Filming on Campus


The UTM campus boasts a vide variety of settings which have been completely transformed in to museums, FBI headquarters, high schools, hospitals, and more for feature films, TV series, commercials, and other film needs. 

Want to see more?
Please visit Ontario Creates for more information about what we have to offer as well as for more photographs of our campus.

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Upcoming Filming

What's coming to campus

 Frequently Asked Questions

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William G. Davis building, Suite 3094H

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Film Production FAQs

Can I film at UTM campus?
Yes, UTM is open for filming inquiries depending on the season and on availability. There are also three detached houses on Mississauga Rd. that are available for filming throughout the year.

At what times throughout the year is filming permitted on campus?
Yes. Filming on campus is only permitted during the spring and summer semesters, as well as the fall and winter reading weeks, based on availability and internal approvals. Filming is currently not allowed on campus outside of these time brackets.

Who do I reach out to for a site tour?
Please visit our learn more & book now contact page on our website and we will get back to you within 24 to 48 business hours.

Can you provide parking and base camp for film crews?
Yes, based on timing and availability, we are able to provide parking for base camp and crew.

What type of documentation do I need to provide in order to confirm a film shoot on campus?
After all the filming details have been approved and confirmed, you’ll need to provide a signed contract at least three business days before the start date of your production, a certificate of liability insurance in the amount specified on the contract, and a payment method.

What type of facilities do we have access to for filming?
Film productions have access to spaces that have been booked for the purpose of filming, such as classrooms or lecture halls, event spaces, meeting spaces, spaces for meals, etc. Film productions do not have access to personal offices, research facilities, or any locations that are not approved and not listed on the contract.

Is there any prohibited content or visual effects during filming?
Any violent or gore scenes, use of weapons of any type, nudity or inappropriate content, use of the university’s name or signage & the use of animals are typically not allowed. Please direct any unusual requests to the Special Events Coordinator working with you so they may seek the required approvals.

Can we hire our own security for filming?
It is required to have our Campus Safety on site for the whole duration of filming. If your production requires extra security, please discuss this with your Special Events Coordinator in order to source the necessary approvals.

Can we bring our own catering company to campus?
You may bring your craft truck and/or catering services to campus for a buyout fee of $500/day.

Can we do any physical changes to your facilities?
All requests for physical changes and set dress should be discussed in detail with your Special Events Coordinator prior to signing your contract. Any physical changes must be approved before reaching the contract stage.

Can we film using a drone?
Yes, if the necessary documentation is received and approved. Please refer to our drone policy for more info on the documentation that you need to provide. 

Will the campus be open during filming?
Yes, unless it is a stat holiday, the campus will be fully open and operational during any filming activity. There are always students, staff and faculty studying and working on campus throughout the year.