Filming in Parry Sound

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 including a 15,000-square-foot studio facility with production offices and equipment rentals on-site. 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.

    Contact

    For more information about filming in Parry Sound, contact Rob Riselli, CION's Film Programs and Reporting Supervisor, at rriselli@cionorth.ca.

    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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