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New Creative Images
Posts: 6
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


With my favorite location in Georgetown now being fenced off with sheet metal, I'm looking for some new great location to do model shoots in the Greater Toronto area.     Can some of you out there share your favorite locations in the Toronto area and how to get into them if it's not obvious
Nov 29 12 07:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,825
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


If you like shooting at the beach Toronto island is nice. Also has a nude beach as well so you can shoot nudes there.

$8 ferry ride.

I went there tons of times during the summer.

Edit: oh derp. Saw it was supposed to be abandon buildings. My bad.
Nov 29 12 07:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stephen Dawson
Posts: 29,246
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Pity they "reclaimed" The Brickworks.

I had two of my best shoots there.
Nov 29 12 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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DarrylPascoePhotography
Posts: 467
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Stephen Dawson wrote:
Pity they "reclaimed" The Brickworks.

I had two of my best shoots there.

yea I loooove shooting brickworks. can't even try and sneak in to pull off a quick shoot without permit tongue

Im actually trying to find abandon buildings for shoots myself. Ive seen some cool spots but havent really gone to check out what kind of security or whatever there may or may not be or just how abandoned they are.

Nov 29 12 08:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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JoJo
Contest Queen
Posts: 25,000
Clearwater, Florida, US


Gone are the days of being able to get into the old 999 Queen St buildings, the Lakeshore mental health facility (Kipling at the lake), the old G&W distillery... even some of the CNE buildings - even Downsview AFB.

Great 'mood' places to try
Wycliffe College (the college of divinity - treat it with respect - probably the most gothic-mood building in North America)
Convocation Hall
The old Clark Institute
The old Orillia mental hospital

Check Toronto city hall for demolition permits - you will usually have about 45 to 60 days before actual demolition begins - remember these are private properties, get authorization.

Prince Of Serendip 1073 Yonge St
This is a fabulous antique shop owned by several personal friends (my Toronto home is furnished from here) - it's probably the most outlandish antique shops going - if you approach the people there appropriately you just might be able to rent some of the items.
They also have a massive offsite workshop/storage facility where they maintain many movie props. They have been known to let "a very select few" in after hours to do photo shoots (you might want to grease someone's palm)
They are also the principle source of movie props, period vehicles and period furnishings and clothing for the movie industry. Never hurts to ask where the current locations are wink

The Elgin/Wintergarden Theatre (and the fabled haunted 'third theatre') on Yonge.
You have to 'know someone' to get access here.

The old Eaton's College Theatre (Yonge and College)
This has been closed and unavailable to the public for many years.
You have to 'know someone' to get access here.

And then there's the ROM archives/storage facilities.
I won't even list the address but with a bit of work you can find it... and it's more than worth the detective work - ever done a shoot with a real mummy or a dinosaur? wink
Nov 30 12 01:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Creative Images
Posts: 6
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Thank you, all If i find any i'll post deals on here
Dec 13 12 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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afplcc
Posts: 5,986
Fairfax, Virginia, US


JoJo wrote:
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Check Toronto city hall for demolition permits - you will usually have about 45 to 60 days before actual demolition begins - remember these are private properties, get authorization.

(snip)

JoJo--I hadn't thought about checking with City Hall (including places other than Toronto) for demolition permits--great idea!

Ed

Dec 14 12 03:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Creative Images
Posts: 6
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


great idea, will have to look into demo permits
Dec 23 12 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
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