Mississauga's unique filming locations are attracting dozens of film and television productions each year. All permits to film on City of Mississauga streets, property and parks are issued by the Mississauga Film and Television Office.

Filming brings substantial revenue to the community and is part of the City's broader Culture strategy. Production companies pay residents and businesses for rental use of their properties; hotels and restaurants see increases in visits; many professionals in the filmmaking community live right here in Mississauga.

Mississauga Film and Television staff works with local film scouts to find suitable locations for producers, filmmakers and location managers who are considering Mississauga for filming.

Contact:
201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4
t: 905-615-3200 ext.4114
e: film.office@mississauga.ca

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Commercial and Student Productions
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All commercial and student productions must have a permit to film on City propert.

Productions must submit:

  1. A permit application [download form]
  2. Proof of insurance using the City's Form [download form]
    • $2 million per occurrence minimum coverage (or higher limits as the City reasonably requires depending on the nature of filming). The insurance certificate must name the intended permit holder and be completed, signed and stamped by the insurer or an authorized agent (insurance broker).

Productions may also be required to submit:

Due to high permit volumes, the Film Office currently requires a minimum of 5 business days to process a permit. No rush applications can be processed at this time.

A Road Occupancy Permit (ROP) associated with filming is $335.00 +HST ($43.55). An expedited fee of $86.00 +HST ($11.18) may also apply.

For filming on City property other than roads (i.e. Parks, community centres), a location fee will apply based on location, duration and filming details.

All film permits can be picked up at the Mississauga Film Office, 201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202; M-F, 8:30am - 4:00pm. Payments can be made by debit, credit or cheque payable to the City of Mississauga.

Cancellation: In the event of cancellation by Production after the permit has been issued, Production will be required to pay an administrative fee of 15% of the total fees.

Corporate Policy: Filming on City of Mississauga Property [download]


Commercial Drones/Aerial Photography & Filming

The use of remote-controlled devices including aerial drones is prohibited unless all Transport Canada safety rules and guidelines are followed and flight is authorized by a City of Mississauga permit. Transport Canada exemption rules may apply.
The following must be submitted prior to flight, on behalf of any company providing commercial drone photography or filming services:

  • $5 million Aviation Liability insurance naming The Corporation of the City of Mississauga as an additional insured on the City's template. [download form]
  • Insurance must contain a waiver of subrogation in favour of the City of Mississauga
  • Copy of Transport Canada Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)
Commercial Still Photography
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For commercial still photography bookings, please contact the Customer Service Centre, Booking Office by phone at 905-615-4100 or in person at 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, ground floor: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, and Saturday 9am - 1pm.
For Residents
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If you are interested in listing your house or other owned real estate for filming, register your property online with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).

https://digitallibrary.omdc.on.ca/

   

 

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