The Humber Arboretum offers many options for beautiful and creative commercial photography. Discover our spring-flowering trees, our colourful annual and perennial gardens, ornamental grasses, and seasonal colours. We also have theme gardens such as the Garden of the Rising Moon and the Tranquility Garden. Other areas for photography include forest trail entrances, ponds, wooden bridges, stone paths, and unique structures.
Wedding photography, engagement photography, family photo shoots, graduation photos, or other planned photography sessions at the Humber Arboretum require a permit.
COVID-19 Notice: Permits are now available on a limited basis. The process and approvals are based on the current government restrictions and are subject to change depending on direction and guidelines provided by the City of Toronto and Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen.
Permits cover a two-hour window and pricing is based on time of year:
Please note that currently VISA or Mastercard are the only available payment options.
During the summer of 2021 the Centre for Urban Ecology remains closed and staff are working remotely. The following application process is in place until further notice:
Applications must be made at least 5 business days prior to the requested date.
*Please note that party size is always restricted to a maximum of 25 people at the Humber Arboretum and is currently further restricted in keeping with government guidelines for outdoor gatherings.