial shoot any other day is usually fine. If they do give you grief then just move to the lake shore. I have done a model shoot at the location but I had permission from the city.


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Hello All.. quick question about the Guildwood Park in Scarborough. Somebody mentioned that during weekends there are lots of weddings going on. Someone else suggested that if we visit early enough it should be fine. My question is: how early should it be? :)

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You can shoot any day but if you have a model then Saturday is their busiest paying day because of weddings and if you look just a bit like a pro (what ever they look like they may ask for a permit. Unless it' looks like a commercial shoot any other day is usually fine. If they do give you grief then just move to the lake shore. I have done a model shoot at the location but I had permission from the city.


If I go there on Saturday and there's a wedding, will I still be able to shoot anything interesting in there?
I mean what's the situation when there's a wedding? are they gonna occupy most of the spaces?


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Hi everybody...this is such a cool topic, I'm new over here, forum and country too, and this is where I can get so much info about places to go and photograph. Are there gonna be any meetups or photowalks anytime soon?
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