Notification letters (Sample Notification Letter) must be distributed to residents and business in the area in which filming activity will take place a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your arrival, including prep days and coning. This allows area residents and businesses the opportunity to respond.
Both sides of the street should be lettered where filming activity is taking place, or as otherwise instructed by Toronto Film, Television and Digital Office staff.
Toronto Film, Television and Digital Office staff must review and approve the letters before they are delivered to ensure that variances to the guidelines are clearly stated. E-mail letters to email@example.com (always indicate project title in subject line) with sufficient time to avoid delays.
The letter should:
In response to COVID-19, the City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office has revised the filming approval/objection solicitation process to limit the physical interactions between film crews and residents. Film productions will no longer canvass door-to-door, but instead will notify the impacted residents about requests for activity in their neighborhood that is in excess of the street usage and/or time restrictions in the filming guidelines. The Have Your Say letter will be delivered to impacted residents, and the process is confidential and equitable, and allows residents to voice concerns, ask questions, or request accommodations. It ensures citizens are basing their response on accurate information, and is the sole means used to determine if permits can be issued. If you choose to object to the requested film guideline exemption(s), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the film production company.
|Arrival Date (Filming/Coning)||HYS Letter Distributed Date||Objection Period End Date|
|Monday||Tuesday prior to film date||Friday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|.Tuesday||Thursday prior to film date||Monday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|Wednesday||Thursday prior to film date||Tuesday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|Thursday||Friday prior to film date||Wednesday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|Friday||Monday prior to film date||Thursday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|Saturday||Tuesday prior to film date||Friday 10 a.m. prior to film date|
|Sunday||Tuesday prior to film date||Friday 10 a.m. prior to film date|