FilmPal is experiencing intermittent technical issues. While we investigate, please continue to apply online but forward your application receipt(s) to your assigned Film Permit Coordinator or filmtoronto@toronto.ca.

You can now submit all film permit requests, production information, insurance certificates and park maps through our web portal, FilmPAL. While we work to resolve some technical issues, please download and email us your application receipt so we can verify that your filming information was properly received in our system.

 

Please see answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. Still unclear? Email us.

Fill out a production information form first. Once completed, you will be able to submit applications and other documents online using FilmPal.

You must complete the mandatory fields of the production information form to the best of your knowledge. Any blank non-mandatory fields can be entered at a later date with your assigned film permit coordinator.

You need to submit a production information form first. If you have already completed that section and still can’t find your project title in the “Existing Production” drop-down, email filmtoronto@toronto.ca.

You can submit your insurance anytime online by choosing your production from the drop-down list. Currently we accept JPG and PNG formats. If your certificate is in a different format, click the link at the top of the insurance page and attach it to the email.

Upload your letter when you fill out the application. Currently we accept JPG and PNG formats. If your letter is in a different format email it to filmtoronto@toronto.ca or your film permit coordinator.

  • When filling out the parking section of the application, all parking dates entered must include coning, prep, wrap, and weather.
  • Entering Streets: For North/South street segments: Enter the Street Name, From: using most southern point, To: most northern point.
  • For East/West street segments, use Yonge St as the point of reference.  Enter Street Name, From: street closest to Yonge, To: street furthest from Yonge.

Using our map, confirm that the street name, type, direction and address are valid and entered correctly.

Provide the street name or laneway coordinates in the “Special Instructions” box in the filming location section.

Email filmtoronto@toronto.ca or your assigned film permit coordinator the new plate numbers. Do not submit another scouting application.

Email filmtoronto@toronto.ca or your assigned film permit coordinator the weather date or changes in coning times. Do not submit another application. You will lose your priority sequence.

Revisions are not possible at this time. Email your assigned film permit coordinator and cc filmtoronto@toronto.ca with the changes. Do not submit a revised application online.

Once you submit your application(s), you will receive a receipt. If you have a receipt, your applications were received.

You will be contacted by a film permit coordinator asking for more information, clarification, changes that need to be made, or instructions for when your permit can be picked up. If you do not have to pick up red cards, the permit can be emailed to you for sign back.