Filming in Parry Sound

What Parry Sound Has to Offer

Northern Ontario's southernmost film-friendly city is 240 km from Toronto on Highway 400 and has resources and assets for every aspect of film production. Working directly with producers to identify and meet their needs, the region's economic development office is successful at attracting and retaining film and television productions. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Parry Sound is framed by water, rocks, and the iconic railway trestle that runs through downtown.

Getting a Film Permit

Productions in Parry Sound are required to notify the municipality of filming and apply for a film permit, as well as pay for any rental fees for parks or municipal facilities. Proof of insurance, permission to shoot on private property, and off-duty provincial police support where required will be necessary. 

Please visit the official Town of Parry Sound site for filming in Parry Sound. There you'll also find their guidebook for filming in Parry Sound that covers all of the requirements and includes helpful suggestions. Check their page also for the:

Productions spending any significant amount of time in Parry Sound are encouraged to join the local Chamber of Commerce to take advantage of discounts and liaise with the local business community, which understands and values the importance of the film industry in Northern Ontario.


For more information about filming in Parry Sound, contact CION at

Parry Sound Advantages

Shooting in Parry Sound means:

  • No film permit fees
  • Assistance with streamlining permits and approvals, scouting, accommodations and ground transportation, arrangements for facilities, liaison with community partners and utilities
  • Provincial and Federal tax credits
  • Northern Ontario-specific financial incentives

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