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June 16, 2022

June 13 FilmOntario Update

City of Toronto Permit Fees

As of today, June 13, the City of Toronto permitting fees are in effect, along with various enhancements to the online application portal.

Payments will now be processed online, and you will receive a link to pay via email. The Film Office will be available for questions or guidance through this transition.

If your production was active before today, a Film Coordinator will contact you with further details. If you have questions about the fees and the implementation, please contact the Film Office.

The permit fees are as follows:
New Fees (+HST) Tier 1
(Features, Series, Mini-Series, Pilots)
Tier 2
(Commercials, Documentaries, Reality Television, Music Videos, Short Films)
Tier 3
(Local News, Student Films)
Film Production Registration $100 $100 Free
Grid Permit
$100 $100 Free
Location Permit
$300 $150 Free
Parks Permit
$200 $200 Free
Road Closure Permit
$500 $500 $500

Reminder - OGS Summer Community Meeting

FilmOntario is proud to be a founding member of Ontario Green Screen (OGS). OGS hosts quarterly community meetings to communicate program updates, share stories and best practices, and build community. Community meetings are hosted on Zoom, and we invite all interested individuals to attend.

The next meeting is schedule for Monday, June 20, 2022 at 7pm.

At this meeting we’ll be promoting clean energy solutions as well as sharing updates on OGS initiatives. Please join us to learn more about our newest resources that aim to help productions access clean power using grid tie-ins.

Register now! All registrants will receive Zoom login details in a separate email prior to the meeting time.

Note: this meeting will also be recorded and posted on OntarioGreenScreen.ca.

Industry Deadlines

Today! Applications due for the Ontario Creates International Financing Forum (iff) at TIFF 2022. During this event, selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US distributors, agents, equity financiers and executive producers for brokered meetings and exclusive networking opportunities.

July 14 – Next deadline for the Ontario Creates Film Fund – Production. The Film Fund provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of production financing. The Fund is intended to increase the level of domestic film production in Ontario. Information sessions (registration required) will be offered on June 15 and 22.

November 30 – Applications for the Ontario Creates Film Fund – Development will be accepted on a continuous basis until this date. This program is intended to support development activities that lead to the increase of domestic feature film production in Ontario, for all stages of development activities.

Reminders for Members

Don’t forget to send Cynthia a copy of your logo or photo that represents your company to be featured in our member directory on the website.

The Filming Is Good Business Campaign is well underway, featuring local businesses who have benefitted from local production on the FilmOntario Twitter feed. If you have a favourite location or business that you think should be highlighted in this campaign, it’s not too late to let me know!

News to Share?

If there are any updates or announcements you would like to share with your fellow FilmOntario members, please don’t hesitate to let me know at clynch@filmontario.ca and I will include them in the next member update.

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